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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.

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    BRIDGEPORT — Veterans Day is a time to give thanks but also to remember to give to veterans in need. Many veterans who return home from service struggle to acclimate back to civilian life. Some find themselves homeless. “Once I got here everything changed,” Dave Watson said. Watson served in the Army in 1976. He is one of the many success stories to come through the doors at the Homes for the Brave on Park Avenue in Bridgeport. Now with […]

  • Frigid Air Hits Hartford

    HARTFORD – Most of the state avoided the snow last night but tonight no one got away from the cold. “I have my husband’s coat and this [vest] and two pairs of pants on,” said Linda Raos-Surman Raos-Surman was out with her pup Gigi for their afternoon stroll through Bushnell Park. The former Chicago native has plenty of experience battling the elements. Even Gigi was prepared. “I have a sweater under her and I have this ski jacket on that’s really cute,” […]

  • New Haven mother of kidnapped children speaks about life-changing events

    NEW HAVEN — A mother’s worst nightmare: her children taken in the blink of an eye. “Your life can change in a matter of seconds. I thought I lost my kids,” said Jenny. Jenny, who did not want her last name identified, pulled into the roundabout at Roberto Clemente Elementary school to pick up her son as she has done a hundred times before. With her nine-month-old daughter and five-year-old foster son in the backseat, Jenny left the car running […]

  • Children kidnapped in stolen vehicle found safe by good samaritan 

    NEW HAVEN — A mother reunited with her two children and thanking the good Samaritan who found them safe. “The kids are safe. They are reunited with their mother and right now we are getting them checked out and we’ll find the vehicle,” New Haven Police Sgt. Justin Marshall said. “Here’s our lady of the hour!” Kasandra Monteiro found the five-year-old boy and nine-month-old girl along a bend on English Drive in East Rock park about an hour after they […]

  • Ben Florsheim wins in Middletown mayoral race

    MIDDLETOWN — Ben Florsheim was victorious in Middletown over Sebastion Giuliano Tuesday night. Florshiem said his campaign began in his apartment a few months ago with friends. It has since grown into something so much more. “It’s humbling. It’s exciting and what’s on my mind is just how much work is ahead,” said Ben Florsheim. Florshiem walked into La Boca to great supporters as the next Mayor of Middletown. Florsheim talked exclusively with FOX61 before heading inside hearing just moments […]

  • Storms leave Ledyard without power and in need of a bite

    LEDYARD — One of the toughest questions one faces when you lose power is what to eat. At Valentino’s in Ledyard it has been busy all night with orders. ”People got to eat. Nobody has power,” said Charly Rivera Rivera has been working extra hard flipping pizzas for neighbors stuck without power. ”Since four till about a half hour ago it was crazy. Nonstop pizza,” said Rivera. Valentino’s says they have been getting calls all day asking if they still […]

  • Halloween safe zone attracts hundreds to downtown New Britain

    NEW BRITAIN – The pesky rains held out creating a pleasant evening for trick-or-treating. “We don’t change Halloween. Ya can’t change Halloween,” said Steven Ayala. Central Park in New Britain was declared a “safe zone” for kids trying to get their hands on some holiday sweets. “We have over 100,000 pieces of candy that have been donated all to the downtown district,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. The sidewalks along Main street were filled with ghouls, four-legged heroes and even the […]

  • Hamden protesters demand the firing of Devin Eaton

    HAMDEN — Protesters took to the streets of Hamden to get the attention of Mayor Curt Leng. They linked arm and arm stopping traffic along Dixwell Avenue as they marched to Mayor Leng’s office to present a letter on behalf of Hamden residents. The letter read aloud in the hall outside of Mayor Leng’s office said in part, “Stand with Hamden residents and publicly call upon the Hamden police commission to fire Devon Eaton now.” The letter demanded that Mayor […]

  • Canton Board of Education votes in favor of armed school resource officer

    CANTON — The Canton school district held a highly anticipated vote on whether or not an armed school resource officer should be added to the district. After much debate, the Board of Education voted in favor of the proposals six to three. Those for felt that an SRO could help with the safety and well-being of the students while those against say an SRO wouldn’t help with the biggest issues their children are facing. “This is a serious decision that […]

  • Calls for transparency, justice following officer-involved shooting investigation

    NEW HAVEN – The chants were loud and clear. “Stephanie and Paul matter and other victims of police violence still matter,” said Jaelen King. “Until their voices are heard and until we feel safe as black and brown community members and students we won’t stop protesting.” The rally held by Black Lives Matter New Haven along with Hamden Action Now called for the jobs of Hamden Police officer Devin Eaton and Yale Police officer Terrance Pollock. Eaton was arraigned facing 1st-degree assault […]

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