David Ushery Profile
David Ushery is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter working for NBC 4 New York – WNBC-TV. He joined the network in August 2003.
David Ushery Education
Ushery is a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut. He attended the university in the year 1985 and graduated in the year 1989 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science. During his stint there, he was a 1987 Harry S Truman Scholar, a student member of the UConn Board of Trustees, and was part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Ushery also holds honorary degrees from Fordham University (2019), St. Francis College (2018), and St. John’s University (2014).
David Ushery Career
Ushery serves at NBC 4 – WNBC as a weekday co-anchor of the 4 and 11 p.m. newscasts. He has over 2 and a half decades of journalistic excellence and service to the Tri-State. In the year 2020, Ushery played an important role in the coverage of the coronavirus pandemic on NBC 4. In January 2021, the coverage won NBC 4 the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for creating a full-circle view in real time of COVID-19, with thorough coverage of the virus’s outbreak in New York City.
Throughout the periods of civil unrest following George Floyd’s murder and the coronavirus pandemic, Ushery was everyday present in NBC 4’s 30 Rock studios where he delivered the latest information to viewers while regularly transitioning to day-to-day press conferences hosted by local, state, and federal officials. At that time, Ushery also covered the relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, by interviewing top NYPD brass exclusively. He has reported on John Lewis’s (Civil Rights icon) death, where he was responsible for securing an exclusive interview with Charles Rangel, his former Congressional colleague, and his long-time friend.
Ushery has provided NBC 4 viewers with a front-row seat to the major news stories of the day for about 20 years. He contributed to NBC 4’s coverage of the tragic 2019 police shootout in Jersey City, and Superstorm Sandy, which won the station 2 National Edward R. Murrow Awards. He has traveled across the globe to provide live coverage from the West Bank, the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, the sites of terror attacks in Manchester, England; Paris, and the front lines in Gaza. Ushery traveled to St. Peter’s Square in Rome a couple of times to cover Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the canonizations of Pope Saint John XXIII and Pope Saint John Paul II, and the 2013 papal conclave electing Pope Francis.
Ushery has a passion for helping and serving less fortunate people. He has brought attention to the unique challenges faced and the sacrifice made by local first responders. He has been responsible for investigating the high rates of suicide among firefighters and placed a vital spotlight on the emotional struggles faced throughout their lifetimes. Ushery holds a New York Emmy Award for his profile on 9/11 responder Michael Dorian in the year 2019, who underwent a diagnosis of cancer and followed his service and was later fighting a battle to secure health benefits due to his under the law. He was responsible for conducting one of the last televised interviews with Luis Alvarez (the late NYPD Detective Luis Alvarez), who assisted in leading the grassroots campaign whose result was the renewal of the federal Victim’s Compensation Fund.
Quick Facts About Ushery
|Age||55 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$5 Million – $10 Million|
Ushery has covered George H.W. Bush’s (former U.S. President) death, the White House for the transition between the incoming Trump and the outgoing Obama teams, and the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting. In the year 2005, he reported on the visit of Pope Francis to New York City and Washington D.C. He has also provided live reports on the miraculous landing of United States Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in 2009, and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012.
Before he joined NBC 4, he served at WABC-TV in New York as a news reporter, before transitioning to news anchor. Ushery is active in both the Archdiocese of New York and the New York Urban League and holds multiple awards for community service, such as the Public Relations Society of America, the Consulate of Israel, and the Nubian Cultural Center. He also holds the National Association of Black Journalists Award and the McDonald’s Black Media Legends: Faces of Black History Award for his series of reports on violence and children. Network Journal and Black Professionals Business Magazine have named him “40 under 40.” He is a proud inductee of the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the New York Chapter’s Silver Circle and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Ushery started his journalism career as a lead evening news reporter at WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. Also, at the same time, he served as a news reporter for the Los Angeles Times and the Hartford Courant. When he was 11 years old, he was chosen from a search to host a nationally syndicated television show, “Kidsworld, ”and hosted it for nearly 6 years. There he conducted several interviews, including with news icon Walter Cronkite.
David Ushery Age
Ushery is 55 years old as of 2022. He was born on June 5, 1967, in Bloomfield, Connecticut, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 5th of June every year.
David Ushery Height
Ushery stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
David Ushery Family
Ushery was born to his loving parents, Winifred Ushery (mother) and Solomon Ushery (father). He doesn’t have any siblings, he is the only child in his family.
David Ushery Wife
Ushery is married to his lovely spouse, Isabel Rivera, a television producer. The couple takes great pride in being mom and dad to their one son, whose names are currently under review. The family is Catholic and they reside in New York. Ushery likes spending her free time with his wife and son.
David Ushery Salary
Being one of the top journalists for NBC 4 New York, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
David Ushery Net Worth
Ushery has an estimated net worth of between $5 Million – $10 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.
David Ushery Cancer
There is no information about Ushery having undergone any cancer treatment or suffering from any illness. However, there will be an update as soon as any information regarding his health or sickness is available in the limelight.
David Ushery NBC 4 New York
At NBC 4 New York Ushery works alongside;
- Gilma Avalos
- Pat Battle
- Bruce Beck
- Matt Brickman
- Erica Byfield
- Adelle Caballero
- John Chandler
- Michael Gargiulo
- Ted Greenberg
- Adam Kuperstein
- Maria LaRosa
- Rana Novini
- Natalie Pasquarella
- Dave Price
- Melissa Russo