David first took part in Treasure Quest as a stand in studio presenter in the summer of
2010, and over the next three years deputised as the man with the maps on ten
occasions, as well as compering our third and fourth Treasure Quest Live! Children in Need stage shows in 2011 and 2012.
In May 2016, he took over as the programme’s new regular studio presenter.
Born in Essex in 1977, David began working in the media
in his native county the 1990s, at the age of just 18. He initially worked as a
reporter and newsreader for commercial radio and then with his local BBC
station, BBC Essex. In 2001 he moved to Norfolk to become a television reporter
for BBC Look East, working on the
programme for 18 months and winning a Royal Television Society award in the process.
In 2003 he became the presenter of Look East’s sister programme, the regional current affairs series Inside Out on BBC One. He has presented Inside Out ever since, also working as a
director and producer on the programme. His other television work has included
the nationally-networked BBC One documentary The Village That’s Falling Into the Sea, about the damaging effects
of the December 2013 storm surge at Hemsby on the east coast of Norfolk, and the Star Wars documentary The Galaxy Britain Built for BBC Four.
From the mid-2000s, David often stood in as a programme presenter
for BBC Radio Norfolk, before landing a regular job at the station in January
2010 as the presenter of the Saturday breakfast show. He continued to present Saturday breakfast until August 2016, when he stood down to concentrate on the Treasure Quest job and his television work.
Outside of work, David has great passions for surfing and
for the Star Wars films, both of
which receive frequent mentions on his radio shows! He is married to fellow BBC
television presenter Amelia Reynolds, and they live in South Norfolk with their