Ronnie Dahl (WOIO)

Ronnie Dahl (WOIO)

Cleveland, OH

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.

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Recent Articles by Ronnie

  FBI arrests man for vandalism of Cleveland businesses during George Floyd protests; 3 others still on the run

  Cleanup is underway in Sandusky following wave of destructive storms

  Cleveland downtown business owners push to recover from May 30 riots

  DEA dismantles narcotics ring operating in Ohio and West Virginia

  Cleveland homicide rate up 55% compared to last year

  Federal charges filed against 2 Pennsylvania men; task force will continue to investigate civil unrest in Cleveland

  Cleveland police insider writes anonymous letter alleging gross incompetence for how department handled protest

  Cleveland City Council plans Stand in Solidarity rally in city’s Hough Neighborhood

  Where were Cleveland’s mayor and police chief during the protests?

  Downtown shutdown; curfew leads to confusion

  Rally in downtown Cleveland to support Ohio’s incarcerated during COVID-19 crisis

  Covid-19 reaches Ohio juvenile detention centers, advocates call for mass testing in Cleveland

  Apartment building without hot water for weeks during COVID-19 crisis

  Push for mass testing at Ohio prisons as COVID-19 continues to surge

  Crackdown on bars and restaurants not following new safety protocols

  Ohio’s ‘last’ responders struggle to find needed personal protective equipment

  Concerns grow following attacks on corrections officers at Cuyahoga County Jail

  ‘Every day is a day of concern’: RTA employees uneasy despite new Covid-19 guidelines

  Public companies with big salaries cashing in on small business loans in Ohio

  Calls grow louder for mass testing at all Ohio prisons

  Homeland security agents cracking down on fake personal protective equipment

  She was the first to test positive for COVID-19 in her Ohio community, then gave it to her daughter

  837 inmates, including Jimmy Dimora, eligible for release or transfer from Ohio’s federal prison due to coronavirus

  Cleveland has lost millions in revenue due to COVID-19, and nosedive into the red could continue for months

  Will reduced crowding at Cuyahoga County Jail continue after the coronavirus crisis?

  Ohio prisons becoming toxic breeding ground for coronavirus

  Group pushes for cameras in nursing homes, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic