David Spunt


David Spunt joined CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Eyewitness News team as a reporter in November, 2014.

Since coming to Philadelphia, he’s covered major stories including Pope Francis’ visit in 2015 and the Democratic National Convention in 2016. He also filed reports from The White House during President Trump’s nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Spunt came to CBS 3 from WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina where he had been a reporter since 2012. In Charlotte, he covered political news including the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

Previously, he was a reporter for WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he spent three months on the coast covering the BP oil spill in 2010. He also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage.

Spunt began his career as a reporter for WRBL in Columbus, Georgia where he covered Fort Benning and the U.S. Army during the war in Iraq. He also worked in public radio.

A native of Boston, Spunt grew up in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science.

Spunt loves history and ancestry. He enjoys reporting with those subjects in mind. He and his wife reside in Philadelphia with their beloved Jellicle cat.

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