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.