Dana Fowle joined FOX 5 Atlanta as a general assignment reporter in 1995, and in August 1999 she joined the FOX 5 I-Team as the Consumer Reporter. Not long after she joined the I-Team, her investigation into Georgia’s child-welfare system helped change state child-care laws. After exposing how 5-year-old Terrell Peterson was tortured and starved while in foster care, she was honored with the prestigious Green Eyeshade award by the Society of Professional Journalists. Ultimately, this investigation helped lead to the reorganization of top management at the Department of Family and Children’s Services.
Before joining the FOX 5 news team, Dana was a reporter for WMAQ-TV in Chicago and an anchor and reporter for CLTV, also in Chicago. She was also reporter and weekend anchor in Lynchburg, Virginia. She began her career in radio in Richmond, Virginia.
Dana is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who has covered a wide range of stories. Soon after the September 11th terrorist attacks, she was reporting live from Ground Zero. During the U.S. bombing of Yugoslavia, she was filing reports from a military refueling plane over the Adriatic Sea. As a consumer investigator with the FOX 5 I-Team, Dana has put a stop to shady businesses and con men who have swindled thousands of dollars from innocent people. She won an Associated Press Award for Best Investigative Reporting after exposing a local modeling agent who took the trust and money from would-be models and actors.
Dana has worked with refugees teaching them how to assimilate into US culture and has received the volunteer of the year award from Catholic Social Services. In 2008, Dana won the Atlanta Press Club’s TV Journalist of the Year award.
A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Dana enjoys traveling and has hiked the Inca trail in Peru and traveled much of Western and Eastern Europe. She and her husband live in Atlanta.
The latest from Dana Fowle
Local pool builder leaves clients with cement ponds
It's swim season in Georgia, but some frustrated homeowners say this is their second summer they can't use their backyard pools.
New rules to prevent injuries and deaths of children in 'tip over' accidents
The federal government has new regulations in place to prevent the death of children by furniture. There have been more than 80,000 accidents reported.
AI technology soon to be an everyday experience
In recent years, artificial intelligence has become a hot topic in the world of technology. From self-driving cars to virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, AI is rapidly transforming the way we live our lives. But with all this progress, there are also concerns about the impact of AI on our society.
Deadline looms to file for $1.5 billion in 2019 tax refunds
Your tax return has been filed. But you want to make sure you still have left some money on the table. Many Americans still have not claimed their 2019 stimulus checks.
Budget for toll fees while driving rental cars to avoid unexpected costs
When you budget for summer break, you often forget to add in highway toll fees. And toll road fees are increasing, as are the number of tollways. But when we rent a car and pick it up, we too often don’t factor in this cost.
How the Feds spend your tax money
The tax filing deadline is behind us. Some of you rushed to get your return filed. Some cut those checks. And, maybe wondered, Where does this money go anyway?
Government scam database available to public; great resource for businesses and students
Scams operate nationwide at an alarming rate, and some work better in some places than others. Staying on top of the scam trends is important.
FTC wants canceling subscriptions to be easier with 'Click to Cancel' rule
Signing up for subscriptions to just about anything is so easy. But canceling? Well, we all have our stories. The FTC hears thousands of complaints a year, and it is proposing a new "click to cancel" rule.
Large debt collection group fined $24M for deceptive practices, called repeat offenders
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered a $24-million fine against the large debt collector after it was warned back in 2015 to clean up its act, but it didn’t.
New study highlights importance of finance classes in high school; teacher giveaway
It's been a long time coming, but it will now be required that Georgia students take financial literacy classes in order to graduate.