David Nelson

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David co-anchors one of the highest-rated local morning shows in the country, Quad Cities Today, weekdays from 4:30 to 7:00 AM. He began his broadcasting career in radio before landing his first TV job as a news writer at WSMV in Nashville. Before coming to KWQC, David was a morning anchor at WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut and a main anchor at WAVY/Fox 43 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia.

David’s journalism received national recognition when his September 7, 2012 interview with Ann Romney made headlines across the country. David’s questioning of Mrs. Romney about her views on women’s issues was reported by more than a dozen national news outlets including NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Huffington Post. His interview also inspired a Los Angeles Times editorial written by Karin Klein.

David’s reporting also made national headlines in 2009 when he broke the story of a local McDonald’s that continued to serve customers for several weeks after the health department noted one of its employees had contracted Hepatitis A. David uncovered that the restaurant was not shut down until after a second employee and multiple customers had started becoming ill.

In 2012, David broke the story of a local library that was throwing thousands of unwanted books in garbage bins. His investigation found that libraries across the country have done this and industry guidelines actually advise librarians to conceal the practice from the public. David’s reports led to calls for new protocol and legislation to stop the destruction of library books.

David grew up near Nashville, Tennessee. He actively supports a number of community institutions including Quad Cities Go Red For Women and Junior Achievement of the Heartland.


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