Dana Withers, president of Illinois-based Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications was named Illinois Broadcasters Association’s 2018 “IBA/Vincent T. Wasilewski Broadcaster of the Year.”
Withers, a past Chairman (and current trustee) of the Illinois Broadcasters Association, began her career in broadcasting upon graduation from Colorado Mesa University. Soon after she founded Dana Communications Corporation. In addition to her work with the Illinois Broadcasters’ Association, Withers has served as a trustee on the board of the National Association of Broadcasters and is currently a trustee of NAB’s Political Action Committee.
“Dana is the consummate local broadcaster,” remarked Dennis Lyle, president and CEO of the Illinois Broadcasters Association when announcing Withers was the 2018 recipient of IBA’s most prestigious award. “From high school sports to local parades and festivals to local news, listeners count on Dana’s stations to be a strong supportive voice in their community.”
Withers is the second in her family to receive the award. Her father, the late W. Russell Withers Jr., received the award in 2005.