David Ushery Biography
David Ushery is an American television news anchor at WNBC News 4 New York, NBC’s flagship who owned and operated the station. He also co-anchors the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. He is an integral member of the NBC 4 New York News team, he has covered many of the largest and most visible breaking news stories across the Tri-State region and around the world – including the terror attacks in Manchester, England, Orlando Florida, and Paris France.
David Ushery Age
David Ushery was born on June 5, 1967, in Bloomfield, Connecticut United States. David Ushery is 51 years old as of 2018.
David Ushery Net worth
David Ushery earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his journalism. His net worth is estimated to be $ 7 million dollars.
David Ushery Wife
David Ushery is married to TV producer Isabel Rivera. The couples were blessed with a son.
David Ushery Education
David Ushery graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in bachelor of Political Science and Journalism. While at the university he was a staff writer for the Hartford Courant newspaper, where he honed his skills for covering local politics and events. He also reported for the Los Angeles Times.
David Ushery Journalist
David Ushery began his journalism work WABC-TV in New York City to join its staff as a general assignment reporter, covering news for the number one station in the top market in the nation. He is a leading reporter in the WFSB’s who broadcast at 11 pm. He covers many stories impacting the everyday lives of the citizens of Connecticut’s capital city. But one of these stories made an indelible impression on Ushery: the night he and his photographer spent with residents of New Britain who were being terrorized by arsonists.
Within two years of starting at the station, he traveled to Moscow after the fall of the Soviet Union for a story on policing. The overseas trip would become the first of many in Ushery’s career, as news directors recognized his talent for covering international stories. He was part of the station’s coverage of the police investigations into the shooting death of Amadou Diallo and the torture of Abner Louima, the deaths of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and John F.
Kennedy, Jr. on September 11th was in the terrorist attacks. David Ushery was on the team of reporters for WABC’s extended coverage of the celebrations for the Yankees World Series wins and the installation of Edward Cardinal Egan to lead New York City’s Archdiocese. WABC also sent Ushery on the road to cover world events including multiple reports from Haiti on the island’s political unrest, Pope John Paul II’s visits to Africa and Toronto, and the United Nation’s conference on racism in South Africa.
Three years after arriving at WABC, Ushery was named anchor of a new weekend show, “Eyewitness News This Morning.” He also anchored the weekday morning newscasts and the news at noon. Ushery was later named primary fill-in for the legendary anchor, the late Bill Beutel. Ushery spent 10 years at WABC. In 2003, he joined WNBC-TV to become the anchor of its highly rated morning newscast, “Weekend Today in New York.”
The show’s format of hard news and features, interviews and sports, allowed Ushery to display his versatility as a newsman. One year later, Ushery has also named anchor of WNBC’s weekend at 6 pm and 11 pm newscasts. These simultaneous appointments made Ushery in effect “the face” of WNBC during the weekend, anchoring all the station’s morning and evening newscasts on Saturday and Sunday. In 2006, Ushery was named co-anchor of WNBC’s iconic “Live at 5” program, alongside legendary anchor Sue Simmons.
After a change of programming, Ushery returned to anchor the weekend broadcasts for “News 4 New York.” As an anchor at WNBC, he has steered coverage of some of the most memorable events in recent memory. In 2018, Ushery traveled to Houston, Texas to deliver live updates following the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. Earlier that year, Ushery traveled to Jerusalem where he took Tri-State viewers to the opening of the new United States Embassy.
He also took viewers to the front lines in Gaza and the West Bank, where massive protests led to confrontations with police. One year earlier, Ushery traveled to Israel to cover President Trump’s visit to the Holy Land before quickly shifting his live reports to England, following the tragic bombing outside the Manchester sports arena. In June 2016, Ushery traveled to Orlando to cover the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting. One year prior, he reported from Paris following the city’s deadly terrorist attacks.
He also provided live coverage following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012, the miraculous emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 as well as multiple presidential elections. He made also made several trips to Rome to cover the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; the 2013 papal conclave electing Pope Francis, the current Pope of the Catholic Church and the canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
He also represented NBC Universal in national initiatives. He hosted the network’s special program on its switch to digital in 2009, as well as “Going Green at Any Age,” which examined ways to help the environment. In 2009, she conceived and launched “The Debrief with David Ushery,” which has been called a must-watch program that was nominated for a 2011 Emmy Award. The weekly, half-hour broadcast gives viewers a unique perspective on important current events. According to the show’s opening lines, “Eight million stories in the naked city.
And chances are you can only keep up with a fraction of them during your hectic day. Give us just a few minutes then to bring you up to speed on What New Yorkers are talking about.” He takes a high-energy, unscripted approach for his interviews with reporters and newsmakers. Viewers are meant to feel part of the conversation about major stories. The show has garnered attention and praise for breaking boundaries and challenging long-held tenets of being an anchor. In “The Debrief,” Ushery doesn’t sit behind an anchor desk but rather moves freely around the News 4 newsroom, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the operation.
