Dustin is a proud native of the Ozarks. Raised near Forsyth, Dustin graduated from Forsyth High School in 2001 before attending Purdue University for two years, then transferring and ultimately graduating from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a bachelor's of journalism.
He began his journalism career at KOMU-TV, the university’s NBC affiliate, as a multi-media journalist. After graduating from Mizzou, Dustin moved back to the Ozarks and worked at KY3 as a videographer and multimedia journalist from 2007 to 2013. After a year in a job in another field in Colorado, Dustin returned to KY3 in late 2014.
He enjoys spending his free time cheering for his beloved Missouri sports teams: Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri Tigers and Forsyth Panthers.