David Oliver

David Oliver began working at WIBW-TV in 1996 as a reporter. He then moved on to the weekend anchor position, before being named the weeknight 6 pm and 10 pm anchor in September of 1998. . He continued to anchor the evening news until he left Topeka in November of 2000. He then spent three years as the weeknight anchor for a station in Boise, Idaho, where he was part of a news team that received the very first Regional Emmy award for daily news coverage in Idaho. In 2003, the Idaho Press Club honored his work with a first place award for Series reporting. David is currently the main anchor at KOLR-TV in Springfield, Missouri.

The highlight of his time at the station was traveling to Tempe, Arizona, in 1997 to cover K-State fans at the Fiesta Bowl. A more somber memory of his time at WIBW-TV was covering the dog mauling and death of Christopher Wilson in Junction City. David also remembers covering the ouster of former Shawnee County Sheriff Dave Menely, and being able to convince him to appear on set on election night.

David attended the University of Kansas. He and his wife Julie have two children.


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