Dave Lopez Education
He attended East Los Angeles College and graduated from California State University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.
Dave Lopez Career
Lopez has covered nearly every major local event in Southern California during his more than four decades with CBS 2. Additionally, Lopez has also reported for KCAL 9 since 2002 when CBS 2 and KCAL 9 became the largest local TV news organization in the country.
Before joining CBS 2, he was a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor and sports reporter at KFMB-TV in San Diego. Prior to that, he was a general assignment and sports reporter at KHJ-TV (now KCAL 9) and also produced the station’s sports specials.
Throughout his career, he has received numerous journalism awards for his work, including Emmy Awards, Associated Press Awards, Golden Mike Awards, and recognition from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
He was a sports writer at the Huntington Park Daily Signal newspaper before beginning his career in television news.
Dave Lopez Age
Lopez was born on June 3, 1951, in Las Cruces, New Mexico (he is 69 years old as of 2020.) He celebrates his birthday on 3rd June every year.
Dave Lopez Wife
Lopez was married to his high school sweetheart, Elaine till the time of her death in 2013. The couple was blessed with two children. He resides in Long Beach with his two grown children.
Dave Lopez Salary
Being one of the top journalists at CBS 2 /KCAL 9, there is no doubt Lopez earns a good salary. However, the exact amount of money Lopez receives has not yet been disclosed.
Dave Lopez Net Worth
Lopez has an estimated net worth of between $1Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Dave Lopez Retirering
Lopez announced his retirement on June 13, the 43rd anniversary of his first day at the station.
“Forty-three years ago today (6/13/77), a young reporter began his career at CBS2 in LA,” Lopez tweeted. “Can’t think of a better way to put a ribbon on it all. So today … I am announcing my retirement. 72 years old, 43 years at CBS and 48 in LA. It’s time. No regrets. Just grateful. Signing off June 30th.”
Dave Lopez CBS2/KCAL9
At CBS2/KCAL9 Lopez works alongside;
- Sandra Mitchell – Journalist
- Jeff Nguyen – Reporter
- Kandiss Crone – Journalist
- DeMarco Morgan – Co-anchor
- Nicole Comstock – Reporter
- Sharon Tay – Journalist
- Suzie Suh – Co-anchor
- Jeff Michael – Journalist/Co-anchor
- Juan Fernandez – Anchor
- Jeff Vaughn – Anchor/Reporter
- Suzanne Marques – Co-anchor
- David Goldstein – Investigative Reporter
- Rachel Kim – General Assignment Reporter
- Kristine Lazar – Investigative Reporter
- Jasmine Viel – Anchor / Reporter
- Tom Wait – General Assignment Reporter
- Sara Donchey – Anchor / Reporter
- Hermela Aregawi – General Assignment Reporter
- Lesley Marin – General Assignment Reporter
- Tina Patel – Reporter
- Kara Finnstrom – Reporter