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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 expert and anchors Channel 13 News on weekend evenings.

Dave Price grew up in southern Illinois in the town of Belleville. A graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Dave worked at the public radio station in Edwardsville for several years. He then continued his career in radio at KMOX Radio, the dominant powerhouse in St. Louis.

Price recalls, "Having listened to that station all my life, it was a great experience to work with the people I had admired for so many years."

After his experience in radio, Dave completed his Master's Degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1996. He then worked at KOMU-TV in Columbia for three years as a morning anchor and assignment manager. Dave then moved to Montgomery, Alabama to work as an anchor/reporter and help launch a startup station, WNCF-TV.

Throughout his career Dave has received an Emmy for a documentary called "Choices", where he talked to people about the bad choices they've made throughout their lives that landed them in jail or worse. He has also won awards from The Society of Professional Journalists and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

Dave says he's excited to live back in the Midwest, closer to his family and closer to the St. Louis Cardinals!

You can e-mail Dave at Dave.Price@whotv.com and check out his blog, Price of Politics.

Recent Articles
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    Many Iowans want tough punishment for those three teens accused of threatening to blow up Southeast Polk High School. Channel 13’s Dave Price reads some of the viewer responses on how school officials balance disciplinary requirements against educational needs.   For part 3, click here.

  • THE INSIDERS: Nov. 30th Edition – Abdul Samad & McGee

    The panel for this week’s edition of The Insiders are: - Isaiah McGee, a Republican, former Waukee City Councilman and Iowa Department of Education consultant and current Des Moines School District Equity Coordinator. - Ako Abdul-Samad, the Democratic State Representative, civil rights activist and former Des Moines school board member. The panel joins Channel 13’s Dave Price as they tackle two emotional and complicated issues: the aftermath of Ferguson, along with how officials in Southeast Polk will balance punishing the […]

  • Johnston’s Triple Threat to Criminals, Teens Get Award

    JOHNSTON, Iowa–Three siblings deserve special merit for their quick-thinking, according to Johnston city, education and law enforcement officials Tuesday. “The quality of the information they provided was spot on,” said Police Chief Neil Vaughn. Tuesday afternoon, the city honored the three siblings for reporting what they thought was an abduction before school on October 31st. Abbie, Chase and Dylan McLaren, 12, are sixth-graders at Summit Middle School. The reported abduction turned out to be a misunderstanding. A young man and […]

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  • THE INSIDERS Nov. 23rd Edition: Dr. Ben Carson Part 1

    Dr. Ben Carson made a name for  himself as a neurosurgeon by separating conjoined twins, and now he is a best-selling author. He is also one of the many Republicans considering a run at the presidency. Channel 13’s Dave Price wants to know if he’s serious about a run, or just serious about his book sales. For Part 2 click here.

  • THE INSIDERS Nov. 23rd Edition: Dr. Ben Carson Part 2

    Dr. Ben Carson and Channel 13’s Dave Price discuss race relations, specifically the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, and whether President Barack Obama has helped improved them during his time at the White House. For Part 3 click here.

  • THE INSIDERS Nov. 23rd Edition: Christian Ucles Part 3

    Channel 13’s Dave Price sits down with Christian Ucles, a former Iowa legislative staffer and Regional Political Director for the Texas Democratic Party. Ucles was in the room when Bruce Braley made comments that would later go viral and ultimately damage his chances in a hotly contested senate race. For Part 4 click here.    

  • THE INSIDERS Nov. 23rd Edition: Christian Ucles Part 4

    Channel 13’s Dave Price talks with Christian Ucles about the president’s actions regarding immigration reform. Ucles offers his perspective as an immigrant on the changes that are about to take place and what he thinks should happen. For the Quick 6 and Predictions click here.

  • THE INSIDERS Nov. 23rd Edition: Quick 6

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