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Dave Walls

Dave Walls

Sports Director

Dave is the leader of the ABC 13 Sports Department, and is thrilled to continue to live and work in the Heart of Virginia!

Dave not only reports and anchors all of our sportscasts, he serves as executive producer and host of our "Football Friday" and "Full Court Press" shows! Some of the major sporting events Dave has covered include Virginia's Final Four and National Championship in 2019, the NCAA Women's Final Four in Philadelphia in 2000, serving as a national radio correspondent for the Little League World Series in 2003, and Frank Beamer's last win as head coach of Virginia Tech at the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana in December 2015, along with many high school state championships and college football bowl games.

Dave and the ABC 13 Sports Team have been honored numerous times by both the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters and Virginia Association of Broadcasters. Most recently, in 2022, Dave earned second place honors for "Best TV Sports Anchor" by the Virginia AP, as well as first place for "Outstanding Sports Coverage" from the VAB. In 2021, the Appomattox County School Board honored Dave by adding him to the 'Media Honor Roll', for his coverage of the student athletes in the county.

Before arriving at WSET, Dave got his career started here in Lynchburg, doing radio play by play for Liberty University sports, then for area radio stations, covering Appomattox and Heritage football, including the Pioneers' first state championship in an undefeated 2002 season. back in his home state of Delaware, Dave worked as a traffic reporter for WDEL-AM and WSTW-FM, and was voted "Best of Delaware" by the readers of "Delaware Today" magazine for his reporting. In addition, Dave worked as a news and sports anchor at WDEL, as well as a fill-in talk show host. Dave served as a TV play by play announcer, writer, and podcast host for the National Lacrosse League, covering action on TV in the United States and in Canada for several years, before making the move back to Lynchburg and joining the ABC 13 team.

If his voice sounds familiar, it's not just you -- Dave works as a voice over artist for many of the commercials you see and hear on TV and Radio. Dave even served as the announcer and co-host of the national tour of the live game show, "The Price is Right Live!", yelling "COME ON DOWN!" to thousands of excited contestants. (Sequined jackets not included)!

In his off time, Dave is an avid traveler, and long-suffering Philadelphia sports fan ("suffering" is the key word). You'll also find him behind the grill, or in the kitchen, trying not to burn the house down!

Don't be afraid to come up and say hi to Dave the next time you're at a game!