Dawna is a married woman. She has been married to Tom Kennedy. Tom Kennedy is also a television journalist. As a married couple, they have already welcomed a son together.
Dawna received her undergraduate degree from Red River College. She began her professional career from 1985. During that time she worked at Thunder Bay, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Brandon and many more. She worked at CBC Television as a reporter and an anchor. After working there for several years, she joined CTV News in 1997. She worked there as a national reporter. She also served as an anchor for CTV NewsNet. She has been working as an anchor of Global National since 20th of September 2010.