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Dave Courvoisier

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Dave Courvoisier anchors the 5 p.m. 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. news. He grew up on an honest-to-goodness Midwestern farm-- the son of a 1st-generation German mother and a Swiss-immigrant father.  He attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana on a full-ride scholarship, graduated with a BS in education, and completed graduate work towards his MS as a graduate research assistant at Uof I.

Dave began his broadcast career at KCCC radio in Carlsbad, NM, then moved on to KEXO top-40 radio in Grand Junction, CO before he started his television career in Grand Jct. at KJCT.  Dave then worked at TV stations in West Lafayette, IN , Cape Girardeau, MO , and Greensboro, NC before coming to Las Vegas for his "first tour of duty" in 1985.

Dave had a successful stint for 13 years as the main anchor at another network-affiliated station in the Las Vegas market. During that time he distinguished himself with reports on issues relating to the plight of disadvantaged children, winning numerous local and national awards.

Dave left the Las Vegas market for five years in 1998 to attend to issues of aging parents.  While there, he helped establish a new chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and continued his Wed's Child reports at a CBS affiliate in the Midwest.

In 2003 Dave returned to Las Vegas to become part of the prestigious news team at KLAS Eyewitness News.

Although dedicated to his work and the community where he lives, Dave considers his chief job to be that of father to his 3 daughters, ages 23, 21, and 18  Dave's wife is a Registered Nurse, and specializes in hospice care.  They've been married almost 30 years…and are enjoying "empty nest".

Dave is an avid racquetball player, bicycler, and enjoys tinkering with computers, social networking, blogging, reading, and web-authoring.  He's a member of the Desert Spring United Methodist Church, and the World-Voices Organization.

"I'm lucky to be at one of the truly great TV newsrooms in the country, at one of the most dynamic cities in the nation," says Dave.  "I'll be at KLAS as long as they'll have me!"


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