Collin Dorsey

From southern Illinois to eastern Iowa, I now call the Cedar Valley home.

Born and raised in Du Quoin, Illinois in the far southern part of Illinois, I went to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Radio, Television and Digital Media in May 2018.

I got my start in news in 2012 at WDQN-AM where I eventually served as news director with no more than an electric typewriter and a tape deck. That’s where I really learned to love the news.

From there, I anchored the evening news on WSIU-TV, the PBS affiliate operated by SIUC. There I was able to get enough experience beneath me to get hired while in college at southern Illinois’ ABC affiliate, WSIL-TV in Carterville.  I was hired as a weekend reporter and got to cover the stories and the people I grew up around which helped shape who I am as a reporter today. Eventually I was promoted to weekend morning anchor.  During all of this I also worked as a stringer writer for Du Quoin’s newspaper: the Du Quoin Weekly.

Now I’m happy to find my place in Iowa at KWWL-TV. Iowa has been so welcoming to me and has allowed me to immerse myself in the daily life. I look forward to meeting so many people here.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking challenging dishes for friends and family. I can also be found outside biking or walking to just enjoy what nature has to offer.

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