A senior editor at ABC has recently decided to transition from man to woman.
Dawn, formerly known as Don, has a medical condition that has resulted in a hormone imbalance that makes him/her feel more female than male.
Married with three children, Dawn and her wife decided to split after years of struggling in private with the editor’s gender identity. Dawn blames her mother for her hormone imbalance – she says her mother gave her estrogen to ward off puberty for as long as possible when she was a child actor.
Dawn’s co-workers at ABC have been incredibly supportive, offering flowers and the President of ABC News left her a note of encouragement.