David Custer was born in Flint, Michigan and will proudly tell you he is a "Martian" having grown-up in Goodrich.
He graduated from the University of Michigan's Flint campus, graduating with a degree in Communications in 2001.
David's journey into television started as an anchor and a reporter in Alpena, Michigan, in 2002. The station, WBKB, also known as the ‘Sunrise Side', was the only news station in the area. After WBKB, he moved to WSMH FOX66 as both a reporter and a producer. He quickly transitioned from a reporter to weekend anchor.
The station merged with the WNEM-TV5 and he became the weekend morning anchor for WNEM-TV5 until the summer of 2007. While at WNEM, David won three Emmy awards bringing his total to four. David moved to Toledo, OH where he was the main anchor at the NBC affiliate.
David briefly left television in 2009 to pursue an executive position in the culinary field at Country Home Creations and start his own brand of natural gourmet mixes known as "Boy Gourmet." He combined this new venture with his love for television and began doing lifestyle segments on Better Mid-Michigan. In 2012, he was invited on to the Wendy Williams Show to share his recipes in the host's effort to help "Save the Twinkie."
David's passion is sharing stories that empower people to live their best life. He loves taking risks and getting in on the action. He's jumped out of a plane, sat down with presidential candidates, reported live on CNN and one of his stories has been used on Dr. Phil.
He loves spending good times and laughter with loved ones.
Catch David every weeknight co-anchoring MyTV5 News at 7pm with Carrie Sharp (Charter 199/Comcast 4), the News at 10 p.m. on FOX66 with Meg McLeod and telling your stories on WNEM-TV5. If you have an interesting story to share, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.