David Reese, News Director - KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

David Reese, News Director

David Reese is News Director for KMIR-TV & KPSE.  He joined the stations in March 2013 after 15 years at KNBC-TV, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles. 

At KNBC, David was the Assignment Manager, with oversight of the station's news gathering operations.  He planned and executed coverage of major events including LA Lakers victory parades, Michael Jackson's Funeral and myriad awards shows including the Emmys and Oscars.  He also oversaw coverage of major breaking news stories including plane crashes, riots, floods, and wildfires.  David also conceptualized and executive produced 'Fritz's Holiday Lights,' a popular, long-running holiday segment featuring elaborate light displays across Southern California.  He began his KNBC career as the assignment editor for the top-rated newscast in Los Angeles, The Channel 4 News at 11pm.  

Prior to KNBC, David worked at several other L.A. TV news stations in a variety of rolls including assignment editor, field producer, and segment producer.

David started his broadcast news career in his hometown of Eugene, Oregon while still in high school.  

David has won numerous professional awards, including six LA Emmy Awards and six Golden Mic awards, including best newscast and best breaking news coverage.

When he's not in the newsroom, David enjoys summers spent riding his jet ski on the Colorado River and winters riding his quad on the sand dunes in Glamis.  He lives in La Quinta with his dog Lucky FurFur, cat Liza and a tank full of fresh water fish.
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