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 five Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 22 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. He also serves on the board of the Persad Center.
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.
Days of heavy rain continue to cause flash flooding problems across the area.
Police believe they know who’s responsible for a string of copper thefts across several counties in our area.
Red Carpet. Cameras. Fancy Dresses. It was a movie gala Mount Lebanon-style.
A 60-year-old woman from Friendship is charged with attempting to kill her husband after he wouldn’t open the bathroom door, according to police papers.
The FBI wants to crack down on people who point laser pens at planes or helicopters.
Chico the Chihuahua mix is back in his owners’ arms after a frightening trip through the Fort Pitt Tunnel on Monday.
Officials are warning the public, after thieves stole $3,000 worth of cash and jewelry out of a local woman’s home.
An honor at PNC Park for the paramedics and EMTs who responded when 20 students and a now-retired school resource officer were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville last month.
Bruce Springsteen played at Soldiers and Sailors Hall in Oakland with his friend, local rocker Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers.
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.