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Dave LewAllen

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Dave LewAllen is the weekday evening anchor for the Action News team.

Dave serves as the anchor of 7 Action News at 6, 7 and 11 on WXYZ-TV and 10 p.m. anchor on TV20 Detroit.

LewAllen joined Channel 7 in 1988 as a sports reporter. He made the permanent switch to news in 2004 after serving as weekend sports anchor for years.

In 2012, Dave was honored to become a Silver Circle recipient from NATAS Michigan for his service and achievements over 25 years in the broadcast industry. He is a 4-time EMMY winner, most recently for WXYZ-TV's live coverage of the "Detroit Firestorm" of 2010.

Prior to joining WXYZ-TV, Dave worked for WJBK-TV in Southfield and WJIM-TV (now WLNS-TV) in Lansing. He also had experience in radio, covering sports for WJR-AM and CKLW-AM in Detroit. Dave was also the radio play-by-play voice of University of Detroit basketball for several seasons.

Dave won a 2007 Emmy for “Best Weekend Newscast,” an award he shared with co-anchor Glenda Lewis and producer Tim Kochenderfer. Among his other awards, Dave won Emmy’s for “Breaking News” for Channel 7’s live continuing coverage of fires in Highland Park, and for the series, “March Madness,” an inside look at the Michigan state high school basketball tournament.

Dave conceived and hosted “Golf Michigan,” which aired on WXYZ for four years. The series celebrated the golf industry in the state of Michigan. Dave has also hosted numerous news and sports specials on WXYZ, including the Woodward Dream Cruise, Light Up the Season, as well as the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade.

During his career, Dave has covered three Super Bowls, the World Series, NHL, and NBA Finals, as well as major golf championships, including the Masters, U.S. Open and Ryder Cup matches.

Dave is a member of the Board of Directors for Rainbow Connection, which provides wishes for Michigan children with life-threatening illnesses. He served a two-year term as President of the Board of the non-profit. He is also a past president of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. Dave also served as chairperson of a charity golf outing for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan for over a decade. He also contributes his time on behalf of numerous Detroit area charities including Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Cass Community Social Services Community and St. Patrick Senior Center in Detroit.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant. He played football for the Chippewas as a walk-on during his freshman year before concentrating on academics and working toward his ultimate career objectives.

His hobbies include golf, which he acknowledges he plays poorly, but still enjoys. Other interests include reading, politics, fishing, and baseball card collecting.

Dave and his wife, Sandra, reside in Oakland County. They have two children.

If you have any stories or questions for Dave email him at dlewallen@wxyz.com.

Are you on Twitter? Follow Dave @tvnewzguy

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