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13 fascinating facts about Dave Price:
• I play the trumpet, although not very often anymore. I bought my first instrument at my grandpa's music repair store.
• I completed the Chicago marathon on a frigid morning in 2002.
• My grandpa used to ride bikes as a kid with Beverly Hillbillies star, Buddy Ebsen, in Belleville, Illinois.
• When I was growing up, half our backyard was full of strawberry plants. Strawberries are still my favorite fruit.
• My wife and I got engaged on Friday the 13th.
• I probably have a tie addiction.
• My father-in-law is a divorce attorney. So is my brother-in-law. I had better be a REALLY good husband.
• I throw right-handed and kick left-footed. I don't know why.
• Barack and Michelle Obama gave me honeymoon advice.
• LeAnn Rimes was my first celebrity interview. I flew a T-34 Mentor Navy plane over the Rocky Mountains. And I steered a nuclear submarine in the Bahamas, all because of cool tv assignments.
• I have two younger brothers and a sister. My mom always baked birthday cakes in shapes of our favorite characters. My dad makes amazing soups and barbecue.
• I almost never miss a St. Louis Cardinals' game on tv. My grandma used to babysit former Cards' manager, Whitey Herzog.
• I'm a German/Austrian/English/Welsh/Native American/native Illinoisian.

Dave Price is WHO-TV's Political Director, host of the Sunday morning show "The Insiders" and anchors Channel 13 News on weekend evenings.

It's difficult to find a local television reporter in the United States who has spent more time covering presidential candidates than Dave. Dave grew up in Belleville, Illinois, where he formed his passion in politics and his beloved St. Louis Cardinals from his dad.

He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and later worked at the powerhouse radio station in St. Louis, KMOX.

Dave left St. Louis radio to earn his Master's Degree at the prestigious University of Missouri-Columbia. He stayed in Columbia, where he served as morning news anchor and assignments manager at KOMU-TV.

Dave then moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to help launch WNCF-TV, where he served as weekend anchor and political reporter.

In 2001, Dave began his career at WHO-TV, where he specializes in coverage of the Iowa Caucuses and state government.

Dave has earned a national Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and dozens of state and regional awards for his reporting and anchor. He also authored his first book, "Caucus Chaos," an insider's account of the always unpredictable way Iowans help pick the next president.

He lives in Clive with his wife Emily and son Hayden.

Recent Articles
  • THE INSIDERS: School Funding Fiasco – May 3rd Edition Part 1

    For 444 days, Iowa lawmakers have broken the law. Iowa Code mandates they determine the per pupil funding for K-12 schools 30 days after a governor releases his budget in the preceding year. That would have been February 13th, 2014. Legislators still haven’t agreed on the dollar amount. Hear from two lawmakers on what it is like to be law breakers on this school funding fiasco. For Part 2, click here.

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    Talk of Taking Iowans’ Land for Pipeline Fills Statehouse Hearing

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa lawmakers moved ahead plans to make it more difficult for a proposed crude oil pipeline to request eminent domain that would force landowners to comply. House and Senate members convened in a joint subcommittee hearing to study the plan. The proposal would require a company to get at least 75 percent of affected landowners to agree to lease their land before the project could go forward. The legislation would also require a company to secure […]

  • Governor Praises New Program, Still Can’t Say When School Funding Fight Ends

    PLEASANT HILL, Iowa — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad held a round table discussion with educators at Southeast Polk Junior High School Monday to push successes of his Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System, which he signed into law in 2013. “This is not an experiment,” Branstad assured teachers and administrators. “It is permanent. It’s something that we really think will make a difference in transforming education.” Second year teacher Madison Fontana, a second grade educator, praised the help mentors have […]

  • The Insiders: Predictions

    Dave has his Quick 6 and prediction.

  • The Insiders: Legislative Lawbreakers – April 26th Edition, Part 4

    Find out why lawmakers say they haven’t been able to agree on school funding, along with a potential solution. For Predictions click here.

  • The Insiders: Legislative Lawbreakers – April 26th Edition, Part 2

    State code clearly lays out the duties of Iowa lawmakers when it comes to determining public school funding . People assume that they understand this, but after 437 days some students are stepping in to remind them. For Part 3 click here.

  • The Insiders: Legislative Lawbreakers – April 26th Edition, Part 1

    Channel 13’s Dave Price dedicates this edition of the Insiders to legislators breaking the law over public school funding. For Part 2 click here.

  • The Insiders: Legislative Lawbreakers – April 26th Edition, Part 3

    With lawmakers failing to agree on funding, school superintendents are feeling stuck. Find out what it’s like as they play a budget guessing game. For Part 4 click here.

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    ‘Education, I Thought, Was a Priority,’ Superintendent Complains

    AMES, Iowa — You might find it a bit odd to put together a spending plan when you don’t know how much money you have. But that’s what Tim Taylor is doing. Taylor is the superintendent for the Ames Public Schools. He has to be more math scholar than superintendent, though. That’s because state legislators have chosen not to follow the law in determining school funding for the coming year. Actually, they should have set it February 13, 2014. For […]

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    Iowa Fourth Graders School Law-Breaking Legislators on the Law

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Another wave of Iowa students walked through the statehouse, hoping to get legislators’ attention. These students were fourth graders from Charles City. By law, legislators should have agreed on funding for Iowa’s public schools for the 2015-16 year by February 13th, 2014. The law requires they determine the dollars one calendar year ahead of time. But lawmakers have failed to do that, breaking their own law. Five of the students took turns reading the Iowa Code […]

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    Schools Shouldn’t Expect to Know Soon How Much Money They Will Get, Governor Warns

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa lawmakers are long past the date when they were legally required to set the funding for the state’s public schools for the 2015-16 school year. But Monday, Governor Terry Branstad admitted it could be a while still before leaders finally reach an agreement. State law requires lawmakers to set the funding level for the next year’s school year within 30 days of the time a governor releases his budget. The governor released his budget on […]

  • Sneak Peek: A Paul, The Man Who Helped Beat Clinton and Another Paul

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Hillary Clinton, the only announced Democratic presidential candidate, has come and gone from Iowa. Clinton campaigned in Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday after she announced her campaign last Sunday. Channel 13’s “The Insiders” starts off this Sunday morning with the impact of Clinton’s Iowa Trip. Here’s the lineup: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on why he declined to endorse Clinton’s campaign yet (he headed her U.S. Senate campaign in New York), and why he doesn’t think […]


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