Dave is a proud Nutmegger. He grew up outside of New Haven in Northford, Connecticut where he attended North Branford High School. He graduated from the University of New Haven in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication. Dave also attended graduate school at Quinnipiac University graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s of Science in Sports Journalism in 2018.
Before joining FOX61, Dave worked for two and a half years at NBC Connecticut as a production assistant and sports producer. He currently works as a Media Production Specialist and professor for Quinnipiac University’s School of Communication. Dave also coaches youth hockey for the Greater New Haven Warriors.
Dave is a passionate sports fan with allegiances to the Rangers, Mets and Giants. He also dreams of the day the Whalers come back to Hartford!
Dave is a FOX61 student news alumni excited to be able to deliver content to Connecticut residents. When Dave isn’t at work, you can find him at your local rink playing pickup hockey, hitting the links, at the gym, cooking or preparing for his next class.
HARTFORD — A tragic situation for 12 families in Hartford has left many questions unanswered. “I’m just living on hope right now,” said Tara Crowe. Crowe recalled the emotional night when a fire forced her family out of their apartment at 123-125 Martin Street in Hartford. She remembers thick black smoke pouring into her room. She grabbed her youngest child and ran. “We couldn’t see. We couldn’t breathe,” said Crowe. “My kids were throwing up. They were scared. I was […]
HARTFORD –The city of Hartford was ablaze. Not just because of the heat or the brick oven pizza, but for the excitement that filled the city. “Born and raised in Hartford. I love it,” said Towanda Sanders. Over in Hartford’s south end, the Hartford Athletic held their first game at the newly renovated Dillion Stadium. Ecstatic fans filtered in to watch The Athletic christen the stadium with a 2-1 win. From the boys in green to the ones in kelly […]
HARTFORD — Comics, baseball, entertainment and food. Whatever your flavor, Hartford has it. “It’s going to be crazy here. But it’s going to be a good time,” said Frank Bernardo. Registration for The pop culture convention ConnectiCon began with lines out the door. This and several other weekend festivities will draw thousands from across New England. Excited attendees say Hartford has events you just can’t find at larger Comicons. “You see everything from Anime, to comics, to anything in between,” […]
GLASTONBURY — Lights for Liberty: Vigils were held by thousands across the country. “I think it’s terrible,” said Janice Orsini. “That’s why I am here. It breaks my heart.” Reflection, reaction and discussions were held from church steps to parks. The intent to stand in solidarity against human detention camps and support immigrants, legal or undocumented, seeking a better life in America. “Even with everything that’s going on in the world, we can support each other, and we can support […]
BRISTOL — Large metal cars carrying construction debris lay on their sides. Some of the debris spilling out of the cars noticeable from the air. All of this happened along rails just near Riverside Drive, behind the American Legion Post 2 in Bristol. The line runs between two dead end roads. Hooker Court and Queen Street. The seven-car train was heading east around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Bristol Deputy Fire Chief, John Ziogas told FOX61 that one of the cars […]
DANBURY – A mother is beside herself after learning about the events that unfolded on July 3rd in Danbury. “Send every unit you got, he’s walking right at us,” said a Danbury officer. Police transmissions capture the moments right before Aaron Boufford, 31, was shot by police while walking across a soccer field. He was holding two butcher knives. “Shots fired, shots fired, shots fired, shots fired,” said an officer. “Suspect’s down. Handcuffs.” Quicker than in years past, The State […]
DANBURY — Aaron Bouffard was arrested Tuesday in connection with an officer involved shooting that happened July 3. Police said that before the officer involved shooting, Bouffard allegedly got into a fight at a private provider for substance abuse and prevention services. After the fight, the suspect fled the building into a nearby field and was later shot by police. Officers said he had a knife in each of his hands and was shot after refusing to drop the knives. […]
HARTFORD – They call it the “Day clowns cried.” “When I was at the circus on July 6, 1944 and I remember everything,” said survivor Harry Lichtenbaum. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus was in town on July 6th, 1944 on what survivors called a hot and sunny day. As they walked into the Big Tent they didn’t know their lives, the city Hartford and the “Greatest show on Earth” where about to be intertwined forever. Survivors recalled […]
WEST HAVEN — Jennifer Murillo, her sisters and volunteers from West Haven High School were part of the packed crowd that filled Duffy’s Tavern in West Haven for Tip-A-Teacher-For-Gabby. “It’s just beyond my expectations,” said Murillo West Haven’s annual Tip-A-Teacher event was held at Duffy’s Tavern. This year’s event had an extra special meaning. All the proceeds from the event went to Gabby Murillo and her family. Gabby is the young West Haven girl who was paralyzed from the neck […]
MERIDEN – Crews from the City of Meriden are still working to try to repair a water main break and the subsequent sinkhole that opened around 2 p.m. this afternoon. A geyser spewed from the ground at a 45-degree angle for about two hours Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the intersection of East Main street and State street in front of the Wells Fargo bank. Police on scene recall hearing the tar explode into the air revealing the geyser. The […]