Dave is WHO-TV’s political director, hosts the Sunday morning show “The Insiders” and anchors Channel 13 News on weekend evenings.
It’s difficult to find a local television reporter in the United States who has spent more time covering presidential candidates than Dave. Dave grew up in Belleville, Illinois, where he formed his passion in politics and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals from his dad.
He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and later worked at the powerhouse radio station in St. Louis, KMOX. Dave left St. Louis radio to earn his master’s degree at the prestigious University of Missouri-Columbia. He stayed in Columbia, where he served as morning news anchor and assignments manager at KOMU-TV. Dave then moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to help launch WNCF-TV, where he served as weekend anchor and political reporter.
In 2001, Dave began his career at WHO-TV, where he specializes in coverage of the Iowa Caucuses and state government.
Dave has earned a national Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and dozens of state and regional awards for his reporting and anchor. He also authored his first book, Caucus Chaos, an insider’s account of the always unpredictable way Iowans help pick the next president. He lives in Clive with his wife Emily and son Hayden.