Dave Elias began his broadcasting career at WSTV/WRKY Radio. While serving in many capacities, Dave primarily served as Associate News Director and anchored the afternoon news. He also hosted his own radio talk show "The Voice of the Valley" which ran for two years on 1340 WSTV from 3 to 6pm in the Steubenville-Wheeling Radio Market.
During the 1990s Dave also anchored radio news on WOMP AM&FM in Bellaire Ohio. While covering numerous stories in Washington, D.C., Dave was also an Ohio Field Reporter for KQV Radio in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2000 Dave made the jump from RADIO to TV. He began at WTRF TV as an assignment editor and then in 2001 moved in front of the camera and became a field reporter.
In 2002 New York City was in the midst of healing the 9-11 attack. Dave traveled to New York for a two-part series special on how the Ohio Valley was supplying the steel needed to re-build at the site of the world trade center. Dave reported from a roof top that CBS had reserved for Dan Rather and other CBS affiliates.
In 2002 until 2004 Dave was one of the main anchors at WTRF TV. He co-anchored the 5pm and 11pm newscasts.
In 2004 Dave left the anchor desk to pursue his true passion of reporting. Dave became a bureau chief for WTRF's Steubenville Ohio Bureau.
In 2005 Dave was appointed to the West Virginia Media I-Team. He joined a team of five reporters assigned to investigating stories and exposing alleged corruption in the mountain state.
In 2009 Dave would gain national recognition for his reporting by uncovering details that lead to two Ohio Police Chiefs being arrested for plotting a break in at the home of the surrogate mother for famed actress Sarah Jessica Parker. National News
Agencies relied on Dave's reporting throughout the later trial.
During his tenure Dave has interviewed President Barrack Obama during a visit to Ohio. He has interviewed many celebrities and U.S. Political figures. Dave's aggressive style of reporting has taken him to Washington, D.C. to interview political figures and cover numerous steel rallies. Pittsburgh was home of the global G-20 summit that Dave covered live for WTRF. New York, Columbus and Cleveland Ohio are just some of the other cities where Dave has covered major stories.
His dream as a child was to someday be a radio and TV reporter. He pursued that track through high school and at the college level while majoring in broadcast telecommunications at Salem University.
"Telling the story first is my goal, but telling it accurately is my most important objective." --- Dave Elias TV&Radio Reporter