David Lyden is an award winning reporter and anchor who joined Northern Michigan’s News Leader as an intern in May of 2014. He stayed on as an intern until May 2015 when he joined the station full time following his graduation from Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and a minor in Sports Management.
He now reports for the station on a daily basis and also anchors 9&10 News at 5.
David was born and raised in Northern Michigan in the small town of Fairview in Oscoda County.
He graduated from Fairview High School in May of 2011.
While attending CMU David anchored for the schools award winning news station, News Central 34. He also called CMU Women’s basketball, CMU Baseball and CMU Softball on the schools radio station Moore Rock Radio 91.5.
During his time at 9&10 News, he has been recognized as one of the top reporters in the state by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. He was also honored by the Michigan Associated Press for his coverage of the Baby Kate trial in Ludington in October of 2016. He helped lead the stations coverage of the 2016 Presidential Election and traveled to Madisionville, Kentucky to cover the Great American Eclipse in August of 2017.
When David isn’t out reporting he enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Tigers and Fire Up Chips), and discovering all the incredible sites, restaurants and breweries Northern Michigan has to offer. If you have a story idea, or just want to say hello, you can connect with David on Facebook, Twitter or e mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.