Dave Detling

Dave Detling


Dave Detling joined KTVU Fox 2 as a freelance reporter in April 2023, having relocated to the Bay Area from the east coast. Prior to joining KTVU, Dave had the opportunity to work for various stations and companies across the country. Previous assignments took Dave to Baltimore City, Maryland, where he covered compelling stories, as well as to Memphis, Oklahoma City, and Columbus, Ohio. His career in television news reporting began in his home state of New York.

Originally hailing from the south shore of Long Island, Dave pursued his education at Emerson College in Boston, where he graduated with a degree in journalism. One memorable story he covered involved Linda Cooper, who was trapped under rubble after a devastating tornado struck her Oklahoma community. Fortunately, she was rescued by a utility worker, and following the broadcast of her story, viewers generously donated a hearing aid and other essential items to assist Linda, who is 70 percent deaf.

At KTVU, Dave has had the privilege of covering a range of significant stories and events. Community issue reporting holds particular importance for Dave. Given the significance of public safety, Dave frequently finds himself reporting on crime-related issues. In each story, Dave strives to emphasize the human side, making it relatable to viewers and fostering empathy and understanding.

Living in the Bay Area offers several aspects that Dave genuinely appreciates. "As someone who grew up near the ocean, I find solace in being close to the Pacific and the beautiful beaches of the region. The Bay Area's diverse culinary scene, with its abundant food options, is another aspect that I thoroughly enjoy," remarks Detling.

During his personal time, when not reporting at KTVU, Dave likes to explore new towns, neighborhoods, dive bars, and movie theaters. Dave has a passion for thrift shopping, and almost everything he owns is second-hand. If you happen to know of any excellent thrift stores, garage sales, or bargain deals, feel free to let Dave know!

The latest from Dave Detling

Sen. Scott Wiener touts BART improvements

BART and state leaders say they are working to improve the overall feel of ridership, which means addressing safety, cleanliness and reliability for riders and employees.

Oakland car heist leaves 6 people without vehicles

Oakland police are investigating after six cars were stolen from the Firestone Complete Auto Care store on Broadway. According to victims, the people responsible gained entry to the store by smashing the front window and taking multiple keys.