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David Highfield Biography
David Highfield is an American broadcast journalist, anchor and reporter currently working as a co-anchor of the KDKA’s morning newscast “Your Day Pittsburgh” with Heather Abraham. He joined the KDKA, station in 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
David Highfield Education
David studied at Ford City High School. After graduating from high school he joined Syracuse University where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.
David Highfield Age and Birthday
How old is David? He is 51 years old as of 2023. He was born on September 28, 1972, in Ford City, Pennsylvania, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on September 28th of every year. READ: Erin McLaughlin
David Highfield Nationality and Ethnicity
David holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born and raised in Ford City, Pennsylvania. He is of the white ethnic group.
David Highfield Height
How tall is Highfield? He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and maintains a body weight of 68 kg.
David Highfield Parents
David is the son of the (late mother) Judith Gail Highfield and his (father) Homer Larry Highfield. His parents are long-time members of the Elderton Presbyterian Church. David is the only child of his parents.
David Highfield Mother
Davis is the son of his late mother Judith “Judy” Gail Highfield who died on March 31, 2017, at her home in Pennsylvania. His mother was born on March 22, 1934, to her parents Reuben and Ramona Heilman. RELATED: Amber Luke
Judy studied at Elderton High School and later graduated from Indiana State Teacher’s College with a degree in elementary education. After graduating she worked as a first-grade teacher in Leechburg for twelve and a half years.
David Highfield Husband | Wedding
Is David married? David is openly gay and is married to his husband Gary Kline. After dating for ten years, the couple got married through a wedding in October 2015 at National Aviary, Pittsburgh.
David Highfield Salary
Highfield working as a news anchor at KDKA, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earns an estimated annual salary of $75,489.
David Highfield Net Worth
David as an accomplished American broadcast journalist, anchor and reporter has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
David Highfield KDKA and Wikipedia
David currently works as a co-anchor of “Pittsburgh Today Live” and co-host of “Your Pittsburgh” at KDKA-TV with Heather Abraham. David began his career as a writer at KDKA in 1991. He was later promoted to a producer position. After a couple of years, he was promoted to a reporter position where he served as the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and later as the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief. He also served as an evening reporter and fill-in anchor. In 2020, he was promoted to anchor KDKA News at Noon. RELATED: Tava Smiley
He’s won 12 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, for both hosting and reporting. He’s additionally won two territorial Edward R. Murrow Awards: One for his report on a potential connection between Marcellus Shale boring and quakes, and one for an assessment of how smoke alarms regularly don’t awaken kids.
He also won Golden Quills for including reporting, grants from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and a Matrix grant for flood coverage. David made, hosted and leader delivered the Emmy grant-winning “Your Pittsburgh,” a night newsmagazine that ran for a very long time on KDKA.
Among the news occasions David has covered are visits to the U.S. by Pope Francis and Pope Benedict, the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, the repercussions of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the misfortune at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life place of worship in 2018, the passing of Mayor Bob O’Connor, the accident of Flight 427, Richard Baumhammers’ shooting binge in 2000, and the 9/11 assault from both Shanksville and the Pentagon.
A portion of his reports have circulated on WCBS in New York and KCBS in Los Angeles. He’s likewise reported live on dry spell conditions for “CBS This Morning” and on a train wrecking for WBBM in Chicago. His old neighborhood enlisted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, he was drafted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame for various games-related stories he’s covered throughout the long term.
He has given his chance to nearby causes including The KDKA-TV Turkey Fund, Animal Friends, Persad Center, Hair Peace, American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County. David played a journalist in the 2009 short film “Tommy and Me.” It was created by Fleadh Films and profited from Operation Safety Net, which helps individuals who are destitute.