Get To Know Team 3: Dave Summers
WKYC General Assignment Reporter Dave Summers steps into our "Get to Know Team 3" Spotlight this time around.
Dave sat down with us in the Channel 3 Newsroom recently to answer a few questions the Director's Cut Blog had about Dave's past and interesting things you might not know about him.
Question: What stations have your worked for during your career?
Dave: I have been around the Buckeye State. My career stops have included WCMH-TV in Columbus, WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, WJW-TV in Cleveland and most recently here at WKYC-TV.
Question: Which do you like better - being an investigative reporter or general assignment reporter?
Dave: I like each position equally. There are great rewards doing both. It's great to be in on the daily fast pace, but also in taking more time with a story and peeling the layers that makes it an interesting challenge.
Question: What are some of the questions fans ask you when you meet them on the street?
Dave: They often ask what Romona [Robinson] is like! They also ask me if my work ever puts me in danger when I am out reporting in the field. Other questions include "What my favorite story is?" and "Do I do my own writing?" And yes, I do my own writing.
Question: Tell us the funniest that's happened to you while you were on-the-air "live."
Dave: Years ago, I used to smoke. While in Columbus, the anchor caught me off guard while walking around in the newsroom with a live camera. He couldn't resist informing the public I was outside smoking earlier. Thanks Doug, my mom was watching that show!
Question: We have to ask what is your favorite brand of car?
Dave: I have a Ford F-150 pickup truck that I love dearly. My other favorite would have to be a convertible Porsche - Boxster or 911.
Question: If we are out dining on a Saturday night, which Cleveland area restaurant(s) would we most likely run into you at?
Dave: I suspect you could catch me at Blue Canyon in Twinsburg. But, I also love Johnny's Downtown and Crop Bistro. My all time favorite "special occasion" restaurant is Mario's in Aurora. The place is most charming at Christmas.
Question: Where can you find the best suits at the best prices that you wear on the air?
Dave: Good question. I suspect it would be Peter's in Chagrin Falls. The place is a wonderful, family owned shop. They sell only the best and you get personal attention by their staff.
Question: You went to Ohio State in college...are you still an OSU fan?
Dave: Oh yes, I am still a fan - although not like I was in college. No more season tickets or buckets at Black Forest Inn or Papa Joe's (if they still even exist).
Question: What was on your Thanksgiving table this year?
Dave: I would have to say the folded hands of a grateful man. I have been blessed and lucky in my life and career. I truly have much to be thankful for.
You can reach Dave Summers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org