Dave Schratwieser joined the FOX 29 "Ten O'clock News" in 1994 as an investigative reporter. Like putting the pieces together to solve a puzzle, Dave Schratwieser investigates a story piece by piece until it all fits and makes a clear picture. From organized crime and corruption to the reporting on the courts, Dave Schratwieser asks the hard questions and does the research to tell a most accurate story.
Schratwieser, launched his television career with the New Jersey Network (NJN) as State House correspondent, senior producer and assignment editor. While working with NJN, he broke the story on medical waste being dumped on the Jersey shores. His hard-core investigative journalism continued at WCAU-TV, CBS affiliate, where he worked as the New Jersey correspondent. While at WCAU-TV, he reported from Saudi Arabia on Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and was nominated for three local Emmy Awards for investigative, enterprise and magazine format reporting.
Utilizing his proficient journalism skills and knowledge of government, Schratwieser altered his career direction and worked in government. He served as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and later worked as Press Secretary for Governor Jim Florio. Then again, he served as Director of Communications for Attorney General Deborah Poritz. In 1994 when FOX 29 offered him the opportunity to return to television as an investigative reporter, he decided to return to his broadcasting roots.
Schratwieser has continually received recognition for his outstanding talent. Throughout his journalism career he has been the recipient of numerous awards. Since joining the FOX team in 1994, he has received five Emmy awards for Investigative Reporting, Spot and Feature News.
A Long Island native, Schratwieser began his journalism career in print media after graduating from Rutgers University. His first job lasted five years when he was an investigative reporter and state house correspondent for the News Tribune in Woodbridge, New Jersey. While working at the newspaper, he studied television production which led to his work with NJN.