After 6 years at News 12 New Jersey's sister station in the Hudson Valley, Dave Curren is excited to be back home in the Garden State.
After numerous years behind the camera giving forecasts to various companies around the country, Dave's first TV opportunity presented itself at News 12 Westchester. "It was a great learning experience doing the early shift." (4 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
"When I learned that News 12 New Jersey was looking for an evening meteorologist, two thoughts immediately went through my head. 1) I'm much closer to home and 2) I don't have to wake-up at 2am anymore. You never get used to those hours."
Dave was born and raised in the Garden State. He went to Cranford high school and says "I just couldn't see spending the rest of my life doing work I wasn't passionate about" and says his love of surfing steered him onto his career path. "In order to get waves you need wind, so I said WEATHER! I'm going to be a meteorologist!"
Dave received a degree in meteorology from Kean University and has been loving his decision ever since. His on air work has earned him the American Meteorological Society's Television Seal of Approval.
"Mr. Dave", as kids refer to him, loves going to classrooms to pass along his passion of the weather to younger kids and he has emceed various charity fund raisers.
"I married my high school sweetheart and on any given day when I'm not at work my wife and I are usually chasing our 3 beautiful children around somewhere."