Dave’s commitment to broadcasting in New York is beyond measure. He served as President and General Manager of WABC-TV, Channel 7 in NY City, the flagship of the ABC owned television stations. He was responsible for WABC-TV and all of its ancillary businesses, including: WABC’s digital property ABC7NY; and the station’s website. He also was responsible for the production of the original “Live with Regis and Kelly”, as well as “Live with Kelly & Michael” and finally “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”
Prior to returning to the helm of WABC-TV in 2010, he served as Executive Vice President of ABC News, where he oversaw all ABC News broadcasts including “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “20/20,” “Nightline,” “This Week,” “World News Now,” and “America This Morning.”
He is a long-time executive with the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, first served WABC-TV as President and General Manager from 2003-2007. Dave came to New York from Philadelphia where he was President and General Manager of WPVI-TV. He joined WPVI-TV in 1990 as news director and promoted to President and General Manager. Dave started his career in broadcast news in 1977 as an overnight news photographer for KTRK-TV, the ABC-owned station in Houston, and was moved through numerous news positions in Houston and Dallas before becoming news director at WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham.
Dave was a tremendous supporter of the New York State Broadcasters Association, serving on the board of directors for more than a decade. He served a number of years on its Executive Committee as well as Chairman of the Board.
The Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce its Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The class of 2018 will be inducted at the New York Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon during the NAB SHOW New York. The luncheon will take place at 12 noon on Thursday October 18th at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. Click HERE to register to attend the Luncheon.