Thank you for stopping by the site. Here, you’ll meet Dave Kinchen, Emmy-nominated reporter for FOX 29 News in Philadelphia. Kinchen has covered numerous national stories such as Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States. He was the first Philly TV reporter on the ground during the Baltimore Riots, and played a key role covering the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, delivering live reports to international media.
Dave also delivered signature coverage of Hurricane Sandy before, during and after the storm, as well as the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and trial.
Dave Kinchen is often seen on national television news programs and has provided live on-the-spot reporting for FOX stations in New York, 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!