In 1997, Dave completed his certification in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. The following year, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences with an emphasis on Meteorology also from MSU and in January 2001, was awarded a Seal of Approval in Broadcast Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society.
Dave has been a TV Weathercaster for 16 years. In that time, he has covered sand storms, flash floods and severe weather events in both Yuma and Tucson, Arizona, before taking on “El Nino” related storms in his hometown of San Diego and in 2003, covered the Great October Wildfires from hotspots around Ramona.
As a reporter, Dave has been nominated for more than 2-dozen Emmy’s, and has won several Associated Press and Emmy awards for his feature story work. Recently, the Combined Health Agencies honored Dave with a Health Hero award for his work on a series of stories with children who had survived severe burns.
After graduating from Grossmont High School as the League’s “Golfer of the Year” in 1975, he went on to earn an AS degree at Grossmont College, before completing a BS in Marketing at San Diego State University. While interning at local TV and Radio stations, he completed the broadcast program at San Diego City College, where he now teaches courses in Media Performance. Recently, Dave was honored with a plaque on the Grossmont College “Walk of Fame.”
An accomplished jazz trombonist and composer. Dave has been the featured soloist at numerous concerts and recently completed a CD of original jazz and Latin music. His music has been featured on numerous radio stations and recently composed the theme music to KUSI’s “Good Morning San Diego”.
When he’s not sharing his knowledge and love of weather with children throughout San Diego’s elementary schools, Dave is busy raising his children Ayesha, Cameron and Connery.