I remember when i first met Dave McCann. He was just a high school kid who’d come into the newsroom and file high school sports stories. He was 15 or 16 at the time. This was a long time before he got into broadcasting and became an TV anchor in Las Vegas.
Now comes his latest venture. He’ll replace Bruce Lindsay as a news anchor and reporter at KSL-TV and will keep his sports job with BYUtv where he’s enjoyed an audience in the millions.
Dave is a good guy. He’s genuine, he has a passion for his work and it shows. He’s the kind of guy you trust with the news. Just has that kind of face.
Weeks before this new gig was announced on Monday, McCann confided in me about the changes he was about to make, a transition he hoped would bring him back to Utah and near his family. He grew up in Orem.
I did a profile on Dave back the first week of January to give folks a glimpse into his life and the tremendous travel and work schedule he has undertaken in journalism this past year. It made me tired just hearing about his schedule.
A few weeks back, I called him about 7 p.m. Utah time, which would have been 6 p.m. in Las Vegas to talk sports. I had no idea I’d woken him up.
“I got a 2:30 a.m., wake up call,” he said.
Welcome back home, Dave. KSL is lucky to have you and your talents.