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.
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.
Emergency crews and firefighters are on the scene in Highland Park after a vehicle crashed onto its roof in a fountain.
A woman and a 7-year-old child were killed and two other children were injured in an accident involving their car and a dump truck Wednesday morning.
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Companies that rely on helium have been holding their breath, but it now appears an impending shutdown of the nation’s helium reservoir may be averted.
Firefighters are worked to put out a two-alarm fire in Cheswick.
Pirates’ fans gave the team an impressive welcome home to PNC Park Thursday night.
It sounds absurd: tickets and warning letters for parking in your own driveway.
Some of the Steelers took time to honor veterans from our area Tuesday night.
Federal agents say they’ve uncovered a scheme in which meth was hidden in the frames of religious art and shipped to Pittsburgh from Mexico, according to an affidavit filed in court.
A local man’s idea of having a big screen for Pirates fans to watch potential playoff games is garnering a lot of interest.
If the Pirates make the playoffs, a local man wants to take a cue from the Penguins and make sure fans without tickets can watch games on a big screen.
Pittsburgh is known for producing some huge sports stars and we may soon have to add a new name to the list: Alison Riske.
There’s plenty going on this Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh.