Dawn Ennis is an editor, columnist specializing in Advocacy, News Reporting, Analysis and Investigative Journalism. She focuses on LGBTQ issues especially the transgender rights movement and sports inclusion. In addition to being an award-winning journalist, she is a television correspondent for: “Connecticut Voice Out Loud” on WTNH-TV and hosts the “RiseUP With Dawn Ennis” talk show. She is also a regular contributor to CT Voice Magazine, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Blade, GLAAD.org, StarTrek.com, Out Magazine and The Advocate Magazine. In 2013, Ennis was the first transgender journalist to come out in network TV news. She subsequently served as the first out trans editor at The Advocate, LGBTQ Nation and Outsports.com, which she led as managing editor and podcast team manager for 2 ½ years. Ennis also teaches journalism, sports reporting, advertising, public relations, podcasting and media literacy at the University of Hartford, while simultaneously pursuing her Master’s degree in Communications. She is a member of SPJ, Trans Journalists Assn., and NLGJA. Ennis is based in Greater Hartford, Conn. and speaks English and some Spanish. She can be reached at @lifeafterdawn on all social media or [email protected].