Terry Dullum

Terry Dullum
Humorist & Keynote Speaker

Terry Dullum is an award-winning journalist and one of the region’s most popular humorists, speakers and emcees. Terry was part of a newsroom that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the 1997 Red River Valley flood and an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for team coverage in 2014.

Terry has entertained hundreds of audiences with his popular “Off The Record: The Dullum File Live” after dinner performances. Other program topics include “Dealing with the Media,” “Works for Me:  Stress Relief on a Deadline,” “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life” and the holiday offering “The Fruitcake Chronicles.”

Terry’s presentations can be personalized for your particular group.  Programs can also be customized for length and content. They can also include a multi-media component. For more information about his program topics, visit Terry's Keynote Speaker page below.

Terry is a North Dakota native. He attended a one-room North Dakota school house, he is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and an army veteran.

He is a lifelong reporter who has covered more than 5,000 news stories during his nearly 40 years at WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks and WDAY-TV in Fargo. His award-winning human interest and feature stories have been seen on television stations around the country and on ABC's "World News Now.” His popular Dullum File video essays aired for more than 15 years on WDAZ and WDAY-TV.

His work includes coverage of Presidents Clinton, Bush, Reagan and Carter.  Among others, he has reported on visits to the region by Pope John Paul II, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.  He has covered a wide variety of musical events including tours by Lawrence Welk and the Rolling Stones.  As a reporter, he has run with the Olympic torch and flown with the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.  In addition, he has interviewed celebrities like Martin Short, Steven Allen, Tony Bennett, Phyllis Diller and the Muppets.  He has also appeared on the episode of the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

In addition to his speaking engagements, today Terry writes for a number of online publications including AreaVoices blog and the new Unheralded.fish blog. He is also active in community and charitable organizations including the Circle of Friends Humane Society and the Firehall Theatre in Grand Forks.

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Client Quotes

"Terry got RAVE reviews."
- North Dakota Farm Bureau

"Thank you so much for entertaining us last night at the first OLLI Holiday Gala. We've heard nothing but compliments regarding the whole evening and  we have you to thank for much of it! You were perfect!"
-Osther Lifelong Learning Institute

"I thought Terry did a great job.... It was very entertaining. Thanks again."
- Halstad Mutual

"Thank  you for the outstanding job on Saturday evening.  You were key in making the entire evening a success."
- Altru Health Foundation 

"Thank you for the wonderful presentation last Saturday evening.  Many convention-goers commented how fresh your comments, wit and humor were.  Great Job!"
- North Dakota Jaycees

"They say laughter is good for the soul and we enjoyed a good dose of it Tuesday evening thanks to you."
- First American Bank, Hillsboro

"We couldn't have asked for a better speaker!"
- Northwest Area Agency on Aging

"We appreciate you sharing your humorous video clips and jokes as well as your wellness/stress message. From the comments I have heard your presentations were very much enjoyed!"
-ND Telephone Company

"You were Awesome Terry! It was a pleasure to have you come to our Spring Convocation here at UMC. Hope to have you back on campus sometime in the near future. Thanks again!"
-University of Minnesota, Crookston

"Terry entertained our employees with his wit and humor at our annual
employee luncheon. As I looked around the room during his presentation - I
saw everyone with a smile on their face and many "laugh out loud" moments.
His humor was a wonderful break from the seriousness of our day-to-day work.
I would recommend Terry highly.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

"Please hire Terry.  At least it will get him out of the house."

- Ginny Dullum


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