Dave Kinchen joined the FOX 29 News team as a general assignment reporter in October, 2011.
Prior to moving to Philadelphia, he worked for nearly four years at the NBC affiliate in Flint, Michigan. He was the market's leading political reporter while also covering general assignment stories and serving as one of the station’s weather forecasters. He anchored weekend newscasts as well.
Some of his favorite assignments include interviewing then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Ford Motor Company President Alan Mulally, and even playing guitar with legendary rocker Ted Nugent.
Dave's previous work in broadcasting includes reporting for two years at WNEM-TV in Saginaw, MI, and WLNS-TV in Lansing, MI. He began his career as a production assistant and staff writer for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, in between college semesters.
Dave also has experience related to public policy, working with organizations like the National League of Cities and the Michigan Municipal League.
Dave studied Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy along with journalism at Michigan State University. A history buff, Dave came to Philadelphia with a rich fascination of the pivotal role the city played in the birth of the United States, from the Second Continental Congress, which resulted in the Declaration of Independence, to the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
When not looking for the latest breaking story in the Delaware Valley, he's usually playing guitar and writing music. If not, you'll find him listening to some form of classic rock and blues.
One man is dead and another is in critical condition following a fire at a Southwest Philadelphia apartment building Sunday morning, fire officials say.
Eyes are on the shore Saturday morning as high tides and strong winds have been causing flooding in the area.
A Tioga-Nicetown community is still shaken nearly two months after they were caught in the crossfire between a lone gunman and police that resulted in a seven hour standoff that sent six officers to the hospital.
Police say two suspects wanted in a Wawa robbery spree in Delaware County have been arrested while one suspect remains at large.
Trenton Water Works announced Friday that residents in Trenton and surrounding townships should boil water before consuming.
Pennsylvania State Police say an 11-month-old boy required three doses of Narcan after he ingested his parent's heroin and fentanyl while they were passed out from taking the drug themselves.
Multiple confirmed cases of the mumps have been confirmed at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.
A Montgomery County town was recently named one of the best places to live in the entire country by a respected financial publication.
The family of a slain Temple University student has filed a lawsuit against a North Philadelphia bar for overserving the victim and her killer which they believe contributed to the murder.
A New Jersey teacher is accused of exposing himself while working as a lifeguard over the summer.