ABC News producer Don Ennis has
transitioned to Dawn Ennis.
According to the New
York Post, Ennis, a 49-year-old parent of three, announced
she is transgender in a Facebook
“Today I begin anew,” she wrote.
“Please understand: This is not a game of dress-up, or
make-believe. It is my affirmation of whom I now am and what I must
do to be happy, in response to a soul-crushing secret that my wife
and I have been dealing with for more than seven years, mostly in
In an effort to prolong a commercial
acting career, Ennis said his mother fed her female hormones as a
“I have a rare medical condition –
nothing deadly or infectious – but it has resulted in an unusual
“One so profound that I don't
resemble the man you first met 10 years ago.”
Ennis said her medical condition has
“wrecked” her17 year marriage to Wendy and the two have parted.
She said co-workers at ABC News, where
she has worked for 10 years, have been supportive.
“I'm overwhelmed by the strong
support I've received from my coworkers, and I'm looking forward to
telling my story when I'm ready,” Ennis said.