Dave has done commentary for CBS Radio since 1993,
and serves as Charles Osgood’s fill-in. He's been
recognized with a Marconi nomination and the 2001, 2005, 2008
and 2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards for Commentary.
From 1983-2004 he hosted and produced Chip Talk for
Associated Press Radio, the first syndicated radio coverage of
computers, and was part of the 1995 Launch Team for C-NET.
On-location broadcasts: Baghdad (April 2004), Qatar to cover US Central Command during the Iraq War (2003), Jerusalem during the Intifada (2002), Ground Zero (September 2001), Soviet Union (1987, 1991, 1992), Turkey & Jordan during the first Gulf War (1990), Berlin Wall & Czechoslovakia (1989).
He and his wife recently spent two weeks (off-duty) touring
In 2004, Dave took a leave of absence to run for an open
seat in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
He was recruited by the Democrats (who felt a moderate could win
the suburban swing voters east of Seattle) and won the
Democratic primary, but was defeated by now-Congressman (and
former King County Sheriff) Dave Reichert.
Dave's now out of politics, but serves on the boards of the
Choices Coalition, the Economic Opportunity Institute,
and as an adviser to the Dean of Seattle University's
School of Theology and Ministry.
Dave’s summer hobby is Gilbert & Sullivan, and
since 1979 he's appeared as the comic baritone in most of the
Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s summer productions at
Seattle Center. He's served as a Trustee of the Society
and performed at the International Gilbert & Sullivan
Festival in Buxton, England in 1996 & 1999.
Occasionally, Dave will do a singing commentary -- but a
little goes a long way.
He and Patti have been married 39 years, and have two grown daughters.
Dave has written enough commentaries to fill several books,
but feels they are more effective when spoken aloud.