Get to know Dave!
Dave Lawrence anchors "Good Morning Reno" weekdays from 4:30 to 7am and is the host and producer of the lifestyle and entertainment show "Reno 411" Sunday nights at 5:30.
Dave moved to Nevada in 2011 and joined KOLO 8 News Now in 2013 after spending most of his life in the Midwest. Dave was born and raised in Kansas City and is a huge Chiefs, Royals and Kansas Jayhawks fan. He graduated from Park University in Parkville, Missouri.
He got his start in media with a radio job in high school and spent more than 17 years in Kansas City radio before making the move to television… although he says many of his friends jokingly tell him he's ‘got a face for radio.' He spent those radio years hosting morning shows until he joined the morning team as anchor at WIBW-TV in Topeka. He spent 5 years there and was also a reporter for KCTV5 in Kansas City. From there Dave went to Las Vegas, where he worked at FOX5 as a morning reporter.
In addition to a life in media, Dave has been a financial advisor, a poker dealer for the World Series of Poker and a traffic reporter.
Dave and KOLO evening anchor Sarah Johns got married in 2016 and are expecting their first child. In his spare time, Dave enjoys playing basketball, hiking, or anything fun in the outdoors…and catching up on sleep.