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My name is David Alan and I anchor the weeknight editions of 13 News at 5:30, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m. Before I joined WVEC back in 2000, I anchored the news for KOCO TV in Oklahoma City. I've also worked for television stations in Raleigh, North Carolina and Eastern Carolina as well as Augusta, Georgia and Amarillo, Texas.
I've had the opportunity at WVEC to bring a number of big stories home to Hampton Roads including the station's live coverage of the shootings on the Virginia Tech campus. I also hosted the station's special presentation entitled "The U.S.S. Monitor; an Ironclad Adventure in History." I anchored WVEC-TV's Emmy-Award winning coverage of the impact of BRAC on Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia.
I'm very proud to have received the Edward R. Murrow Award and to have been recognized by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters for my investigative series exposing weaknesses in the Virginia Beach Emergency Response System.
Twice in the last several years I have won the Douglas Southall Freeman Award that recognizes reporting on issues that make a real difference in the lives of the people of Virginia.
I also received a Regional Emmy for my live coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial of Terry Nichols.
I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I am a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. I did post-graduate studies at the University of Illinois and spent five years as a freelance opera singer before entering broadcasting. Who knew?
I enjoy running, playing golf and taking my daughter to Spring Training to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates.
My wife Karan and I are active in the life of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach.