David serves as a general assignment reporter for various editions of Fox 8 News.

Prior to joining WJW in December 1997, Nethers worked as an anchor/reporter at WPBF Television in West Palm Beach, Florida, WALB Television in Albany, Georgia, and was News Director of WJAZ Radio in Albany. He also served as Public Relations and Marketing Director of Colquitt Regional Center, an accredited hospital in Moultrie, Georgia.

A graduate of the University of Akron, Nethers holds a bachelor of arts degree in mass media communication. While attending the university, David worked as news director and station manager at WRHA Radio in Akron.

Dave has also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, and served as a rescue specialist on an emergency management rescue team in Georgia.

Named to Outstanding Young Men of America, Dave was also awarded “Best Feature Reporting” and “Best Spot News Photography” honors for his television work in Georgia.

He currently resides in Broadview Heights with his wife Cindy and their sons Matthew and Johnathan.


Recent Articles
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  • High school wrestler with Down syndrome finishes undefeated season

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  • Divers raise sunken fishing boat on Cuyahoga River

    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Divers with the company ‘Underwater Marine Contractors’ braved the icy waters of the Cuyahoga River on Wednesday, razing a fishing boat two days after the vessel sank. The boat, aptly named the ‘Recovery,’ sat idle for as long as 30 years, moored along the river across from Tower City. This week, time and the elements finally caught up with the aging vessel. The U.S. Coast Guard insisted it had to be removed from the river, not because […]

  • Canfield home’s Christmas light display under fire from neighbors

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  • Will federal authorities prosecute legal medical marijuana growers in Ohio?

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  • Every school district in Portage County except one closes due to frigid temperatures

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  • Teen sentenced for deadly crash involving Akron fire truck

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  • DroneFOX shows multi-vehicle crash on I-277 in Akron

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  • Subject of Wayne County manhunt captured in West Virginia

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