David Baxley

David Baxley, News Director

David Baxley became News Director at WDHN in April 2020. He leads a committed team of journalists who cover the Wiregrass and beyond.

He is from Childersburg, Alabama, and has had a passion for news and weather since he was a teenager. David attended Mississippi State University where he received his undergraduate degree in broadcast meteorology. He also earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi.

David has over eighteen years of experience. He has worked at numerous stations across the South: WVTM and WIAT in Birmingham; WAKA in Montgomery; WHNT in Huntsville; KAUZ in Wichita Falls, Texas; KSWO in Lawton, Okla.; and KTVT in Dallas. He has served in various roles – producer, reporter, assignment manager, investigative producer, and meteorologist.

David has been honored with numerous awards, including a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a National Headliner Award, two Alabama Associated Press Awards (best spot news and best weathercast), and an award from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

If you have a news tip or a question about WDHN’s news coverage, Email David:  dbaxley@wdhn.com.

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