Dave Rosenthal is Senior Director of New and Public Affairs for WNED/WBFO.
He came to Buffalo as Managing Editor of Great Lakes Today, a collaboration of public media stations based at WBFO. He built a network of some 50 public radio stations and organizations that created or distributed stories for Great Lakes today. More than 30 of those stories have run on national shows such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.
Dave came to Buffalo from Baltimore, where he was the investigations/enterprise editor for The Sun. He led projects that won a number of honors, including the Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and the Investigative Reporters & Editors’ breaking news award. The newsroom’s work on the death of Freddie Gray was recognized by The American Society of News Editors, the Online News Association and the National Headliners Awards, in addition to being named a finalist for a 2016 Pulitzer Prize.
He began his journalism career as a reporter for the Roanoke Times and World-News, where he covered local government, the Virginia General Assembly and business. In Roanoke and Baltimore, he has reported on a wide range of topics and people, including a zoo architect in Seattle, the recovery of a Civil War ironclad off the Atlantic coast and the emerging market economy in the Soviet Union.
A native of New Britain, Conn., Dave has degrees from Wesleyan University and Boston University School of Law.
In his spare time, he can be found biking the roads and trails around Buffalo – and cheering on various sports teams, including the UConn Huskies.