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David McAlpine

Class of 2012, Bachelor's

David is a newscast producer for 6abc Action News, the ABC O&O in Philadelphia.

He moves to the Delaware Valley after working for KIRO-TV in Seattle, where he produced Seattle's top-rated 5 a.m. newscast. David also produced special coverage for Seafair, Seattle's summer celebration, the Seahawks' first successful Super Bowl run in 2013, and contributed heavily to the station's social media efforts.

Before working in Seatte, David wrote and produced for the KTLA Morning News, Los Angeles' highest-rated morning news program. While at KTLA, David also worked as an entertainment producer, covering press junkets and red carpet events.

David graudated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism and a bachelor's in Neuroscience.

David was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and loves rooting for his home team, the Chicago Cubs. He is also an avid runner and enjoys training for marathons as well as practicing yoga.

E-mail David, follow him on Twitter (@DavidMcAlpine) or find him on LinkedIn.


What were your duties at ATVN? :

Infamous two-days a week Executive Producer, Producer, News Anchor, Reporter, Web Producer, Multimedia Journalist (and W/S/E!), Graphics, Audio, Assignment Desk

What is your advice to aspiring journalists?:

Intern, intern, intern! The best way to figure out what you want to do and how to do it is to get yourself into a real newsroom and talk to people. See how they did it, then start carving your own path.

What should graduates keep in mind when negotiating their first job?:

You can't get what you don't ask for! Companies know that you're walking into your first job, so they will try to shortsell you. Even if they are, politeness and a well-finessed speech can go a long way -- even if you're asking for a lot. You'll kick yourself later for not trying, rather than always knowing the answer was no.

Suspect ID'd in Armed Robbery Attempt

April 18, 2012

The shooting occurred around 12:40 AM Wednesday, and involved a DPS officer.

Healthcare Arguments Take to Supreme Court [UPDATE]

March 26, 2012

The Supreme Court's conservative justices question whether or not Obama's healthcare reform oversteps boundaries.

USC Alumni in New York Discuss the City's Atmosphere on 9/11

September 11, 2011

While images of the ceremony at Ground Zero were broadcast around the nation, two Annenberg alumni discuss their experience in...

University Leaders, Community Gather To Remember 9/11

September 11, 2011

More than 1,000 USC students came together to mourn and reflect on the attacks ten years ago.

USC Students Recount the Shooting at 37th Place

September 4, 2011

One student at the party talks about the chaos after shots were fired.

East Coast Quake: One ATVN Producer's Live Account

August 24, 2011

A 5.8 earthquake centered near Richmond, Viriginia left the East Coast shaking.

Own It!

April 29, 2011

When you go ahead and own it, not only can you walk away feeling like you accomplished something big,...

Make-A-Wish Foundation makes local girl's dream come true

April 26, 2011

She's going to SeaWorld!

Reflecting on the semester

April 19, 2011

Flexibility is the key.

A video is worth a thousand words

April 13, 2011

Matching up is hard to do.

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