Dave Detling is a reporter who has worked for various news stations throughout the US. Currently, he’s employed at KOCO 5 in Oklahoma City, OK after previously working at KTVA 11 News Anchorage, Alaska and WMAR Baltimore MD where his question that some believed to be racist during an August 2 press conference with Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott was challenged.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood education is a field that supports and nurtures children up to age five in their growth and development. It encompasses various activities designed to make them more ready for kindergarten or school.
Early development is essential for a child’s future success. Research has demonstrated that the experiences and interactions children have during these formative years have an ongoing impact on their brains, making them more likely to achieve in later life.
Early childhood educators strive to ensure that children have the chance to grow and develop in a secure, healthy and supportive environment. This fosters strong bonds between them and their caregivers, setting them up for successful educational and life outcomes in the future.
Dave is a self-described “gypsy at heart,” with his latest stop being KOCO 5 in Oklahoma City. Before that he was an anchor at KTVA 11 in Anchorage. Since May 2014 he has been part of the KOCO family; joining a station renowned for news reporting and an exceptional newsroom. With his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Emerson College (Boston), Master of Media Studies from Syracuse University (New York), and Journalist of the Year award from KTVA 11 where he served as reporter and producer, Dave enjoys telling good stories with quirky flair and oddball details alike.
Dave Detling was a lifelong resident of Ansonia, OH and loved to make everyone around him laugh. He enjoyed camping and hunting and was an avid Ohio State fan; Abby his golden retriever also joined him for fun! In his free moments he enjoyed reading books or tending to his garden while watching football games (especially the NFL). Additionally, he has two children and daughter-in-law that adore him immensely.
Dave Detling was a reporter for WMAR in Baltimore, MD until an August 2 press conference where he asked Mayor Brandon Scott a question that some considered racist. Scott immediately called out Detling and removed him from the station; however, his bio remains on their website.
Dave detling is a reporter currently employed at WMAR-2 News in Washington DC, having joined the station in February 2020.
He is a captivating journalist, captivating audiences with creative writing and captivating live shots. Additionally, his portfolio includes community issue reporting, investigations, and feature journalism.
He has extensive experience covering severe weather events and coverage, such as blizzards, hurricanes, flash flooding, and heatwaves. On “Only On 5,” he often scores exclusive interviews, maintains sources, and uses social media applications to engage viewers.