David got his start at KDKA as a writer in 1991 before being promoted to a newscast producer. It wasn’t long, though, before he was in front of the camera, first as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and then later the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief. Since 2001, he has been reporting primarily for the 11pm news.
Among the news events David has covered: Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S., the shootings at Virginia Tech, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Amish schoolhouse shootings, the death of Mayor Bob O’Connor, the crash of Flight 427 and Richard Baumhammers’ shooting spree.
David is an Emmy Award-winning reporter. He has also won Golden Quills for feature reporting, and a Matrix award for flood coverage. His hometown inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008.
He has donated his time to several local charities including the American Red Cross, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County.
David attended Ford City High School and graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with high honors.
He lives in Lawrenceville.
A family’s two dogs suddenly became ill, and now a veterinarian says it’s a case of antifreeze poisoning.
It was last summer when KDKA’s David Highfield stood outside West Penn Hospital.
It is more than your usual dispute between neighbors in Ross Township. In fact, it is a battle between brothers and the rest of the neighborhood.
There are two new scams to warn you about.
Forest Hills is considering allowing people to raise chickens and bees, and the idea is creating quite a buzz.
Students on some Pennsylvania college campuses might be carrying more than their books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now allowing guns on campus.
Pittsburgh Public Schools painting sold for $750,000 to bring money to the cash-strapped school district.
The Hofbrauhaus restaurant on the South Side has agreed to pay a settlement of more than $15 million to the family of a little girl killed by a drunk driver.
Panic is probably the only way to describe it when you realize your dog or cat is missing. Now, there’s a way you can actually track your dog’s whereabouts right on your smartphone.
A local candidate for mayor is now facing charges.
When it comes to security, the most obvious change for runners – was having to use clear plastic bags to check any items.
A local man may be exhausted before he even begins the Pittsburgh Marathon. That’s because Wayne Kurtz of Wexford is running on a treadmill for the 48 hours leading up to the start of the marathon.
It’s been featured in magazines around the world. A luxurious estate in our area that includes seven ponds, two streams, two spectacular greenhouses and buildings decorated with one-of-a-kind collectibles.
We have a warning for you about a scam that’s going around. It begins with a phone call.
Would you get a better night’s sleep if you slept next to someone or slept alone?
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||Undercover Boss|
|9:00 PM||Blue Bloods|
|10:00 PM||Blue Bloods|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|