Born and raised in Utah, Dave has spent the entirety of his career in the Beehive State. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Utah’s journalism school and went to work as a field reporter directly out of college. He joined KSL in 2012, taking over as the Executive Producer for the afternoon news. In early 2018, he moved into a new role as Executive Producer of Digital Content. On November 14, 2018, Dave launched the podcast series Cold, focused on the unsolved disappearance of Susan Powell. Cold reached #1 on the Apple podcast chart on the day of its release. The story of Susan Powell is close to Dave. He reported on the unsolved case since she first disappeared in 2009.
Outside of the newsroom, Dave enjoys exploring the nooks of America’s backcountry. He has backpacked from heights of Hawaiian cliffs to the depths of red rock canyons. The Natural History Museum of Utah and the High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon have exhibited his photography.