David Williams joined the First Coast News team as a Consumer reporter in December 2012. He decided to give up the cold, snowy winters of Kentucky for the warmer weather of Florida. Growing up in Beltsville, Maryland, very close to Washington, DC, David knew he wanted to be a reporter since a young age.
David comes to FCN from WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky. While there, he spent two years covering a wide array of stories including "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
David was also one of the first reporters on the ground after a deadly EF-4 tornado tore through Henryville, Indiana in March 2012. The event and the stories that followed became national news.
Prior to Kentucky, David worked as a reporter at KWTX, the dominant number-one station in Waco, Texas. David was one of the first reporters to cover the Fort Hood shootings in 2009, when 13 people were killed and 32 injured. David's work was seen and heard nationally and internationally.
David is a proud Graduate of Ball State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications-News from the College of Communication, Information and Media.
David is absolutely thrilled to make Florida his home. He takes great pride and honor in getting to help the people of North Florida and South Georgia with their concerns and issues.
"Every day that I come to work, I am humbled to be able to be a voice for people that feel like they don't have one." Williams said. "I am incredibly thankful to be able to be in a position to truly help people daily. That's not something I take lightly!"
David enjoys the ocean, traveling, and (almost) any kind of food. If you see David around the First Coast, say hello!
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