David Charns joined the 8 News Now I-Team as an investigative reporter in October 2020 from WMTW in Portland, Maine, where he was morning anchor. He is also a fill-in anchor for KLAS.
David has been recognized for his reporting on important issues, including the national drug epidemic and sexual abuse allegations involving two retired police officers. Reporting on those stories earned David four Emmy nominations from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences. David also earned an Emmy nomination from the Pacific Southwest Chapter for his reporting on border issues. David anchored an Emmy-winning newscast and received an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage. The Maine Association of Broadcasters has also recognized David for his investigative reporting.
Prior to his work in Maine, David worked at WPTZ/WNNE in Burlington, Vermont. In college, David interned in the newsrooms of WBZ and WCVB. He later worked at WHDH as a writer.
David was born and raised in New England. He graduated from Boston University, where he studied journalism and American studies. He also earned a Master of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
When not following the news, David likes to catch up on his DVR, tweet, work out and volunteer. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).