David began his television career at Channel Nine in 2001, where he joined the network as a journalist working on investigative reports with former A Current Affair hosts Mike Munro and Ray Martin. One of these was an investigation into Sydney Gas that led to the withdrawal of methane production in the NSW Hunter Way, following fears of a major environmental disaster.
Since becoming a reporter in 2002, David has covered major news events including the Canberra bush fires in 2003 and South Australian bush fires in 2004. He was also the first reporter on the scene covering the Cronulla riots in December 2005. David's reports included exclusive footage of the riots and aftermath. Then in May 2006, David was on the ground covering the Beaconsfield mine collapse in Tasmania.
One of David's most memorable stories was about mother of two Christina Aguayo, who survived a horrific car accident and spent 18 months in hospital, where she had over forty operations and skin grafts. While recovering, Christina was dealt another blow - in a bitter twist, the woman responsible for the car accident never had to face court because of a clerical error.
David was with Christina on her wedding day, when he re-united her with the two men who had saved the family from certain death. David’s series of stories forced the DPP to reopen the police investigation, where charges were laid. It opened the path for compensation for the family and helped them find some much-needed closure.
David began his media career in radio more than 10 years ago at the Austereo network, where he produced night time and breakfast programs including Wendy Harmer's top rating Morning Crew program on 2Day FM.
He then moved to news reporting for Nova 969 in Sydney and graduated with a journalism degree from UTS that same year.
David joined the Today Tonight team in June 2009.This reporter is on Twitter at @DavidEccleston7
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