CBS3 meteorologist Dave Anderson is the longest serving weathercaster in the Northland. A native of Ely, Anderson began his broadcasting career during college as custodian at CBS3 in 1986. In 1987, he also took a technician job at KBJR and spent the next three years putting on the news at Channel 6 and then cleaning the building at Channel 3. One of his first jobs at KBJR was drawing weather maps for meteorologist Jack McKenna. That inspired an interest in the weather that led Dave back to school to earn his own meteorology degree.
While working on the technical crew and assisting the weather department, Dave also served as a commercial production grip, news photographer and one man band reporter. Today, he is CBS3’s main meteorologist on the air Monday to Friday at 6 and 10 pm.
Away from CBS3, Anderson is also an adjunct meteorology instructor for Lake Superior College and Northland College. He is proud that several of his students have gone on to become broadcast meteorologists themselves. KBJR-6’s morning meteorologist Adam Lorch is one of those success stories.
Very community minded, Dave has served on the board of the Marine Museum in Duluth and as a Cub Scout leader for several years. For nearly 20 years now, he has also been a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist and has served as flotilla commander, weather instructor and public affairs officer.
If you have a story idea for Dave, you can reach him at 218-481-6155.