David Pitman

Local Host, All Things Considered

Local Host, Morning Edition



David Pitman's Biography

The one question David hears most often isn't "What is it like to work for an NPR member station?" or "Have you ever met Terry Gross?" (he has). It's "What time do you have to go to bed, and when do you get up in the morning?"

The answers are 8 p.m., and 3 a.m., respectively. And it's really not that difficult for a hard-wired morning person like David to stick to that kind of schedule. His cat is thoughtful enough to serve as a backup alarm, should he oversleep.

David's arrival at KUHF is sort of like a homecoming. He's a native of the Dallas area, which is where he got his start in broadcasting — first as a part-time announcer at KHKS-FM, then as a news editor and anchor at KRLD-AM and WBAP-AM. He had a two-year stint as an associate producer at KDFW-TV, before deciding to migrate west. During his five years in San Diego, David was the morning editor and weekend anchor at KOGO-AM, as well as a news and traffic anchor for Metro Networks. During his time with Metro, David was heard on NPR member station KPBS.

That lead to his first full-time public radio gig, as Morning Edition Host at WMFE in Orlando. It turned out to be a pretty good fit for him, despite having to make some adjustments after the dozen years he spent in commercial radio. David was at WMFE for three-and-a-half years before moving to Houston in July of 2009 to take over for the venerable Jim Bell. David is looking forward to making Houston and KUHF his home for the next few decades. When he's not at work, he pursues his interests in automobiles, housing and architecture, roads and maps, cleaning up after his cat, and music (his favorite performers include Ben Folds, Elton John (pre-1976), and Zero 7).