He also often goes tie-less, an informal look he sometimes wears when he anchors the more traditional evening newscasts. He was noted for boldly venturing into uncharted territory for not wearing a tie. The no tie-look also caught the attention of other media, including the New York Times and NBC “Nightly News” Anchor Brian Williams, who during a holiday television appearance with Ushery joked that viewers should consider giving Ushery a necktie. Even then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at the annual Gracie Mansion holiday party for the press, called Ushery to the podium saying he “was really excited by ‘The Debrief,’ your new show about New York.”
The Mayor also remarked that Ushery seemed a “little underdressed.” Bloomberg whipped off his own tie and presented it to Ushery as a gift. In 2010, after a “Debrief” segment featuring blogging New York City mothers, Ushery developed and launched a spin-off program. “Moms and the City and a Dad named David,” features Ushery and three mothers offering a straightforward look at life in the city from a parent’s point of view. Ushery has said the fourth mother on the program in New York City. The program airs on WNBC’s New York Nonstop cable channel.
David Ushery Awards & Honors
David Ushery has been recognized for his contributions to the community due to his hard work in the journalism work. In 1993, he won an award from the National Association of Black Journalists for his series of reports on children and violence. In 1999, The Network Journal, the Black Professionals and Small Business Magazine, named Ushery as one of its “40 Under-Forty” for his significant accomplishments. In 2000, the Israeli Consulate in New York City honored Ushery for his dedicated reporting. And in 2010, Ushery was honored as a recipient of McDonald’s Faces of Black History Award.
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David Ushery serves as the co-anchor for NBC 4 New York’s 11 AM and 5 PM weekday newscasts. An integral member of the NBC 4 New York news team, Ushery has covered many of the largest and most visible breaking news stories across the Tri-State region – and around the world. As a key component of NBC 4’s continuing team coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Ushery’s work was honored with a National Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast excellence.
In 2018, Ushery traveled to Houston, Texas to deliver live updates following the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. Earlier that year, Ushery traveled to Jerusalem where he took Tri-State viewers to the opening of the new United States Embassy. He also took viewers to the front lines in Gaza and the West Bank, where massive protests led to confrontations with police. One year earlier, Ushery traveled to Israel to cover President Trump’s visit to the Holy Land before quickly shifting his live reports to England, following the tragic bombing outside the Manchester sports arena.
On June 2016, Ushery traveled to Orlando to cover the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting. One year prior, he reported from Paris following the city’s deadly terrorist attacks. He also provided live coverage following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012, the miraculous emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009 as well as multiple presidential elections. He made also made several trips to Rome to cover the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI; the 2013 papal conclave electing Pope Francis, the current Pope of the Catholic Church and the canonizations of Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Saint John XXIII.
Previously, Ushery co-anchored the weekend editions of “News 4 New York” at 6 PM and 11 PM and was the host of the Emmy®-nominated program “The Debrief with David Ushery.” Created by Ushery in 2009, “The Debrief” was nominated for an Emmy® for three consecutive years. The half-hour broadcast utilized an unscripted, conversational approach to storytelling that provided viewers with a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of the latest news being covered by NBC 4 reporters, colleagues and newsmakers.
Though “The Debrief” is no longer in production, Ushery continues to use the style and format elements which made the show a success. In 2010, a “Debrief” segment featuring a blog by New York City mothers launched the spin-off program, “Moms and the City and a Dad named David.” Ushery and the mothers examined issues from a parent’s point of view. He joined NBC 4 New York from WABC-TV, where, during his 10-year tenure, he rose from general assignment reporter to full-time anchor of the early morning and noon broadcasts and was the primary fill-in anchor for the evening newscasts.
While at WNBC, Ushery provided extensive, in-depth reporting of the shooting death of Amadou Diallo as well as the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He also covered news outside of the tri-state area during that time, including the space shuttle disaster from Houston, Texas; the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles and the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart from Utah. He made multiple trips to Haiti for a series of reports on the island’s political and economic unrest; to Africa and Toronto for Pope John Paul II’s visit and to South Africa to cover the United Nation’s conference on racism.
Prior to joining WABC-TV, he was the lead evening reporter for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, and also reported for the Hartford Courant and the Los Angeles Times. He was 11 years old when he was selected from a Connecticut statewide search to host the local edition of “Kidsworld”, a nationally syndicated television show. One of his first interviews was with news icon Walter Cronkite, who was considered one of the most trusted men in America at the time. Ushery hosted “Kidsworld” until he was 18.
Known for his passion for volunteerism and tireless service to the local community, Ushery is the recipient of honorary degrees from St. John’s University, in 2014 and from St. Francis College in 2018. He has also been repeatedly recognized for his commitment to NBC 4 New York’s viewing audience and has been honored with multiple awards, including the 2014 Nubian Cultural Center’s “2014 Legend’s Awards” for expertise and service to the community; 2013
“Excellence in Journalism” award from the Public Relations Society of America; 2012 Emmy Award for Special Programming: Dead Sea Scrolls; 2011 McDonald’s Black Media Legends: Faces of Black History Award and the National Association of Black Journalists Award for his series of reports on children and violence. The Network Journal and Black Professionals Business Magazine named Ushery one of its “40 Under-Forty” for his journalistic accomplishments. The Israeli Consulate in New York City honored him for his comprehensive, fair and balanced reporting on issues that affect all New Yorkers.