Dawn Ennis is host of a talk show on YouTube and WHC-TV — “RiseUP With Dawn Ennis” — as well as a blogger at lifeafterdawn.com She is a journalism veteran with 33 years' experience, having worked as a manager at Politico, as well as several TV stations across the country. She got her start at CNN and worked her way up to CBS, NBC and ABC News. Ennis was America's first transgender journalist in a TV network newsroom when she came out 4 years ago. Since then, she's spoken as an advocate for transgender rights at national media, religious and civil rights conventions, as well as on TV and on NPR. She reports for NBC News, The Advocate, NewNowNext, GO and Outsports. In addition, she was the assistant editor at LGBTQ Nation and the news editor at The Advocate. She is also a widow, who does the job of mom for three children who call her "Dad." Ennis and her family reside in Connecticut with their cat, Faith.