How do you keep your confidence, now that everyone is an online critic? We present our ideas, our work, even our social friendships for the world to see online. And that makes us targets of critics, cynics and anonymous trolls who take pleasure in shutting us down. As a news anchor and reporter whose face is on 60-inch TV screens across Utah, Deanie Wimmer experiences this on a daily basis. She's received hundreds of criticisms on everything from her teeth to her intelligence, to the way she breaths. It takes more than thick skin to continue putting yourself out there for the comment crowd. It takes strategy.
Deanie Wimmer currently co-anchors KSL News at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10pm. She is also an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers education and leads the station's literacy initiative "Read Today." Wimmer moved up the ranks in the KSL 5 newsroom as weekend anchor, political reporter, general assignment reporter, and producer. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and began her broadcasting career at KSL Television as a University of Utah intern. Education has always been important to Deannie. She earned her Master's degree in political communication and Bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Utah. She attended a fellows program on education and journalism through the University of Washington.
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