Who is David Highfield?
David Highfield is from America. He is a multiple Emmy award-winning journalist who currently anchors KDKA’s morning newscast “Your Day Pittsburgh” with Heather Abraham. He joined the KDKA team since 1991. Additionally, the two are also “Pittsburgh Today Live,” hosts which is a very popular daily lifestyle/talk show. Initially at KDKA, he got his start as a writer and later was promoted to a newscast producer.
Later David became the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and later the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief and this was in front of the camera. Additionally, he was an 11 p.m. reporter and fill-in anchor for many years before becoming an anchor at KDKA News at Noon.
David Highfield Date of Birth / Age
Highfield will be celebrating his 50th year on 28th September 2022 since he was born in 1972 in the United States specifically in Ford metropolis, Pennsylvania.
David Highfield Height
Highfield is approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height.
David Highfield Parents and Siblings
Highfield’s late mother who was loving and caring is called Judith Gail Highfield and his father is Homer Larry Highfield. His mother passed on on 2017 March 31st and it became publicly known when he posted a photo of him and his mum on his Facebook account.
David Highfield Spouse / Wife
Highfield is gay and hence his husband is called Gary Kline. Gary is a Professor and assists at performing music theatre of Carnegie Mellon College faculty of Drama. David and Gary officiated their marriage ceremony in 2015 at Nationwide Aviary where household members and associates were in attendance. The happy couple who have been happily married lives in Lawrenceville.
David Highfield Kids / Children
Details regarding whether or not Highfield has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
David Highfield Education
Highfield attained his high school education at Ford City High School. Later, David joined S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and graduated with high honors at Syracuse University.
David Highfield Career
Highfield currently anchors KDKA’s morning newscast “Your Day Pittsburgh” with Heather Abraham. He joined the KDKA team since 1991. Additionally, the two are also “Pittsburgh Today Live,” hosts which is a very popular daily lifestyle/talk show. He worked as a writer and later was promoted to a newscast producer. Later David became the Westmoreland County Bureau Chief and later the Beaver/Butler Bureau Chief and this was in front of the camera. Additionally, he was an 11 p.m. reporter and fill-in anchor for many years before becoming an anchor at KDKA News at Noon.
Highfield vividly remembers covering Visits to the U.S. by Pope Francis and Pope Benedict and the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. Moreover, he also covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and in 2018, he reported on the tragedy at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue among others. When the death of Mayor Bob O’Connor occurred, and the crash of Flight 427, David was among the journalists reporting. Further, in 2000 he covered Richard Baumhammers’ shooting spree and also the 9/11 attack from both Shanksville and the Pentagon.
Fortunately, David’s various reports have aired on WCBS in New York and also KCBS in Los Angeles. Additionally, he was once live reporting on drought conditions for “CBS This Morning” (now “CBS Mornings”). Highfield was live on a train derailment for WBBM in Chicago.
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How Much Does David Highfield Earn?
Highfield’s annual salary can be approximated at $50,000-$130,000 although actual amounts will be updated later.
How Much is David Highfield Worth?
Highfield has successfully accumulated a lot of wealth of over $2million through working hard in his journalism career.
David Highfield Achievements
David has won 12 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for his excellency in hosting and reporting. In addition, he received two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards when he reported on an examination of how smoke detectors often don’t wake up children. The other Edward R. Murrow Award was for his report on a possible connection between Marcellus Shale drilling and earthquakes
Additionally, David won Golden Quills for feature reporting, and even more awards from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association Also, he won a Matrix award for flood coverage. Further, Highfield created, hosted and executive produced the Emmy award-winning “Your Pittsburgh,” which was an evening newsmagazine that ran excellently for seven years on KDKA. In the 2009 short film “Tommy and Me,” David played a news reporter.
David’s community inducted him into the Ford City Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2013, he was inducted for numerous sports-related stories he’s covered over the years into the Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame. He has actively participated in the community by donating to local charities like The KDKA-TV Turkey Fund, Animal Friends, and Persad Center, as well as Hair Peace. He has done even more donations to the American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County among others.