For 30-years David has prided himself on producing the kind of compelling television news stories that viewers can relate to. And he's had the fortune of traveling the world to find them.
Whether it was live coverage of Operation Desert Storm from the Middle East, the Midwest farm crisis of the 1980s, chasing drug smugglers with the US Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico, or extended coverage of more than a dozen hurricanes from "Andrew" to "Katrina", David has the right background to bring viewers context and perspective from the anchor desk.
David studied Architectural Engineering at Kansas State University. However, as he was preparing to enter the senior year of his major, he realized it was telling the stories of people and their life experiences that truly fed his soul.
David spent the last year of his education completing his Broadcast Journalism degree and immediately began his television career in a very small community in western Kansas.
"I am thankful for that kind of start," David says. "You do it all in a newsroom that small and it teaches you to appreciate every task that eventually brings viewers a complete newscast."
David's decision to come to the Grand Strand was as much a decision to come home. He is the third generation of Klughs to live in the Palmetto State.
When he's not pursuing another on-air investigation at WMBF, David spends time with his wife of 25 years and their daughter, now a sophomore at Gonzaga University.
David is an avid swimmer and tennis player. His hobbies include carpentry and cooking.
"There are few things than bring me more joy that cooking and baking for family and friends," David admits. "It's how I show people how much I appreciate them."