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Dashiell '80 Wins Major Broadcast Award

Joe Dashiell, a 1980 Washington and Lee graduate, was presented with the George A. Bowles Jr. Award for Distinguished Performance in Broadcast News by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters on Friday (June 27) at the organization’s annual meeting in Virginia Beach. The Bowles Award goes annually to the broadcast reporter or news director in Virginia who is distinguished in the field of broadcast news. According to the VAB Web site, Bowles’ candidates “must have longevity in Virginia broadcasting and be respected by his or her peers and the local community.” Joe certainly qualifies, having started at Roanoke’s WDBJ7 immediately after his W&L graduation in 1980. Since then he has manned all three WDBJ newsrooms, spent five years covering the general assembly in Richmond and is now a senior reporter. Way to go, Joe.

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