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.
Pamela Vanhaitsma and Jess Garity of Shadyside have waited years for to be officially married.
A 15-year-old boy was taken into police custody after a knife was found in his backpack today while police were conducting a search of Ambridge High School in Beaver County.
Knights of Columbus collecting money in Elizabeth Township over the weekend got quite a surprise.
Did you know there are “secret menus” people are ordering from at a bunch of restaurants now.
People in Plum are unhappy about a property that used to have a tavern on it.
One man was taken into custody this afternoon when a swarm of police converged on a home near a local pizza shop in Ross Township.
What if you learned that you could get rid of your reading glasses by spending a few minutes each week doing some exercises on your iPhone or iPad for a few months?
You’ve probably seen reality TV shows such as “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid,” where people have to use their wits to survive in the wild. But, what’s it like in real life?
Dr. Robert Ferrante will still be tried in the Allegheny County Courthouse, but the jury that will hear his case will come from a different county.
Not everyone competing in the Pittsburgh Marathon will be running. There’s a group of local handcyclists who will compete in the wheelchair division.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s looking at what the city might be able to do to help frustrated residents in Hazelwood.
There’s going to be lots of picture-taking this summer from vacations to family reunions and weddings – not to mention prom season. Do you know how to look your best when there’s a camera around?
Be prepared for a shock if you haven’t bought meat the grocery store lately. Beef prices are way up.
Landing on the Moon was an historic moment.
Lots of people from our area will head to the beach this summer, and it’s not too late.