Dave LewAllen Fulfills Career Goals in Detroit Television
Dave LewAllen, '79 Journalism and BCA alum is the evening news anchor at WXYZ-TV, the ABC affiliate in Detroit. He has spent the last 31 years at the station, filling a variety of roles after joining the station as a sports reporter in 1988.
Dave has covered major news figures and stories as well as many of the nation's top sporting events: three Super Bowls, the World Series, multiple NHL and NBA Finals, plus major golf championships, including the Masters, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup matches.
His work has been recognized with four local EMMY awards during a broadcasting career that began in radio at WJR-AM. NATAS Michigan honored Dave with the Silver Circle in 2012 for his service and achievements over 25 years in the broadcast industry.
While at CMU, Dave was part of the inaugural News Central 34 broadcast teams, anchoring news and sports. He served as President of the CMU chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, the scholastic honor society recognizing academic achievement in the field of electronic media. With support and guidance from Dr. Joe Misiewicz, BCA chair, he also conceived the Great Lakes Radio Conference. The regional conference attracted broadcast professionals from across the state to campus to discuss the industry, trends and offer advice to students preparing for careers in broadcasting. It continued for years at CMU before the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) took over organization of the event.
Dave and his wife, Sandra, reside in Rochester Hills. Their son, Nicholas, a graduate of Oakland University, works in IT security at General Motors Corporation in Warren. The couple's daughter, Sarah, is a Graduate Research Assistant at Michigan Technological University, where she is pursuing an accelerated MS in Biological Sciences.