Dunwell Report Host
A native Montanan, Don Dunwell was born in Missoula. His father was a civil engineer who worked on construction projects, so Don and his younger brothers lived in a lot of different places for short periods of time. At one time or another Don has lived in Missoula, Hungry Horse, Fort Peck, and Bozeman.
He also lived in Seattle, Washington; Palisades, Idaho; and Los Angeles, California as a child.
Don is a graduate of the University of Montana and later attended the University of Delaware Graduate School. Prior to college, Don graduated from Columbia Falls High School and then served in the U.S. Army as an instructor in Army's Jump School and Pathfinder School.
Don's broadcasting career started in radio and then he transitioned to television news. He was worked as a reporter, anchor and news manager in a number of cities ranging from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Los Angeles, California. Other locations include Philadelphia, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and San Diego. Don has been recognized on several occasions for excellence in reporting and documentary production.
During his television news career, Don has frequently covered challenging, but rewarding, assignments that have taken him to foreign countries and all corners of the United States.
In 2003, Don and his wife Mary Ann (a Philadelphia-area native) decided that they wanted to return to Montana to live. The opportunity to do so was made possible in January, 2004. The lifestyle, family values and educational system were paramount in making this decision. John, Don's son, attends Helena Middle School. Don and his family are absolutely delighted to be living in Montana's Capital City, Helena and hope to spend many enjoyable years in this community.
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