David is a Senior Partner at Searchlight’s Toronto office. He is a Gemini award-winning former television producer and has taught journalism at Ryerson University.
Originally from Montreal, David earned a Master's Degree in Journalism in 1974 at Columbia University in New York before moving onto a 33-year career at the CBC in Toronto. He has been in charge of major news and current affairs programs including the CBC National News and the fifth estate. He helped organize Newsworld, the CBC's all-news channel now known as CBC News Network. He was also responsible for CBC's business journalism. And for five years he managed Newsworld International, the CBC's former satellite news service beamed into the United States.
During his CBC career, David was also instrumental in recruiting and mentoring numerous young reporters, anchors, editors and producers. He brings his recruitment skills as well as his considerable industry contacts and insider knowledge to Searchlight's operations.