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.
Food company H.J. Heinz Co. is eliminating 600 jobs across the U.S. and in Canada, including 350 in Pittsburgh.
A teenager accused of choking and beating his best friend before leaving him unconscious down a hillside has been charged as an adult.
Thousands of people showed up to see actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band at Stage AE Friday night.
Western Pennsylvania loves fireworks, so it’s only fitting that Pyrotechnics Guild International is holding their annual convention in our area.
“The pilot came on, said we can’t land,” said Veina Lofton of Slippery Rock.
A plane from Ireland has made an emergency landing in Philadelphia because of an unspecified threat.
Last week he spoke out against the ban on gay marriage and now the Mayor of Braddock is publicly defying it.
Some local bars and restaurants are boycotting Russian Vodka.
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A new development in the case of a local researcher accused in the poisoning death of his wife.
There’s lots of excitement for the Pirates series with the Cardinals, and when the Pirates win, more than just the team benefits.
A local man is trying out the invention that Google thinks will be the future.
Emergency crews were called to a church in Fayette County following a possible lightning strike.
Giant Eagle is the latest retailer refusing to sell the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.