Dakota Sherek joined WDRB as a reporter/photographer in 2021. She grew up in Louisville and discovered her love of reporting through Jane Hite Elementary School’s broadcast program in the fourth grade.

Dakota continued studying journalism in duPont Manual High School’s Journalism and Communications program and at Western Kentucky University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting in 2015.

She started her reporting career in Wisconsin, working in both the Northwoods and Green Bay areas. Dakota braved the bitter cold to report on everything from the Pond Hockey National Championship to presidential visits.

In her free time, Dakota loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and going to concerts. She is excited to be back home and to report in the city she grew up in.

Please share story ideas with Dakota by emailing dsherek@wdrb.com. You can also keep up with her on Facebook and Twitter.