Dave Lewallen Biography
Dave Lewallen is an American news anchor. He is the weekday evening anchor for the Action News team. Dave serves as an anchor of 7 Action News at 6, 7 and 11 on WXYZ-TV and 10 p.m. anchor on TV20 Detroit. He also takes a lead role on the station’s Detroit 2020 project, which showcases issues challenges as well as those individuals creating positive change in the city. Lewallen joined Channel 7 in 1988 as a sports reporter. He made the permanent switch to the news in 2004 after serving as a weekend sports anchor for years.
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Dave Lewallen Education
Lewallen graduated from Central Michigan University. While there he earned a Degree BA Field Of study journalism. Activities and Societies: Alpha Epsilon Rho, News Central, WMHW-FM, Sports Information, Information Services. He played football for the Chippewas as a walk-on during his freshman year
Dave Lewallen Career
Lewallen joined Channel 7 in 1988 as a sports reporter. He made the permanent switch to the news in 2004 after serving as a weekend sports anchor for years. Prior to joining WXYZ-TV, Dave worked for WJBK-TV in Southfield and WJIM-TV (now WLNS-TV) in Lansing. He also had experience in radio, covering sports for WJR-AM and CKLW-AM in Detroit. Dave was also the play-by-play voice of University of Detroit basketball for several seasons.
Dave conceived and hosted “Golf Michigan,” which aired on WXYZ for four years. The series celebrated the golf industry in the state of Michigan. He has also hosted numerous news and sports specials on WXYZ, including the Rochester Christmas Parade. Lewallen also co-hosted Channel 7’s live special broadcast of the re-opening celebration of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
During his career, Dave has covered three Super Bowls, the World Series, NHL, and NBA Finals. Furthermore the major golf championships, including the Masters, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup matches. Dave is serving his second year as President of the Board of Directors for Rainbow Connection, which provides wishes for Michigan children with life-threatening illnesses.
He is a past president of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Dave also served as chairperson of a National Kidney Foundation of Michigan charitable golf outing for over a decade. He also contributes his time on behalf of numerous Detroit area charities including Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Community Social Services of Wayne County, St. Patrick Senior Center, and the Detroit Institute for Children, among others.
At WXYZ he works alongside Chuck Stokes, Brian Abel, Brad Galli, Anu Prakash, Andrea Isom, Ameera David, Alicia Smith, and Ali Hoxie.
He was honored as a Silver Circle recipient in 2012 by NATAS Michigan for his service and achievements over 25 years in the broadcast industry. He is a 4-time EMMY winner, most recently for WXYZ-TV’s live coverage of the “Detroit Firestorm” of 2010. Dave won a 2007 Emmy for “Best Weekend Newscast,” an award he shared with co-anchor Glenda Lewis and producer Tim Kochenderfer.
Other awards include Emmy’s for “Breaking News” for Channel 7’s live continuing coverage of fires in Highland Park. Not to mention award for the series, “March Madness,” an inside look at the Michigan state high school basketball tournament.
Dave Lewallen Wife | Children
Lewallen is married to his wife Sandra. The couple resides in Oakland County. They are blessed with two children. Details of their children’s names have not been disclosed.
Dave Lewallen Personal life
His hobbies include golf, which he acknowledges he plays poorly, but still enjoys. Other interests include reading, politics, fishing and baseball card collecting.
Dave Lewallen Net Worth | Salary
The award-winning anchor earns a good salary from his career. Although his estimated net worth is currently under review.