Thanks for stopping by the site. Here, you’ll meet Dave Kinchen, general assignment reporter for FOX 29 News in Philadelphia. Joining FOX in October of 2011, Kinchen has played a key role in coverage of major stories, from horrifying fights caught on tape in Philadelphia schools, to an epidemic of car tires being slashed in Northeast Philadelphia.
Dave also delivered signature coverage of national stories, from Philly’s version of the Occupy Wall Street movement, to breaking coverage of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and trial to follow months later.
He also reported from the shores of Delaware as Hurricane Sandy made landfall and devastated the East Coast. In addition, he’s provided live on-the-spot reporting for FOX stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and other major American markets. Kinchen’s reporting roots hail back to Michigan, with an extensive background in political reporting including coverage of major presidential campaigns and statewide races.
Some of his biggest interviews include President Barack Obama, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Ford Motor Company President Alan Mulally and UAW President Bob King. He has also interviewed newsmakers like Denise Brown (sister of the late Nicole Brown-Simpson) and rocker Ted Nugent.
Dave has worked for a variety of broadcast media outlets including WEYI-TV, the NBC station in Flint, MI; WNEM-TV5 CBS in Saginaw, MI; and the CBS station WLNS-TV in Lansing, MI. He also worked behind the scenes at WXYZ-TV, Detroit’s ABC affiliate as a staff writer.
Before working in television, Dave worked in government. He coordinated youth outreach efforts for the Michigan Municipal League from 2001 to 2004 and helped build relationships between local government leaders and the young people in their communities.
He also served on a variety of national and state commissions including the National League of Cities Council on Youth, Education and Families (also the board of directors for the NLC Institute for Youth, Education and Families), the Michigan After-School Task Force Initiative and the Ready to Succeed Partnership. This group specialized in early childhood education.
Dave studied Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy along with Journalism at Michigan State University. Go Spartans!