Ronnie Dahl joined 19 News in April 2020 as a multimedia investigative reporter.
Before coming to Cleveland, Ronnie took a detour from news to work as the public
information officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Detroit.
In her role, Ronnie was responsible for handling media relations, social media, community relations and recruiting for ATF’s Detroit Field Division, which covers the state of Michigan.
Prior to joining ATF, Ronnie worked as an investigative reporter for WXYZ in Metro Detroit.
While at WXYZ, Ronnie built a reputation for being relentless and fearless. Her stories exposed secret severance deals, helped change Michigan’s squatter laws and shined a light on Detroit’s broken demolition program.
She got thousands of illegally dumped tires and debris cleaned up, abandoned houses torn down and illegal scrappers arrested.
Ronnie is also a strong advocate for first responders. Thru her reporting, Ronnie was able to pressure lawmakers to fund the First Responder Cancer Presumption bill.
When Detroit medics were forced to go without furniture at their quarters because of bed bugs and firefighters had to use donated furniture from the streets, Ronnie spearheaded a fundraiser to get new furniture for the city’s heroes.
Ronnie’s reporting gave a voice to the voiceless and she is excited to be in Cleveland to fight for the people of Northeast Ohio.
Have a tip? Send Ronnie an email at Ronnie.Dahl@WOIO.com
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