While a Jersey girl at heart, Dayne spent many years away from home while getting her start in the news business. by . Although she spent many years away, Dayne and her mom have one of the best mother-daughter relationships one can have. Morning anchor Leanne Tokars is thrilled to be back at WSBT 22 News and back home. She covered the day when workers returned to the Berrien County Courthouse after a shooting left two bailiffs dead. Dayne was raised in the Garden State, and goes back home to be with family and friends whenever she can. Children have a special place in Dayne’s heart. Leanne enjoys spending time with her two young daughters, exploring and experiencing the community she grew up in. Suzanne at work. Dayne Marae anchors WSBT 22 News on FOX at 10 and WSBT 22 News at 11. That’s where she started her career as a reporter and quickly became a producer and anchor for the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news. You may remember her from her days reporting and filling in as an anchor for WSBT 22. Suzanne broke indictments against a local sheriff, who would later be convicted and removed from office. When Dayne is not in the newsroom, you can find her working out, shopping or talking on the phone with her mom. 106 talking about this. If you have a story idea or comment, she'd love to hear from you. Suzanne began reporting for FOX 6 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in October 2017. Before that, she was a special projects reporter and 10/11PM anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. She was hired at WSBT as a multimedia journalist and quickly moved up the ranks. A A. pinkythumbnail-jpg.jpg. The Indiana Associated Press awarded it "Best Investigative Report" in 2009. Morning anchor Leanne Tokars is thrilled to be back at WSBT 22 News and back home. However, there's no place like home. She is always pursuing meaningful relationships with those in her community. Former WSBT 22 co-anchors share memories of Cindy Ward. Dayne was raised in the Garden State, and … In a special report, Suzanne uncovered that female veterans in northern Indiana don’t have access to a gynecologic provider. Proudly created with Wix.com, Click icons to see examples of Suzanne's work, © 2023 by Jade&Andy. When a seamstress sews an elaborate quilt, there's thoughtful consideration of fabric quality, thread, the method and the time to complete the product. She also reports on special projects. Leanne has also reported and anchored in Terre Haute, Indiana and had an exciting internship at Fox News Channel in New York City. She had the opportunity to create a special projects unit and many of her reports were recognized by the Associated Press. Dayne attributes all of her success to them. (For all you Michael Phelps fans, that’s where he’s from). Suzanne took home first place in "Best Feature" for her story: "Skillet Presidential Contest.". A collection of Suzanne's favorite images and stories ... Before that, she was a special projects reporter and 10/11PM anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana. As a general assignment nightside reporter, Suzanne covers everything from breaking news, to brutal Wisconsin winters, to crime and other meaningful issues. Leanne graduated from the University of Notre Dame and St. Joseph's High School. Spends time in the field reporting in depth on the big stories, Uses her passion for writing and storytelling to tell meaningful and impactful stories, Anchors WSBT 22 News at 10 on Fox Michiana and WSBT 22 News at 11, A collection of Suzanne's favorite images and stories. She also isn’t afraid to have a little fun at the St. Joseph County fair! Proudly created with. You can contact her at ltokars@wsbt.com. You may remember her from her days reporting and filling in as an anchor for WSBT 22. © 2023 by Jade&Andy. Before coming to WSBT 22, Dayne anchored the evening news in Toledo, Ohio; Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and Abilene, Texas. Suzanne grew up in Lafayette, Indiana and graduated from DePauw University with a major in English Writing and a minor in Media Studies. Jennifer anchors weekdays on WSBT 22 News First at 4 as well as WSBT 22 News at 5, 5:30 and 6. Her report "Throwing Away Your Identity" uncovered how some governmental agencies were putting your identity at risk. She is so grateful and blessed to have the love and support of her family, especially her mom, her step-dad, Uncle Marc and grandparents. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband and family, exploring new cities, attempting to cook and sewing. In a similar way, Suzanne Spencer lives that philosophy through her in-depth reporting and anchoring in the news industry, giving careful attention to every detail of the storytelling process. Dayne Marae anchors WSBT 22 News on FOX at 10 and WSBT 22 News at 11. Tuesday, February 24th 2015. She also reports on special projects. Anchors WSBT 22 News at 10 on Fox Michiana and WSBT 22 News at 11. While in Texas, she was proud to be involved in a weekly segment called ‘Heart to Heart’, where she featured local children in the foster care system that needed a forever home. Dayne says it was a blessing to see the foster kids get adopted, who had been on the news. Dayne studied Broadcast Journalism and New Media at Towson University in Maryland. Share your story ideas, tips, or if you just want to say hi - reach Suzanne by this form or suzannespencer2@gmail.com. They are best friends and talk all of the time!