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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
  • Insiders 10/14/2018: Secretary Naig Concerned About Young Farmers, Presidential Candidate Delaney Disagrees with Holder and Clinton on Talking to Republicans

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, a Republican, said President Donald Trump’s announcement that would allow year-round sales of the E-15 fuel blend will be good news for Iowa producers but he still has concerns about younger farmers. A very rainy night in Council Bluffs showed how dedicated several thousand supporters of President Trump can be. Maryland Congressman John Delaney, a Democratic presidential candidate, shares what it’s like to go door knocking and encounter someone burned out with […]

  • Insiders 10/21/2018: Congressman King Defends Accusations That He Is A ‘White Nationalist’

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Iowa Fourth District Congressional candidate Steve King, a Republican from Kiron, defended himself from critics who say he is a white nationalist after he endorsed a candidate for mayor of Toronto. King said he has delivered for Iowans by taking part in negotiations with a Taiwanese delegation that increased purchases of American-produced soybeans. King said he is committed to making sure abortions will be banned after doctors can detect a heartbeat. King’s Democratic opponent, J.D. Scholten of Sioux […]

  • Insiders 10/28/2018: State Auditor Claims Opponent Not Qualified, Speaker Ryan Supports Rep. Young, Kamala Harris Campaigns in Iowa

    DES MOINES, Iowa–State Auditor Mary Mosiman, a Republican, doesn’t believe that her Democratic opponent Rob Sand, a former assistant attorney general, is qualified to hold her position. Mosiman is a certified public accountant. Sand is not and says the position doesn’t require that.  Mosiman is the state’s first female auditor. She talks about the surge in female candidates for public office and the increased focus on equal treatment for women in the workplace. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a […]

  • Insiders 11/11/2018: Governor Reveals Details of Stressful Election Night and Criticism for Rep. Steve King

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, an Osceola Republican elected to her first four-year term Tuesday, revealed how stressful it was as she waited for the final vote tally. She also shared her criticism for fellow Republican, 4th District Congressman Steve King of Kiron, who has faced backlash over a series of comments he made about diversity, immigrants and his support of a white nationalist candidate for mayor in Toronto, Canada.  Governor Reynolds responded to Iowans who remain concerned that […]

  • ‘We’re Fired Up and Ready To Go!’, Cindy Axne Part of Historic Group of Iowa Women

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  • Reynolds and Hubbell Reach for Support in Areas of Strength

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Fred Hubbell chose Des Moines. Kim Reynolds opted for Sioux Center in the final campaign rallies on the eve of the election for Iowa’s next governor. Reynolds, a Republican who became governor when Terry Branstad left to become the U.S. Ambassador to China, rallied in northwest Iowa, an area where traditionally Republicans do well. It is part of the Fourth Congressional District where registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats by 70,000 people, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s […]

  • Insiders 11/4/2018: Tuesday’s Election Could Be Especially Close In Several Iowa Races

    DES MOINES, Iowa–The polls are close. The candidates are traveling all over the state as they try to become Iowa’s next governor race and race to the finish Tuesday night. See the latest Des Moines Register Mediacom Iowa Poll here.  Candidates: Republican Kim Reynolds, Democrat Fred Hubbell, Libertarian Jake Porter, Clear Water Party of Iowa Gary Siegwarth. Watch Political Director Dave Price go on the road with Reynolds and Hubbell on their rv’s.  Iowa’s First Congressional District features a Republican incumbent […]

  • What Iowa Candidates for Governor Want You to Know And What They Claim Opponent Gets Wrong About Them

    DES MOINES, Iowa–Two RV’s with two different messages have been traveling Iowa. They don’t hold retirees enjoying the countryside. Instead, they carry the state’s first female governor in one vehicle and a first-time candidate hoping to defeat her in the other. Governor Kim Reynolds, an Osceola Republican, travels in a borrowed 24-foot Winnebago. Fred Hubbell, a Democrat and retired Des Moines businessman, uses a rented 31-foot Ford. Political Director Dave Price rode along with the candidates to explore what they […]

  • On The Road in J.D. Scholten’s RV, Congressman King Defends Himself and Commitment to Life

    AMES, Iowa–Iowa Representative Steve King, an eight-term incumbent Republican from Kiron, has lost campaign donors this week because of criticism of his association with white nationalists and Nazi sympathizers. The criticism is some of the strongest King has faced since entering Congress, although Governor Kim Reynolds has kept him on as a campaign co-chairman.  History shows that King is likely still the favorite to win re-election despite the money, attention and national following his Democratic challenger, a Sioux City former […]

  • Democrats Hope Wave Sweeps Through Iowa’s Third District

    DES MOINES, Iowa–A few dozen volunteers showed up for a mid-afternoon gathering at Cindy Axne’s office in Des Moines Monday. Axne, a West Des Moines businesswoman, is the Democrats’ nominee in Iowa’s Third Congressional District. If Democrats hope to reclaim the majority in the U.S. House, they likely need to win a seat like this one. “We need to make sure we’re doing everything we can using every minute we have available,” Axne told the supporters gathered around her. The […]

  • House Speaker Ryan Explains President’s Tax Cut Promise, Praises Iowa Congressman and Rips Democratic Challenger All In 23 Seconds

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa–Tuesday marked two weeks until election day. President Trump gave voters something else to ponder: another round of tax cuts. In West Des Moines, House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, tried to explain what the president was promising. Ryan also praised Representative David Young, a Van Meter Republican seeking his third term in the Third District, and he criticized Young’s Democratic opponent Cindy Axne, a West Des Moines business owner. Ryan managed all three in this […]

  • In Iowa, Possible Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Has Message For Fellow Democrats

    ANKENY, Iowa–California Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat, walked into the DMACC Ankeny campus auditorium Monday afternoon to a standing ovation from a crowd of 250. Harris, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, told the crowd that despite low national unemployment and a strong stock market, too many people aren’t benefiting from the economy that Republicans trumpet. “The economy is not working for everybody,” Harris said. She added, “We need to have a better vision for this country, in particular, reform this […]