Dustin Dorsey | ABC7 KGO News Team
I am a Bay Area kid that is getting to live the dream in my hometown.

I grew up in San Jose and loved playing and watching sports. My family bonded over cheering for the Warriors, A's, Sharks and Cowboys. I played all sports growing including swimming, football and basketball to name a few. While I didn't quite have the skills to be a professional athlete, I knew very early on that I wanted to be in the spotlight. From performing made-up routines for my family in the living room, to emceeing my school's talent show as a kindergartner, I never shied away from the stage.

I got my first taste of broadcasting at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose. In my senior year, I took journalism to get out of having to take a third year of science. It turned out to be the best thing I ever did. I anchored the Wednesday morning broadcast and realized this is what I wanted to do the rest of my life. I perfected my craft at San Jose State University and began my professional career after my Fall graduation.

I never wanted to leave the Bay Area, this is home. But in this business, I learned if you want to be on TV, you go be on TV. I took that advice to heart and moved to the opposite side of the country to little Wilmington, NC to become a multi-media journalist for WWAY news. I was quickly thrust into the news world where I covered Hurricane Matthew, a Black Panther Party protest, a Donald Trump presidential rally and many more stories that helped me realize I'm not in college anymore. My passion has always been sports and 6 months in I was able to get promoted to the sports director at the station.

Growing up, I always wanted to emulate my broadcasting idol, Rich Eisen, and become a sports anchor. Now just a short time into my career, I was able to live out that dream.

As the sports director, I had the opportunity to cover March Madness, the NCAA baseball regional and even a PGA Tour Championship. I told the small town stories of the athletes in Southeastern North Carolina and watched many head to do great things.

It was a life-changing experience to be able to live life in a different part of the country. But after two years in the South, I was ready to come home. ABC7 allowed me to do just that.

I now get to be in my own backyard telling the stories of my South Bay Community while working alongside the same talented journalists here that I grew up watching. It has been an amazing journey so far, but I always believe the best is yet to come!

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Dustin's Stories
San Jose cafe 'Holy Cannoli!' gets long awaited grand opening amid COVID-19 pandemic
Originally set to open in March of 2020, Holy Cannoli cafe in San Jose finally got to open their doors to long lines of excited (and hungry) customers.
Monterey Bay Aquarium loans ultra-cold freezer to store COVID-19 vaccines at Natividad Hospital
"Being able to loan this ultra-cold freezer to Natividad Hospital is all part of getting our county healthy again so that our economy can reopen again and, with that, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be able to reopen again."
Martha's Kitchen gives away thousands of gifts to Bay Area families in need
"There's a lot of love happening here because you know you've brought a little bit of happiness and a little bit of normalcy to a family that has otherwise had a really rotten year due to COVID-19."
San Jose family on 'The Great Christmas Light Fight'
A Bay Area apricot orchard transforms into a winter wonderland every year with more than thousands of lights and hundreds of blow molds.
San Jose's Tech Interactive creates new ways to spread mission during COVID-19 pandemic
"We are so excited for that day that we are able to have our community, families and kids coming back and to see that spark ignite when they interact with all the exhibits and we'll have a new exhibit, Solve for Earth, that no one has seen before."
Girls Leading Girls empowers young women through soccer
"My favorite part of the organization is that it's a team, from the soccer team to the staff. Within that team, we're not only learning about the skills, technical and tactical pieces of the game, but the technical and tactical pieces of life."
25-year-old Alex Lee is California's youngest, 1st openly bisexual state legislator
"I'm the first openly bisexual state legislator in California, the youngest Asian-American state legislator and first Gen-Z state legislator. That is an immense responsibility to make sure that more young people and more progressives are elected after me to break and shatter those records."
Extreme Express Car Wash reopens annual 'Tunnel of Terror' haunted car wash in SJ, raising money for St. Jude
SUDS AND SCARES: A South Bay car wash is helping people celebrate Halloween in a safe and clean way. Get your ticket into the "Tunnel of Terror" now.
South Bay homes create COVID-19 safe Halloween displays for families to visit instead of trick-or-treating
Halloween in 2020 will look more different than ever before, but that doesn't mean that you can't have some scary and healthy fun!
Young South Bay resident raises money, creates Halloween goodie bags for children who lost homes in NorCal wildfires
"When I was checking the news and I saw the fires were burning, I felt really sad that the homes and neighborhoods were burning. So, I just wanted to bring them a little smile." Aarna Chalasani, 9, decided she was going to do her part to help bring a smile to those affected by raising money and matching donations from her piggy bank.