David Highfield Biography and Wiki
David Highfield is an American news journalist currently working as a news anchor for KDKA in Pittsburgh. David anchors KDKA’s morning newscast “Your Day Pittsburgh” with Heather Abraham.
He’s won 12 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, for both hosting and reporting. He’s also won two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards: One for his report on a possible connection between Marcellus Shale drilling and earthquakes, and one for an examination of how smoke detectors often don’t wake up children.
In addition, he’s won Golden Quills for feature reporting, awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and a Matrix award for flood coverage.
David created, hosted and executive produced the Emmy award-winning “Your Pittsburgh,” an evening newsmagazine that ran for seven years on KDKA.
He got his start 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 later as the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief. He also spent years as an 11 p.m. reporter and fill-in anchor, and in 2020 became the anchor of KDKA News at Noon.
Some of his reports have aired on WCBS in New York and KCBS in Los Angeles. He’s also reported live on drought conditions for “CBS This Morning” and on a train derailment for WBBM in Chicago.
His hometown inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008, and in 2013, he was inducted into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame for numerous sports-related stories he’s covered over the years.
He has donated his time to local charities 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 Highfield Age and Birthday
David has not disclosed any information on his age or date of birth at the moment.
David Highfield Height and Weight
David stands at an average height and moderate weight. he appears to be quite tall in stature if his photos, relative to his surroundings, are anything to go by.
David Highfield Family and Parents
David was born and raised in the USA, however, he has not disclosed any information on his parents and family. David attended Ford City High School and graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with high honors.
David Highfield Partner and Wedding
David is proudly married to his husband Gary, the couple currently resides in Lawrenceville together and seems to be happy in their marriage.
David Highfield Salary
He receives an annual salary of $85,000 from his career as a news journalist for KDKA. David is believed to have an estimated net worth of $350,00 as of 2021 from his successful career as a news journalist for KDKA.