Award-winning journalist Dave Lopez celebrated his 40th anniversary with CBS 2 in 2017. He joined the station in 1977 as a general assignment reporter and has covered nearly every major local event in Southern California during his more than four decades with the station. He has also reported for KCAL 9 since 2002, when CBS 2 and KCAL 9 became the largest local TV news organization in the country.
Throughout his career, Dave Lopez has received numerous journalism awards for his work, including Emmy Awards, Golden Mike Awards, Associated Press Awards and recognition from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Prior to joining CBS 2, Lopez was a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor and sports reporter at KFMB-TV in San Diego. Before that, was a general assignment and sports reporter at KHJ-TV (now KCAL 9) and also produced the station’s sports specials.
Lopez was a sports writer at the Huntington Park Daily Signal newspaper before beginning his career in television news.
Lopez attended East Los Angeles College and graduated from California State University in Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. He has two grown children and lives in Long Beach.