Summer Dashe is the Good Morning Carolinas Weekend anchor. You can catch her at 7 and 9 on Saturday and Sunday mornings. You can also find her reporting stories during the week.
Summer joined the ABC 15 Team in October of 2015 from KLTV 7 News in Tyler, TX where she was a reporter for two years. Her reports on an EF3 tornado that hit Van, TX were part of a newscast that earned the station a Texas Lone Star Emmy Award for its coverage. She was also the 2012 winner of the Radio Television Digital News Association Pete Wilson Award for responsible and ethical journalism.
During her time in Texas she covered a variety of stories that garnered national attention. Dashe was one of the first reporters to arrive in Van and spent 27 hours straight reporting live from ground zero. Her camera was the first permitted deep into the wreckage during an exclusive ride along with local law enforcement and she was the first to break the news that the storm had resulted in fatalities hours before networks or other local outlets could confirm it. Her exclusive reports aired on local stations across the country, CNN, and Good Morning America. Other notable stories that Dashe has told have been shared on Anderson Cooper 360 and Tosh.O.
Summer says her most memorable interview came in May of 2015 when she headed in to a Texas State Prison to interview a convicted murderer sentenced to 50 years. Though she has told many hard news stories, Dashe most enjoys the stories that make people feel something, no matter the kind. With every interview, she says, she feels grateful that the person trusted her enough to tell their story. Her promise is to always respect each one she gets to tell.
Summer is originally from San Francisco, CA. She graduated in May of 2013 from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, with a degree in journalism and decided she belonged in the south.
She's an animal lover and mom of a very sweet puppy named Sundae. When she's not in the newsroom, you'll often find her taking walks or runs with her dog, enjoying a drink and appetizers at a good local hangout, or volunteering at an animal shelter. If you see her at any of those locations she sure hopes you'll come on over and say hello! She welcomes you to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with story ideas or good jokes.