David Marcus is a weekday anchor and reporter for KAKE News. He joined the station in January 2014.
David has worked nearly 20 years in TV news. He began his career in Victoria, Texas in the mid-90s where he won a prestigious Texas Katie Award for Best Spot News story in the state, beating out stations from Dallas and Houston. The story, on a fatal killer bee attack, also received an AP Award.
David has also worked as a sports anchor/host, in cities like Denver, Milwaukee and Dallas. His story on NFL veterans fighting to receive their pensions received a 2007 Midwest Emmy nomination. David flew to Mississippi to cover the first of Brett Favre's many retirements. He reported from and survived the third coldest game in NFL history at Lambeau Field, and would have covered Super Bowl XLII in warmer Arizona had the Packers beaten the Giants in that championship game.
David was born in South Africa but moved to the United States with his family at the age of seven. He studied drama and film at the University of Southern California, but transferred and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania after a failed audition to land the lead role in the Cameron Crowe film, "Say Anything." Following this traumatic event, David also studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Texas.
In his spare time, David enjoys movies, indie films and festivals, fantasy football, music, poker and gaming. He finds the people of Wichita and Kansas to be warm, friendly and looks forward to getting out and hearing their stories.