WSAV.com NOW Reporter
Jon Dowding joined the WSAV.com NOW team in July 2019 and is excited to tell the stories of the people in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry.
Jon spent most of his life in the Northeast, growing up in Branchburg, New Jersey. He stayed close to home attending college at Temple University in Philadelphia until venturing 3,500 miles across the Atlantic for a Study Abroad Program reporting for five months from northern Spain. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, he earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish and minored in political science.
Jon interned for NBC10/Telemundo 62 and The Q Show on Fox 29 in Philadelphia as well as for CBS News in Washington DC. Jon’s love for political journalism grew with his experience reporting at the 2016 Democratic National Convention for the website AllDigitocracy.org. He is also a Next Generation Radio Alum from NPR’s Next Generation Radio Program. All of these experiences have given Jon the opportunity to learn from some of the best and be ready to hit the ground running providing outstanding online coverage.
Encouraged by those five months in Spain, Jon loves to travel. If he’s not planning his next trip, you’ll probably find him enjoying the beach, the gym or visiting some of our great restaurants. Jon’s extremely excited to live and work here and learn all about what our area has to offer.
Jon is a member of the NABJ, NLGJA and Kappa Tau Alpha.