David Custer Profile
David Custer is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for WNEM-TV in Bay City, Michigan. He joined the station in the year 2007.
David Custer Career
Custer serves at WNEM, where he is seen every evening at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. alongside Meg McLeod, on WNEM-TV5 News. Custer is a well-known journalist who has won seven regional Emmy Awards out of a total of 18 nominations. In 2018, he was awarded the Ruby Award by the Great Lakes Bay Region, which honors the region’s best professionals under the age of 40.
For the past six years, he has been chosen as Mid-BEST Michigan’s News Anchor by more than 15,000 local readers of “MyCity Magazine.” In 2019 and 2020, Great Lakes Bay Magazine dubbed him the area’s “Greatest News Anchor.” Custer has received numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, most recently being nominated Best Reporter/Anchor by both organizations in the year 2020. Several community organizations have named him a role model and honored him for his efforts to empower others, which he finds the most satisfying. In the year 2015, Great Lakes Pride named him “Champion of Pride.”
Custer is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan in Flint. He worked for the university newspaper (M-Times) as an undergrad and served as one of the university’s Orientation Leaders, welcoming new students to school. In the year 2002, Custer started his career in television as a news anchor in Alpena, Michigan. The station, WBKB, was the “Sunrise Side’s” lone news station. He then relocated to Flint to work as a reporter and producer for a competing station. Before the station amalgamated with WNEM-TV5, he quickly ascended the ladder and was promoted to weekend anchor. He was asked to stay and was promoted to WNEM weekend TV5’s morning anchor until the year 2007. Custer crossed the border for a job offer in Toledo, where he was the lead anchor for the NBC affiliate.
Custer took a break from television in the fall of 2009 to pursue a position in the food industry. He began conducting lifestyle pieces on Better-TV, combining his new career with his love of television. Wendy Williams, a talk show personality, encouraged Custer to share his recipes in an effort to “Save the Twinkie” on her show in 2012.
Custer’s goal is for everyone to live their best lives possible. His genuine calling is to present thought-provoking stories that inspire and force you to find your own calling. He’s not hesitant to go to any length to tell a good narrative. He’s jumped out of a plane, interviewed presidential candidates, and been on CNN LIVE. In 2006, a whole episode of Dr. Phil was based on a nationwide story he unearthed.
David Custer Age
Custer is 41 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 14, 1980, in Flint, Michigan, United States. He, therefore, celebrates his birthday on the 14th of October every year.
David Custer Height
Custer stands at a height of approximately 5 feet, 7 inches (1.7m).
David Custer Family/ Parents
Custer spent all of his youth and childhood in Goodrich, Michigan. Information regarding Custer’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, there will be an update as soon as it’s available.
David Custer Gay/ Partner
Custer is openly gay and in a relationship. He often posts his partner on his Instagram page.
David Custer Salary
Being one of the top journalists for WNEM, Custer earns an annual salary ranging between $ 50,000 – $ 100,000.
David Custer’s Net Worth
Custer has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
David Custer WNEM
At WNEM Custer works alongside
- Jason Fielder
- Bryan Bachman
- John Gross
- Mathieu Mondro
- Scot Johnson
- Chris Easlick
- Jamie Sherrod
- Blake Keller
- Colette Stinger
- Frank Turner
- Meg McLeod