This Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include crime fiction, classic cars, loud rock music and the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club.
A lifelong dog-lover, David has recently had his head turned by his one-eyed rescue cat, Lola.
OPENING at the Lyric in Belfast next week, a new production of Irish playwright Thomas Kilroy's Double Cross tells the true story of how 'fake news' helped win the Battle for Britain during the Second World War.
OPERA star Fleur Barron was born in Newtownards, making her only the second internationally known musical export to hail from the Co Down town after former Almighty and Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick.
ARRIVING at Derry's Millennium Forum tonight, Myra's Story is Derry playwright Brian Foster's Dublin-set adaptation of his long-running stage hit Maire: A Woman of Derry about an alcoholic living rough on the city streets.