An award-winning journalist, he has covered some of the biggest stories the program has produced in recent years.
He has investigated everything from nursing homes and illegal dumpings to security at NSW prisons. David was also involved in the "chase for Skase” and has had four stints in war ravaged East Timor.
A graduate of the University of South Australia's Journalism School, David began his career on a country newspaper.
He soon joined country radio where he won a coveted Pater Award as co-producer of the most outstanding station promotion in the country.
His work covering big rural events, such as the Cobar bushfires and the shearers' dispute quickly brought him to the attention of both Sydney radio editors and an Adelaide television news director.
TV won and the rest is history.
For four years David worked at Seven in South Australia as a reporter and part-time newsreader before being lured to Sydney to work at Seven News.
During this period he won a Thorn award for television reporting.
Within 18 months he had stepped up to the world of public affairs on the Hinch program.
His career highlights include covering the Bangladeshi cyclone, the murder and funeral of Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi, a world exclusive story on driftnet fishing as well as locating Derryn Hinch after his Hawaii home was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki.
David has worked at both Seven and Ten, heading up a documentary film unit at Ten producing films on dolphins and whales, centrefold models, as well as yearly news reviews called Rewind.
After breaking news stories during the Super League war, he was recalled to Seven, a network he says "feels like home", to work at Today Tonight.This reporter is on Twitter at @RichoTT7
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