David Highfield Bio, Wiki
David Highfield is a 12X Emmy Winning American anchor and reporter working at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, serving as a Morning News Anchor, and “Pittsburgh Today Live” Host. He has been working with this station since August 1991.
David Highfield Age
Highfield is 51 years old as of 2023. He was born in Ford City, Pennsylvania on the 28th of September 1972.
David Highfield Height/Measurements
Highfield stands approximately 6 feet 2 inches (1. 87 m) and weighs around 89 kg.
David Highfield Education
For his education, David enrolled in Ford City High School and graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with high honors.
David Highfield Career
Highfield works at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a Morning News Anchor, and “Pittsburgh Today Live” Host. He anchors KDKA’s morning newscast “Your Day Pittsburgh” alongside Heather Abraham. The two of them also host “Pittsburgh Today Live,” Pennsylvania’s very famous daily lifestyle/talk show.
He got his commencement at KDKA as a writer in 1991 before being promoted to a newscast producer. Then he went in front of the camera, first as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and afterward as the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief. David also worked for years as an 11 p.m. fill-in anchor and reporter, and in 2020 was promoted to the anchor of KDKA News at Noon. David also hosted, created and executive produced the Emmy award-winning “Your Pittsburgh,” an evening newsmagazine that ran for 7 years on KDKA.
Among the news events David has reported include the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue in 2018, Visits to the U.S. by Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, the death of Mayor Bob O’Connor, the crash of Flight 427, Richard Baumhammers’ shooting spree in 2000, and the 9/11 attack from both the Pentagon and Shanksville.
David earned 12 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, for both reporting and hosting. He’s also earned two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards: One for his report on a possible connection between earthquakes and Marcellus Shale drilling, and one for an examination of how smoke detectors often don’t wake up children. In addition, David also won Golden Quills for feature reporting, a Matrix award for flood coverage, and awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Some of his reports have aired on KCBS in Los Angeles and WCBS in New York. He has also covered live a train derailment for WBBM in Chicago and drought conditions for “CBS This Morning” (now “CBS Mornings”). In 2008, his hometown inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame, and in 2013, he was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame for countless sports-related stories he’s covered over the years.
David also has contributed his time to local charities including Animal Friends, Persad Center, Hair Peace, The KDKA-TV Turkey Fund, American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In the 2009 short film, he played a news reporter “Tommy and Me” which was produced by Fleadh Films and benefited Operation Safety Net, which helps people who are homeless. David graduated from Ford City High School and Syracuse University with high honors. He resides in Lawrenceville with his husband Gary.
David Highfield’s Net Worth
In David’s career as an anchor/reporter, he was able to amass a net worth between $1 Million 5 million.
How Much Does David Highfield Earn?
David acquires annual earnings that range between $ 89, 970, and $ 194, 245.
David Highfield’s Parents and Siblings
Highfield was born and raised to parents in Ford City, Pennsylvania, United States. Growing up, his devoted parents offered him the best upbringing and nourishment possible. Besides this, the news anchor has not disclosed any further details about his mom, dad, or siblings if he has any.
David Highfield Wife (Gay)
Highfield is married to his husband Gary and the duo resides in Lawrenceville. Information on whether David has a child or not will be updated soon.
David Highfield KDKA TV
Highfield works at KDKA TV, where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists, such as;
- Lindsay Ward
- Ken Rice
- Kristine Sorensen
- Kristin Emery
- Ron Smiley
- Ray Petelin
- Mary Ours
- Falicia Woody
- Jessica Guay
- Erika Stanish
- Erica Mokay
- John Shumway
- Meghan Schiller
- Royce Jones
- Kym Gable
- Jennifer Borrasso
- Shelley Bortz
- Chris DeRose
- Ross Guidotti
- Chris Hoffman
- Andy Sheehan
- Lynne Hayes
- Dave Crawley
- Josh Taylor
- Bob Pompeani
- Rich Walsh
- Jon Delano
David Highfield Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Highfield is vocal on his social media accounts, where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 10.9K Followers 27K followers on his Facebook page, and 11.2K followers on his Instagram account.