David Custer Biography

David Luke Custer is a television anchor and reporter who works as a journalist. He presently anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. news on WNEM, a CBS affiliate station in Mid-Michigan, with Meg McLeod.

How old is David Custer? – Age

He was born on 14 October 1980 in Flint, Michigan. He is 42 years as of 2022.

Where did David Custer go to school? – Education

He went to Goodrich High School, the home of the Martians, and the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, where he earned a Communications degree in 2001.

David Custer Wife – Family

He was born in Flint, Michigan, and spent most of his childhood and adolescence in Goodrich. David became an uncle to his wonderful niece Milana in April of 2007, and she taught him the importance of family. Spending time with his family brings him joy.

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What is David Custer’s Salary?

His salary is under review.

David Custer’s Net Worth

His net worth is predicted to be $1.5 million.

David Custer Career

Custer is a well-known journalist who has been nominated for 18 Emmy Awards and has won seven of them. The Great Lakes Bay Region honored him with the Ruby Award in 2018, which recognizes the region’s top professionals under 40. More than 15,000 local viewers of “MyCity Magazine” have voted him the Mid-BEST Michigan News Anchor for the past six years. He was named “Greatest News Anchor” by Great Lakes Bay Magazine in 2019 and 2020. Custer has won multiple accolades from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, most recently being named Best Reporter/Anchor for the year 2020 by both organizations.

Several community organizations have recognized him as a role model and for his efforts to empower others, which he finds the most fulfilling.
He was designated “Champion of Pride” by Great Lakes Pride in 2015.

Custer attended the University of Michigan in Flint and graduated with honors. As an undergraduate, he worked for the university newspaper (M-Times) and was one of the university’s Orientation Leaders, welcoming new students to campus. Custer began his television career as a news anchor in Alpena, Michigan, in 2002. WBKB was the only news station on the “Sunrise Side.” He subsequently moved to Flint to work for a competing station as a reporter and producer. He quickly rose the ladder and was elevated to weekend anchor when the station merged with WNEM-TV5. He was asked to continue and was appointed to morning anchor for WNEM-weekend TV5 till 2007.
Custer crossed the border for a job offer with the NBC affiliate in Toledo, where he was the primary anchor.

In the fall of 2009, Custer left television to work in the food industry. He began filming lifestyle segments for Better-TV, integrating his new job with his passion for television. Custer was encouraged to share his recipes by Wendy Williams, a talk show host, on her show in 2012 in an effort to “Save the Twinkie.”

Custer wants everyone to live their life to the fullest. His true calling is to tell thought-provoking stories that inspire and challenge you to discover your own. He isn’t afraid to go to extremes in order to tell a compelling story.
He’s done things like jump out of a plane, interview presidential candidates, and appeared on CNN LIVE. In 2006, he based an entire show of Dr. Phil on a national story he discovered.

David has received four Emmy Award nominations for his reporting and has been nominated for five more. His work has also received recognition from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, the Telly Awards, and an Associated Press ‘BEST’ Award for a feature he made about his uncle, a retired professional boxer.

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