• Follow me on:

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
  • capture

    Urbandale Man Wonders if Previous Incidents with Accused Police Shooter Played Role in Killings

    URBANDALE, Iowa — An Urbandale man says Scott Greene, the man accused of killing two Des Moines metro-area police officers Wednesday, taunted his family at a high school football game not once, but twice. Now, he can’t help but wonder whether that escalated into the tragedy that happened. If you want to see pride, watch Urbandale High School’s No. 14 on the football field. Then look at what Tavien Gardner’s dad feels in the stands. “He’s been recruited by several […]

  • donjuniorself

    Donald Trump Jr. Makes Pitch for Dad by Calling Out Corruption

    AMES, Iowa — It’s the college tour: 2016 and Donald Trump’s campaign hopes it finds more support with younger voters. Tuesday, Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., campaigned at rallies at Iowa State and the University of Northern Iowa. Generational pitch to Iowa St. students from @DonaldJTrumpJr. Re: debt "You're the ones who will get stuck" pic.twitter.com/Us4slR9O61 — Dave Price (@idaveprice) November 1, 2016 He praised Bernie Sanders, the Socialist-turned-Democratic presidential candidate, who surprised many by pushing Hillary Clinton for […]

  • promo302223751

    Governor Approves $33 Million in Extra Payments for For-Profit Medicaid Providers

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Taxpayers are saving more than expected. Prescriptions cost more than anticipated. So providers should get more money than promised. That’s essentially the argument Governor Terry Branstad laid out to reporters Monday during his weekly news conference at the Iowa Statehouse. Word had already spread in state government that the governor would approve an additional $33 million for the three companies providing services under the program to privatize Medicaid services to the state’s 560,000 lower-income and disabled […]

  • promo301619672

    Branstad Talks of Raising Minimum Wage, Staff Later Clarifies That he Isn’t Pushing for it

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Governor Terry Branstad left confusion about whether he thinks it is now time to raise the state’s minimum wage for the first time since 2008. “I would prefer that we have a uniform statewide minimum wage, rather than a hodgepodge of county by county, city by city minimum wage that could be, I think, confusing for people,” Branstad said Monday morning. But about two and a half hours later, his staff sent out two messages […]

  • 161019213521-07-vegas-debate-1019-split-exlarge-tease

    Word Watch: We Put Clinton and Trump on the Clock During Their Final Debate

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada–They came, they argued, they left. What happens in Las Vegas is supposed to stay in Las Vegas, according to tourism officials. But on Wednesday night, what Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton said in their third and final presidential debate, can stay with voters until election day on November 8th. The third debate, much like the first two, showed the candidates going back and forth on a number of issues. Channel 13 put the candidates and their words […]

  • rock

    Vandal Targets Trump RV Outside Iowa Headquarters

    URBANDALE, Iowa–Candidates frequently regale tales of wearing scars from campaigns. This time, it’s the campaign vehicle showing the marks. Someone smashed a rock into the Donald Trump’s campaign vehicle that was parked outside the Iowa campaign headquarters in Urbandale on Friday, State Director Eric Branstad confirmed to Channel 13 News Sunday afternoon. The impact smashed the front windshield of the vehicle, as well as the small glass panel above it. A Waterloo mosque also got vandalized Thursday when someone sprayed […]

  • promo300583452

    No Talk of “Deplorables” from Bill Clinton in Iowa, Instead Asks for Civility

    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Former President Bill Clinton declined to rip on supporters of his wife’s opponent in the presidential race during a rally Wednesday afternoon, and he urged several hundred people at the campaign event to rise above the nastiness that has marred the 2016 campaign. “I urge you not to reciprocate the road rage,” Clinton said during the campaign appearance, his first of the current two-day bus tour through the battleground state. “Don’t do that.” “I’m not demeaning the […]

  • promo300492800

    Mike Pence Campaigns in Newton, Discusses Trump Scandal and Clinton

    NEWTON, Iowa – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence spent most of the past few days defending his running mate, Donald Trump, and he did more of that Tuesday in Newton. Pence talked with the crowd about lewd and sexually aggressive comments Trump made eleven years ago. For Pence, this was a speech to acknowledge the scandal and then pivot to the opponent. The scandal has threatened to unravel the campaign and been the final straw for some elected officials […]

  • promo300412184

    Branstad and Ernst Stay Behind Trump, Even As Others Abandon Him

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Too many controversial comments to count and, more recently, an explosive tape leaked to the media 11 years later: They are enough for some Republicans, both in Iowa and beyond, to change their plans for their party’s nominee. Not Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and the state’s first woman elected to Washington, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst. First, what’s changed with Republicans: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will no longer defend Trump and will now instead focus on […]

  • promo299978496

    Bernie Sanders Discusses How Hillary Clinton Can Win His Supporters, Some Backers Not So Sure

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Bernie Sanders, the Socialist-turned-Democratic presidential candidate, returned to Iowa, this time to support his one-time rival, Hillary Clinton. He seemed to acknowledge it’s a tough conversion for some of his die-hards. “Look at the issues that impact you,” Sanders told a crowd of about 250 at Drake University Wednesday morning, “Don’t worry about Trump. Don’t worry about Clinton. Worry about yourself. Worry about your families.” Sanders urged them to think about the issues, not the personalities […]

  • tana

    Iowa’s Tana Goertz Denies Charges Trump Inappropriate Off-Camera

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Tana Goertz became a national name thanks to her appearance on NBC’s hit reality show, “The Apprentice.” She said she never witnessed claims revealed in an Associated Press story Monday that the show’s host, Donald Trump–now the Republican Party’s presidential nominee–made inappropriate remarks about female contestants and crew. The story cites show employees who claimed Trump made comments about women’s breast sizes and whether he would sleep with them. Goertz, who finished as a runner-up on […]

  • cowlescommonsclinton

    Hillary Clinton Makes Personal Plea to Iowans on First Day of Early Voting

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Vote early, vote often. Political operatives have used that joke for years. But Thursday in Des Moines, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, offered her own pitch: vote…now. “Are you ready to go to the polls?” Clinton asked a crowd assembled for her mid-day rally at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines. Iowa is like the  majority of states now. Registered voters don’t have to wait to vote on election day. They can do […]