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Hello, I'm Dave.

Dave Malkoff as a National Correspondent with the CBS News The CBS Innovation Lab. Based in Atlanta, Malkoff delivers live news and weather coverage as well as in-depth storytelling on topics of national interest.

The CBS Innovation Lab collaborates with journalists across CBS News and Stations, experimenting with next-generation storytelling and testing new products, workflows, and production models.

My Story

Dave is a highly accomplished journalist with over 25 years of experience reporting on some of the biggest global stories and natural disasters of our time. With six Emmy Awards to his name, he is a skilled storyteller who has reported live from some of the world's most dramatic and significant events. He has interviewed world leaders, and traveled to the Arctic several times to cover the impact of melting glaciers on sea level rise in the United States. With his ability to connect with audiences, Dave has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS Mornings & BBC Breakfast covering some of the biggest stories of our time.


Throughout his career, Dave has covered some of the most impactful and newsworthy events of the past decade.

Just a few include extensive coverage of:

  • COVID-19: As the Chief Environmental Correspondent for The Weather Channel, Dave reported on the global pandemic and its effects on the environment, interviewing experts and providing in-depth coverage on the topic.

  • 2020 Presidential Election: Dave reported live from the campaign trail, providing analysis on the key issues and events leading up to the election.

  • Webb Space Telescope: As an expert on space and technology, Dave reported on the launch and deployment of the Webb Space Telescope, providing in-depth coverage on the groundbreaking new telescope and its capabilities. He was one of the only network reporters inside the enormous California lab where the telescope was built.

  • California Wildfires: Dave reported on the devastating wildfires that have ravaged California in recent years, providing on-the-ground live and documentary coverage. He has done in-depth interviews with firefighters, victims, and experts on the causes and effects of the fires.

  • Melting Glaciers in Greenland & Iceland: Dave traveled to the Arctic many times to cover the impact of melting glaciers on sea level rise, providing comprehensive coverage on the topic and interviewing experts in the field.

  • Moore Oklahoma Tornado Disaster: On May 20, 2013, a powerful EF5 tornado struck the city of Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and injuring 212 others. The tornado was part of a larger severe weather outbreak that affected the central United States and caused widespread damage to homes and businesses.

  • Superstorm Sandy: On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, causing widespread flooding and power outages. The storm was responsible for 233 deaths and caused an estimated $65 billion in damages.

  • The Antivenom Revolution: 100,000 people around the world die from snakebite and it does not have to be that way. Dave traveled to Sri Lanka to embed with a team of scientists who have discovered a less-expensive way to produce lifesaving antivenom to save lives in the developing world.

  • Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico: On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 storm, causing widespread damage and destruction. Dave was there for a storm that was responsible for an estimated 2,975 deaths and caused an estimated $90 billion in damages.

  • Alternative Energy: Dave has covered nearly every way to create energy without using fossil fuels. He has covered wind farms in Texas, Solar batteries in Arizona, Mini nuclear reactors in Virginia, Wave Power in Oregon & Geothermal power in Iceland.

  • Megadrought: The Colorado River is a vital source of water for 40 million people in the Western US. Dave has reported on the factors contributing to the drought, its impact on local communities, and efforts to address it, including the Drought Contingency Plan and new technologies for desalination and water recycling. He has interviewed water managers, farmers, and local leaders to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and potential solutions to the crisis.


Before joining The Weather Channel, Dave worked as a television news reporter for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, where he reported and produced for his own nightly featured segment with a focus on technology and human interest. He spent one month covering the War in Iraq for live on KTLA 5 News. This coverage ultimately won a documentary Emmy Award. He also worked as a reporter for KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, where he covered breaking news and in-depth feature stories, including California wildfires and the death of Michael Jackson.


Dave moved to LA from WFOR-TV in Miami, where he covered news in South Florida, the Caribbean, and the Southeast United States. He also worked as a reporter for KRON-TV in San Francisco, KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, and WICD-TV in Champaign, IL. He started his career as an Associate Producer at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio and two stations in Youngstown Ohio where he was born and raised.


In addition to his professional experience, Dave has a passion for the industry that dates back to his childhood. He ran a high school TV station and his own pirate radio station out of his basement in elementary school.

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