David De Rurange
It has been a pleasure reporting your hometown news and now it's an honor to be a part of your mornings for First Edition! Along with Jessica and Kyle, I look forward to sharing those stories that cause discussion around the breakfast table and insight to your community.
I hail from Bountiful, Utah. I graduated from Brigham Young University ('09) with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in business management. I reported, produced, and anchored for BYU's award winning Daily News show. My work there received national acclaim from the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts, awarding me second place for sports anchoring.
Just before making the move to Ohio, I finished my internship at KTVX Salt Lake City where I learned multimedia journalism, translating news stories into various mediums other than television including mobile news and webcasts.
My experiences in Boy Scouts and serving a two-year LDS mission have greatly influenced my zeal for life and news reporting.
I also enjoy seeing people try to say my last name, De Rurange. If you need a hint on how to pronounce it just think of it in three parts (Day-Roo-Ronj). Though my last name is French, I'm actually half Chilean.
When I'm not reporting news, I like to spend time with my wife, Julie. I also enjoy playing soccer, ping pong, and Mario Kart.