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 man was injured after crashing his vehicle into a telephone pole Friday afternoon in Beechview.
A Fayette County woman admits she impersonated a rodeo star and set up a sham company to obtain 500 cell phones and $8,000 in saddles.
PennDOT was ready and waiting in Washington County Tuesday evening.
People know him for his music, but Herman Granati Jr. – one of the Granati brothers – was arrested over the weekend.
People are coming together to help a little girl born without fully-formed ears.
A local woman recently told her story about getting parking ticket from Philadelphia even though she’s never been there. Now, other people have contacted KDKA with similar stories, as well as a lawmaker who has an idea to stop it.
A local man and his friend are getting international attention for a rather unusual collection.
A local woman was threatened with a boot on her car if she didn’t pay a parking ticket from Philadelphia. The things is, she’s never been to Philadelphia.
A former semi-pro wrestler from the Pittsburgh area is facing charges after he allegedly put a woman in a headlock and then assaulted a police officer.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort got the news it wanted to hear from Harrisburg on Wednesday: It will be allowed to have table games at the casino it plans to open this summer.
If you want to do a little acting, this could be your chance. Several new shows, which will reach people around the world, are going to be filmed right here in Pittsburgh.
Police are searching for three men who robbed a home in Stanton Heights Monday afternoon.
Are you getting the kind of sleep you should be? It turns out, what you think you know about getting a good’s night sleep, may not be true. KDKA’s David Highfield went to a local expert to separate myth from reality.
Rarely is there a story that captivates the world’s attention as this one has. An asteroid, the size of an apartment building, whizzed past earth. Millions monitored the momentous occasion via the Internet on Friday afternoon.
There’s a local connection to the killing spree in Southern California allegedly carried out by ex-police officer Christopher Dorner.
|Full Program Grid|
|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||NCIS: Los Angeles|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|