Kara Dixon

Kara Dixon joined the WAVY team in June 2016.

She grew up in Winchester, Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

At UMD, she participated in the CBC-UNC Diversity Fellowship Program led by UNC and WRAL.

During college, Kara was a member of Capital News Service and ViewFinder presented by the University of Maryland. Both programs won numerous regional and national awards.

She spent two years as a multimedia journalist at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas, where she covered everything from historic flooding to crime.

After spending two years in Texas, Kara joined the WAVY Team in June 2016.

In June 2019, Kara was one of 120 young women chosen to participate in the Given Forum, a Catholic leadership forum held in Washington, D.C. 

In 2020, she completed the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Leadership.

Kara is also a member of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals. 

In her free time, Kara volunteers at local soup kitchens, reads to students, and sings karaoke. 

She is an active member of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, the only Black basilica in the United States, serving on a number of ministries and is on the Board of Directors for the National Institute for Young Adult Ministry.

Kara is also the host of “Candid With Kara…” a political digital series.


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