Dave Schratwieser joined the FOX 29 News team in 1994 as an investigative reporter.
Dave 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. Like putting the pieces together to solve a puzzle, Dave 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, he asks the hard questions and does the research to tell a most accurate story.
Utilizing his proficient journalism skills and knowledge of government, Dave 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. He also served as Director of Communications for Attorney General Deborah Poritz.
A Long Island native, Dave 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.
Dave has continually received recognition for his outstanding talent. Throughout his journalism career he received numerous awards. Since joining the FOX team he's received five Emmy awards for Investigative Reporting, Spot and Feature News.
Dave lives in Philadelphia with his wife Lynn. His son Tyler graduated from Temple University, and his son Dan graduated from St. Joseph's University.
City council members want the mayor to declare a state of emergency on gun violence in Philly. However, a spokesperson for the mayor rejected that. The spokesperson says the mayor is addressing it as a public health crisis, implementing proven gun violence reduction programs, and getting illegal guns off the streets.
Two men, including an 18-year-old, are in the hospital after police say they were firing semiautomatic weapons in West Mount Airy, prompting at least one responding officer to discharge his firearm.
New details on the evidence trail police are trying to link to accused killer 39-year-old Keith Gibson. His .357 revolver could hold some answers in at least six murder cases in two states.
Philadelphia police have taken a suspect into custody in the shooting death of a Dunkin Donuts store manager early Saturday morning. He is also a suspect in a similar incident last month in Delaware, according to sources.
Police say Christine Lugo, 41, was fatally shot during a robbery attempt inside a Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts Saturday morning despite complying with the suspect's demands.
A neighborhood is shaken after a 22-year-old male was shot multiple times and killed and a 27-year-old innocent bystander was wounded on Chelten Avenue.
Surveillance cameras captured a deadly double shooting in Queen Village Monday night that police say left a 38-year-old man dead, and a 25-year-old woman in critical condition.
Philadelphia police are looking for a man accused of following multiple women home and in some cases sexually assaulting them.
A New Castle County neighborhood is in mourning after a young woman was found shot and killed while working at a cellphone store on Kirkwood Highway.
Philadelphia police say a man was shot nearly a dozen times Wednesday afternoon when gunfire erupted in Kingsessing and injured three other young people, including a 19-year-old.