David Johnson is the co-anchor for Channel 11 News at 5 and 6 p.m. with Peggy Finnegan, and co-anchor for Channel 11 News at 11 p.m. and Channel 11 news on Fox 53 at 10 p.m. with Darieth Chisolm.
In addition, David anchors the News on PCNC at 7 p.m., which replays several times during the night and early morning. David and Peggy are the currently the longest running anchor team in Pittsburgh and one of the longest running in the nation, having begun their partnership in early 1990.
David has worked at WPXI since January, 1985, when he came to Pittsburgh from Atlanta. He anchored the noon news and filed reports for the 6 p.m. news. He was promoted to the evening news in 1989.
He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and grew up near Daytona Beach. While earning a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting at the University of Florida, David began his career in television. He worked on the air in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Chattanooga, Orlando and Atlanta. It was in Atlanta at WSB-TV that David met his wife, Nancy, who can be seen on WQED during pledge breaks and cooking shows. The couple has two sons, Michael and Eric.
David has won an Emmy Award for his work at WPXI, as well as a number of Pittsburgh Press Club Golden Quills and other regional and local honors. David has also anchored several newscasts and specials which have been named best in the state.
He has covered numerous major national stories, including the Democratic National Convention in 1988, Space Shuttle launches, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake, the Oklahoma City Bombing and 9/11, among others. But he considers the Quecreek Mine Rescue his favorite, because he covered it from almost start to finish, and it ended with all 9 miners alive.
David volunteers every week at the National Council of Jewish Women's Children's Waiting room at the family court building, baby-sitting the children of litigants and jurors. He also reads to school children throughout the Pittsburgh area. In addition, David has a long history of volunteer work with the St. Barnabas Health System and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
David and Nancy are proud to call the great city of Pittsburgh their home and proud their two sons are native Pittsburghers.