KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter
Updated On: May 16 2014 02:42:20 PM CDT
A longtime staple at Central Coast News, Dave Alley has worked at the station in various roles dating all the way back to 1997. Dave currently anchors Wake Up Central Coast, which airs Monday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on KCOY and from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on FOX 11.
A native of Pismo Beach, Dave is proud to call the Central Coast home, both personally and professionally. A graduate of Arroyo Grande High School, Dave got his first taste of the media working at KGUR radio while attending Cuesta College. After earning his Associate of Arts Degree in Telecommunications Speech, Dave moved to Chico State University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communication Design.
Following graduation, Dave broke into the business when he was hired as a production assistant at KCOY. After a year, Dave was promoted to news photojournalist, a position he held for three years. In fall of 2000, Dave moved in front of the camera for the first time when became the Weekend Sports Anchor. After three years in that role, Dave became the Sports Director, a position he would hold for the next 8 years. During his long tenure in the sports department, Dave had the privilege of covering athletics at every level, from youth to high school to college to professional. He is particularly proud of serving as the main anchor and producer of the Friday Night Blitz football show for more than 10 years. In January 2012, Dave moved from the sports back to news when he became a multimedia journalist for the evening newscasts. Six months later, Dave was promoted to anchor of the KCOY morning newscast, which later was rebranded as Wake Up Central Coast in July 2013.
Away from the station, Dave enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with his family. His passion, strangely enough for someone who grew up on the sunny Central Coast, is hockey and his beloved Los Angeles Kings. Watching the Kings win the 2012 Stanley Cup championship ranks as his all-time favorite sports memory. Dave volunteers his time as a youth basketball and baseball coach and serves on the board of the Eagle Athletic Foundation for Arroyo Grande High School. Dave and his wife Crystal have three children.