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 11 p.m. 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 also co-hosts KDKA-TV’s newsmagazine “Your Pittsburgh” with Kimberly Gill. The show highlights new and exciting things happening in our area. In addition to hosting, he’s the program’s executive producer.
David has won four Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 16 others. He’s also won Golden Quills for feature reporting, an award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and a Matrix award for flood coverage. His hometown inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, he was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame for numerous sports-related stories he’s covered over the years.
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.
It was one year ago today that 2-year-old Maddox Derkosh was killed, after falling into the African painted dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Five people are being cited and a girl was treated at the hospital Thursday night after a brawl broke out during trick-or-treating in West View.
The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating after five people were diagnosed with E. coli infections after eating at a restaurant in Oakland this month.
When Larry Keefer of Bullskin Township, Fayette County, learned that he needed a kidney transplant, he wasn’t sure how long the wait would be.
Thousands remain under a precautionary boil water advisory in several communities in Westmoreland, as well as Allegheny and Armstrong counties, after a problem was discovered in the water filtration system.
It would be the largest expansion of legal gambling in Pennsylvania in nearly four years, a plan to allow thousands of bars to make money off gambling, but it has hit a snag in Harrisburg.
Businesses in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh are thrilled that the South Highland Avenue bridge will reopen Wednesday.
No one would want a huge garbage truck parked in front of their home for months. But some people on Dewey Street in Etna fear that a garbage truck and a tree-trimming crane could be trapped in their neighborhood for a while.
The 40-foot-tall rubber duck that’s been hanging around Downtown Pittsburgh is bringing both people and money into the city.
Now that the Pirates season is over, fans who bought playoff tickets for games that won’t happen may be wondering about refunds.
The Mega Millions lottery game is about to change its rules, so it can offer bigger jackpots and better overall odds.
Despite fans’ enthusiasm Monday, the Pirates fell to the Cardinals in NLDS Game 4.
Tickets are still available for Thursday’s game at Busch Stadium, and there’s sure to be some Pittsburgh fans that make the trip to sit in the stands.
On Friday afternoon, it happened. The first sighting of the giant Rubber Duck for the folks waiting at The Point.
Between soccer matches, band practice and your family’s complicated schedules, it may seem impossible to sit down for dinner.