David Horak

David Horak

David Horak comes to 59News from Michigan, where he grew up near the capital city of Lansing. It was Vin Scully’s storytelling, Jim Nantz’s showmanship, Brent Musburger’s down-to-earth persona, Gus Johnson’s energy, and Ernie Harwell’s genuine love for the game that inspired him to chase a career in broadcasting. The pursuit paid off for David when he started attending Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN).

From the moment he stepped foot on campus as a freshman, he was thoroughly involved with the on-campus, student-run radio (WVUR-FM) & television stations (VUTV) while playing three seasons for the Valparaiso football team as an offensive & defensive lineman.

On the radio airwaves at WVUR-FM, David provided play-by-play, color commentary, sideline reports and studio scoreboard updates for Valparaiso basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and volleyball games. As for the television screen at VUTV, he anchored the weekly newscast, co-starred in a sports talk show, and overlooked station productions.

David also spent summer 2016 at WLNS-TV (Lansing, MI) as a sports intern, where he covered amateur golf tournaments, local high schools, and high-profile Michigan-based teams. The following May, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media with a focus in Sports Broadcasting.

When not clocked in at 59News, David enjoys weightlifting, swimming, biking, fishing, and travelling down memory lane on his PlayStation & Nintendo 64. He also considers himself a music man who sings, plays the piano, and discovers music new and old of all genres.

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