David joined the WZZM 13 Watchdog Investigative team in September of 2015 after winning "Best Reporter" from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in 2014 in West Michigan.
David's job is to investigate various acts of crime, government waste and fraud. He has more than a decade of experience reporting in West Michigan, having previously worked in our local area for the Fox and CBS stations
David's been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with an Emmy Award for "Best Reporter" and has been nominated for 14 Emmy awards for various news reports. David's also won several Associated Press and MAB awards for breaking news reports and in-depth features.
David has advanced training in writing, interviewing, surveillance and research. He's been working in the news business on-air since he turned 18 years of age.
David obtained his journalism degree from Ohio University with honors. He also taught journalism at Grand Valley State University.
In his spare time, David loves sports, particularly college football and baseball. He also is an avid sports card collector.
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