David Nelson

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David became 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor in June 2018 after co-anchoring KWQC’s morning newscast for nine years.

He grew up in the Nashville, Tennessee area and began his broadcasting career in radio before landing his first television job as a news writer at WSMV-TV in Nashville.

In October 2018, David moderated the third and final Iowa gubernatorial debate between Governor Kim Reynolds and challenger Fred Hubbell just days before Reynolds’ tight victory. He co-hosted KWQC’s live coverage of the 2018 Festival of Trees Holiday Parade in Davenport and has been involved in a number of charity and community events. Each year he takes part in the Quad Cities Go Red For Women luncheon in support of the American Heart Association. He has served for many years as the annual master of ceremonies for the annual AFP IL Quad Cities Chapter Philanthropy Day Awards. Each year he contributes his time to support HAVlife, Junior Achievement and other groups.

David’s reporting made national headlines in 2009 when he broke the story of a Quad Cities 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 a second employee and multiple customers had started becoming ill. In 2012, David’s interview with Ann Romney on women’s issues attracted national attention and was reported on by more than a dozen national news outlets including NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Huffington Post. The Romney interview also inspired a Los Angeles Times editorial written by Karin Klein.

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 grew up near Nashville and is a hardcore Beatles fan who enjoys cycling and golf.


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