Rodney Dunigan

Rodney Dunigan

Co-anchor of Local 24 News Good Day weekdays 5:00-7:00am, Midday 11:00am and CW 30 News at 7am.
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Rodney is co-anchor of Local 24 News Good Day weekdays 5:00-7:00am, Midday 11:00am and the CW 30 News at 7am.

Dunigan arrived from Middle-Tennessee where he worked for market leader WTVF in Nashville. He wore plenty of hats around the newsroom; including education reporter and on occasion even sports anchor.

With a solid record of experience on the desk and in the field, Dunigan has worked in a number of television markets. Before Music City, Dunigan spent time at WDTN in Dayton, Ohio where he worked as a "one-man band." He did it all, writing, shooting and editing stories. Believe it or not he even shot his own live shots. Prior to Ohio, he was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WJTV-TV in Jackson, Mississippi.

Since joining the Local24 news team, he has covered a wide range of stories. Dunigan field anchored live coverage of the funeral services for fallen Memphis police officer Martoiya Lang who was killed in the line of duty. He also spearheaded Local24’s “Cool School” franchise which highlights some of the great programs and activities going on in schools around the Mid-South. Dunigan has shown his versatility by also serving as Local24’s medical reporter, covering the latest health related issues and discoveries that affect people living in the Mid-South.

Dunigan began his broadcasting career while still in college, working as the Crime Stoppers reporter and weekend producer for WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi before graduating with honors from Tougaloo College with a degree in English. While a student at Tougaloo, he was the recipient of the RTNDA Ed Bradley Scholarship. The award is given to some of the most promising young journalists in the country.

During his career, Dunigan has interviewed a list of notables from former Governors, to a host of city leaders and notable celebrities. He has also covered a wide range of stories from senatorial elections to issues affecting local school districts.

Dunigan is a strong advocate of community service. He has volunteered with a number of service related organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Ronald McDonald House, and the Nashville Rescue Mission. He’s also proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In 2013 he was also nominated by Memphis’ Tri-State Defender as the Mid-South’s best media personality.

While in Nashville, his commitment to the community earned him a special honor from Iota Phi Lambda Business & Professional Sorority. The organization highlighted him as one of their "Outstanding Business Leaders."
Dunigan has been honored with several broadcasting awards. His work in Mississippi helped him win The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Award in the Documentary Category. He has also been featured in several publications including the Communicator and Nashville's SixFifteen Magazine.

Dunigan is an avid runner, he's participated in a number of full and half marathons; including the Rock'N'Roll marathon in Phoenix, Arizona, the Gupton Dodge Tom King Classic Half Marathon and the Music City marathon.

Dunigan is excited to be apart of the great Mid-South community. He’s currently trying discover all of the get museums, parks and music venues the area has to offer. “The Mid-South already feels like home,” said Dunigan. "I can't wait to work for and hopefully gain the trust of viewers here in the Mid-South as I set out to tell meaningful and engaging stories.” Email Rodney.

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