David McCoy

David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV team in 2013 as a sports reporter and producer. It was a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota

FAVORITES
Music: Pearl Jam
Movie: Jurassic Park
TV Show: The Wire
Book: David Simon, Homicide and The Corner
Food: Mexican
Local Restaurant: Pepito’s
Hidden MN Gem: Julian H. Sleeper House
Sport/Exercise: Hockey
Historical Figure: Jesus
Famous Minnesotan: Joel and Ethan Coen
Quote: ” If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” – Blaise Pascal
Word: Popemobile
Vacation Spot: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Holiday: Independence Day
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose

David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV team in 2013 as a sports reporter and producer.

It was a return to WCCO for David, who was an intern in the sports department while earning a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.

He wears several hats in the sports department, primarily working as a reporter in the field but also as a fill-in anchor and occasional photojournalist. David says the highlight of his time at the station is a tie between covering the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field and a trip to cover the Vikings’ game in London in 2013. Since coming to WCCO, David’s work has been honored with three regional Emmy awards, for Best Sports Reporter, Best Sports News Series, and Best Sports News Story.

Before coming to WCCO, David spent three years as the weekend sports anchor at WSBT in South Bend, Indiana, where he covered Notre Dame’s appearance in the BCS national title game, followed Irish linebacker Manti Te’o to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony, and repeatedly slammed his head into his desk while covering the Te’o Fake Girlfriend Hoax. The Sheboygan, Wisconsin native started his career at KELO in Sioux Falls and also worked at KTIV in Sioux City.

David and his wife have two daughters and live in Minneapolis. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading good journalism, playing softball and hockey, watching movies, and going to the ballpark.

David loves the big games as much as the next sports guy, but says his favorite part of his job is telling stories about athletes you might not otherwise hear about. If you know of a great story idea, please send it to dwmccoy@wcco.com.

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