David’s interest in news media began early in life. Bored with the Dick and Jane books his classmates were into, he began reading The Salt Lake Tribune at age six. At seventeen, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Bountiful High School’s student newspaper, The Brave.

David graduated Cum Laude from Weber State University in December of 2005 with a degree in Communication / Electronic Media. For his first post-college job, he began freelancing for KSTU-FOX 13 as a video editor. He was hired full-time in that position in June of 2006.

Then, in August of 2006, FOX 13 launched a new website, called MyFoxUtah.com (now defunct). David was the first Web Content Producer to be hired for FOX 13’s new-and-improved online presence, and he has happily worked in KSTU’s web department ever since.

In July of 2008, David was promoted to Senior Web Producer and began overseeing FOX 13’s web department. In January 2009, the team launched an even bigger and better web site, Fox13Now.com – the web site you are now visiting.

In his spare time, David enjoys writing music, travel, cooking and cinema.

Recent Articles
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    SALT LAKE CITY — Smoke from Utah’s wildfires has led to moderate air quality in some of Utah’s most populous counties, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality is offering information to mitigate the effects of smoky air on your health. According to the DEQ, the microscopic particles in wildfire smoke pose significant health risks, especially in children, the elderly and people with existing heart and lung conditions. This article on DEQ’s website lists the following health effects of particulate […]

  • Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires burn 86,379 acres combined; Pole Creek Fire 23 percent contained

    UPDATE: Spanish Fork Police said Monday evening that the Pole Creek fire is now 23 percent contained. We have great news from this evening's status update! Fire Progress– The Pole Creek Fire is now 23% contained.– Weather today permitted air operations throughout the day today.– Night shift will have more manpower, equipment, and engines to work… https://t.co/lhcvuB6qlC — Spanish Fork Police (@SpanishForkPD) September 18, 2018 In a community meeting Monday afternoon, fire officials said they are working to protect homes that […]

  • Weber High evacuated, classes canceled after students become ill

    PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — Classes will resume at Weber High School Tuesday after the building was evacuated and dozens were treated for potential Carbon Monoxide exposure Monday. “When you have multiple students that feel that way, obviously there is a concern there,” said Lane Findlay with Weber County School District. It started out with five students who weren’t feeling well during their medical anatomy class. “It was in an upstairs classroom, we’re told it got kind of warm in that […]

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  • Forest Service: Bald Mountain Fire reaches 14,866 acres, no containment

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  • ‘Isn’t that unbelievable?’ – Bald eagle lands on fire department’s 9/11 memorial

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