David Ward known as Dave is the president of a local charity, Easter Seals Society, and an American journalist. He has been the anchor of the weekday 6:00 pm newscast on KTRK-TV’s Eyewitness News in Houston, for more than 50 years. He joined KTRK-TV in 1966 as a reporter and photographer and was promoted to his current position as weekday evening anchor in 1968. He is currently the longest-running news anchor in American television, surpassing the late Hal Fishman in 2015. In 2007, Dave was awarded an Emmy for his exceptional work on an ABC-13 Special entitled, “Steve Tyrell: A Houston Standard”. In addition to his television and radio career, he has played an active role in establishing Houston Crime Stoppers, currently serving as President of the local Easter Society, and chairing the Public Affairs Advisory Board of the Houston Business Council. He is also recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for his long tenure at the station. Dave announced that he will leave KTRK by the end of 2016.
Talking about the personal life of Dave, he hasn’t revealed about it as much. There is no information on his parents, childhood, education. The only things about his private life that is found in social media are that Dave is a married man. His wife is Laura Ward, who is also a social worker. Dave and Laura are parents to their three children, Jonathan Ward, Linda Ann Ward-Heatly, and David Henry Ward, Jr.
Early Life and Career
The president of a local charity Dave Ward was born on May 6, 1939, in Dallas, Texas, United States. A Guinness World Recorder holder Ward is of white ethnicity. He was raised in Dallas with his parents.
He attended Tyler Junior College in 1960 and began his career at KGKB radio. After 3-years, Dave Ward started working at WACO-FM as a staff announcer. Later in 1963, he became the first complete-time reporter at KNUZ radio, located in Houston. He was hired immediately at KTRK-TV in 1966.
Dave Ward has made the world surprised by the working of at the same place on the same channel for over 50-years. There is no doubt that Ward is a real talent and compassionate man with full of patience.
He has become an inspiration and a legend for an upcoming generation. Dave is also well-known for newscast startup phrase, “Good evening friends.
Dave Ward married his longtime girlfriend Laura Ward after dating each other for an extended period in 2002. It is a long and a happy journey for the couple and they had been blessed with 4 children; Jonathan Ward, Chris Ward, Linda Ann Ward Heatly, and David Henry Ward, Jr.
The expressive news anchor has the estimated net worth of $1 million. After the hard work and willpower for over the years, he has been able to save his incomes and earnings.
Although his annual salary is not disclosed to any public sites, his earnings at ABC13 is predicted to be around $70,000 - $100,000 annually.