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WKRN News 2's Dwyer Visits Rotary Club

 

by Bob Augustin Jr.

 

 

     John Dwyer of WKRN News 2 "This Morning" was the guest speaker at the the October 12 meeting of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club.  Dwyer, who is originally from South Bend, Indiana, came to Nashville 12 years ago via stops in Ft. Meyer and Jacksonville, Florida. He was the week day sportscaster at News 2 until about a year and a half ago when he moved to the morning news slot.

     Dwyer said that before coming to Nashville he auditioned for John Tesh spot on "Entertainment Tonight" with Mary Hart.  He said the audition went well until he was asked to ad lib with Mary about one of the news items from that days broadcast, the death of Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl.  He knew nothing about Minnie Pearl and froze up.  Needless to say, he didn't get the position.   About six months later, a position opened up in Nashville.  He said he had never considered Nashville as a career move, but he accepted the position at News 2 and found that he had moved to a town where he discovered that everyone knew and loved Minnie Pearl and her name was literally every where, including a hospital Cancer Center. 

     For more information on John Dwyer, go to johndwyer@wkrn.com .

     Pictured above are Rotary President Bill Phillips,  John Dwyer, and Program Committee member Ardean Walters.