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Dave LewAllen

Location: Southfield, MI US


Dave LewAllen served as weekend sports anchor of the top-rated "Sports Update" program for 11 years before being named co-anchor. He joined Channel 7 in 1988. In addition to anchoring, Dave regularly reports on the top news stories of the day for Action News. Prior to joining WXYZ-TV, Dave worked for WJBK-TV in Southfield and WJIM-TV(now WLNS-TV) in Lansing. He also had experience in radio, covering sports for WJR-AM and CKLW-AM in Detroit. Dave was also the play-by-play voice of University of Detroit basketball for several seasons. Dave won a 2007 Emmy for "Best Weekend Newscast," an award he shared with co-anchor Glenda Lewis and producer Tim Kochenderfer. Among his other awards, Dave won Emmy's for "Breaking News" for Channel 7's live continuing coverage of fires in Highland Park, and for the series "March Madness," an inside look at the Michigan state high school basketball tournament. Dave conceived and hosted "Golf Michigan" on WXYZ for four years. The series celebrated the golf industry in the state of Michigan. Dave has also hosted numerous news and sports specials on WXYZ, including the Rochester Christmas Parade, which airs live each December. He also co-hosted Channel 7's live special broadcast of the re-opening of the Detroit Institute of Arts in November 2007. During his career, Dave has covered three Super Bowls, The World Series, NHL and NBA Finals, as well as major golf championships, including the Masters, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup matches. Dave is a past president of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. He currently serves as chairperson of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan golf outing, and also contributes his time on behalf of numerous Detroit area charities including Catholic Social Services of Wayne County, St. Patrick Senior Center, and The Detroit Institute for Children. Dave holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.


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