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.
There’s a local connection to the killing spree in Southern California allegedly carried out by ex-police officer Christopher Dorner.
Another local person has made it onto the CBS reality show- “Survivor.” Laura Alexander grew up in Beaver County and she’s been a serious fan of the show for a long time.
After an exhaustive search, police say the reported abduction of a teenage girl was all a hoax.
Disney World is spending a lot of money to give you a wristband to wear the next time you visit. It’s designed to make your vacation easier and more enjoyable, but one lawmaker has some concerns about it.
A major addition to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park recently opened, but what’s exactly in the new Fantasyland?
The blizzard that’s pounding the northeast from New York to Boston is hundreds of miles away from Pittsburgh, but it’s still affecting people from our area.
The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about scam artists pretending to be protecting you from telemarketers.
Parents are on alert in one local community after a reported child luring, and now comes word of a suspicious incident in another community nearby.
Have you ever heard of something called the “caveman diet?” Plenty of people have heard of the idea to eat the way a caveman would have.
Don’t think you’re too smart to get taken. Some of the newest scams have twists and turns you might never expect.
A man was trying to thaw pipes with a space heater under his mobile home in North Union Township before the home caught fire Friday afternoon.
City of Pittsburgh paramedics freed a woman after her leg became trapped during a stairwell collapse at an apartment complex on Pittsburgh’s North Side this evening.
Gov. Tom Corbett is about to unveil his plan to privatize the state’s liquor sales.
The snow has stopped falling, but that doesn’t mean the work is over for roads crews.
Pittsburgh’s Independent Citizen Police Review Board is set to meet this evening. They are expected to discuss two recent incidents involving police officers’ actions that are being reviewed.
|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|