Dustin Wlodkowski

Dustin Wlodkowski is NECN and NBC10 Boston’s Maine bureau reporter.

He joined the team in March 2019 after four years as an anchor and reporter at NBC-affiliated NEWS CENTER Maine in Bangor and Portland, Maine.

Originally from Farmington, Connecticut, Dustin began his television career as a reporter for “The 9:05 News”, a weekly television newscast produced each week at Farmington High School. He thanks Evan Foreman, the school's A/V advisor for introducing him to the career he loves.

Dustin's passion for news brought him to Boston’s Emerson College, where he got his journalism degree. While there, he interned for NBC Connecticut, CBS This Morning at the network's Washington bureau and WABC-TV in New York.

He also filled various roles at Emerson-affiliated WEBN-TV Boston, reporting from the 2013 presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. and filing numerous online reports from Boston in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Immediately after graduating in late 2014, Dustin moved to Bangor to begin his reporting career and reported from all over northern, eastern and central Maine.

Notable stories he covered there included the month-long search for now-convicted murderer, Robert Burton as well as a special investigative piece looking at the immigration case of Tanya Smith.

Smith, then a Canadian citizen, was prohibited from returning to the U.S. after a visit across the border, when immigration officials found she had violated U.S. residency laws. Smith was stuck in New Brunswick, separated from her husband and two children in Washington County for months until Dustin's story on her aired, prompting former U.S. Representative Bruce Poliquin to look at her case and help her return home to Maine.

In 2015, Dustin moved to NEWS CENTER Maine’s Portland newsroom.

Over his two and a half years there, Dustin filled many roles including Sunday night anchor, general assignment reporter and executive producer for two original series.

One of them, called an innovative cross-platform project called ShipMEOut, documented how Maine wild blueberries are turned into jam then shipped to Iceland on a container vessel to be sold abroad.

When he is not on working or on the high seas, Dustin’s can usually be found, traveling for fun, cooking, playing the piano or spending time with his wonderful family and friends.

The Latest

  • Provincetown Nov 24, 2020

    Coast Guard Searching for 4 People After Boat Sinks Off Provincetown

    The United States Coast Guard spent Monday searching for four Maine fishermen after the vessel they were aboard sank off the Massachusetts coast on Monday. The Coast Guard said the 82-foot fishing vessel, Emmy Rose, sank at about 1 a.m. some 20 miles off Provincetown. When the Coast Guard First District Command Center in Boston received an alert from the…

  • Travel Nov 14, 2020

    Maine, Dealing With Its Own COVID Surge, Adds Mass. Travel Advisory

    As Maine breaks its own daily coronavirus case records and a spike in deaths and hospitalizations, state officials are adding Massachusetts back onto its list of states with test and quarantine requirements for travel beginning Monday. Anyone coming to Maine from Massachusetts will either have to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival or quarantine…

  • Maine Nov 10, 2020

    Salad Is Maine's Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dish, Controversial Map Claims

    A new analysis of Google searches from Thanksgiving last year is stuffed full of controversy for some Mainers.  A map of the United States showing the most-searched Thanksgiving side dish in each state reveals more people in Maine looked up salads than anything else.  Tweets about the map, produced by the career information website Zippia, call the findings “infuriating”...

  • Maine Oct 22, 2020

    COVID-19 Outbreak Centered on Maine Church Grows Again

    A coronavirus outbreak at a rural Maine church has infected dozens of people, authorities said, and an investigation that originally centered around the church has found more cases in area schools. On Wednesday, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised in a release that “individuals who spent any time at the Brooks Pentecostal Church or Lighthouse Christian Academy…

  • Massachusetts Oct 18, 2020

    Mass. Girl, 2, Recovering After Rabid Raccoon Attack in Her Backyard

    A two-year-old Massachusetts girl is recovering after she was attacked by a raccoon in her Arlington backyard this past week. The toddler was attacked in the backyard of her family’s Fountain Road home this past Wednesday. The girl’s mom was able to stop the attack and chased the animal away. Officials later captured the raccoon and euthanized it. The...

  • Oct 18, 2020

    Man in Custody After Active Shooter Incident, Lockdown at NH Market Basket Plaza

    An armed subject who fired shots into the air, leading to a lockdown of the busy Market Basket shopping plaza in Lee, New Hampshire, on Saturday afternoon is now in police custody. Police say 27-year-old Gordon Falt, from Bar Harbor, Maine, drove a truck to the Lee Market Place and fired an undetermined number of shots in the parking lot,…

  • Sep 26, 2020

    Virus Restriction Protestors Rally Outside Gov. Baker's Home

    Around 100 people gathered outside Gov. Charlie Baker’s Swampscott home on Saturday afternoon to protest COVID-19 restrictions they see as unfair and harmful to Massachusetts businesses and residents. The protest, which was organized by Super Happy Fun America, the same group that brought together a Straight Pride parade in Boston in 2019, featured speakers who were critical of Baker and…

  • Maine Jul 30, 2020

    Maine Beaches Impose Restrictions Following Shark Sightings, Fatal Attack

    Beach restrictions, warning signs and a lot of fear are the lasting reminders of Maine’s first fatal shark attack. On Monday afternoon, 63-year-old Julie Dimperio Holowach, a recently retired fashion executive and Maine summer resident, was killed by a shark while swimming with her daughter off Bailey Island. Officials with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources said Hollowach, who was...

  • baseball Jul 12, 2020

    ‘What Summer's All About': Baseball Is Back for the Worcester Bravehearts

    Baseball with hundreds of fans is back in Massachusetts, but not at Fenway Park or one of the minor league fields. At least 200 people turned out Saturday evening for the Worcester Bravehearts inaugural game, a home run derby, at Doyle Field in Leominster.  The Bravehearts, part of the Futures League, prepared a COVID-19 plan for the 2020 season.  “I’m…

  • Maine May 27, 2020

    ‘Startlingly Large' Jellyfish Washes Up on Maine Beach

    A large jellyfish was found on the shore on Peaks Island, Maine, over the weekend that measured in at a whopping five feet — something that researchers say would have been all but impossible in the state until just a few years ago. The family that found it was astounded at how big the creature was. “We put all three…

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