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Dave Herndon

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Southgate, MI
Video Coordinator and Writer, Southgate News-Herald
Covers:  movies, entertainment, civic issues, politics, comic books, sports, detroit, social media

Journalist, photographer, comic con vendor, I do it all. Aspiring to be a Jedi or the Green Power Ranger.

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Biography

Some days it seems like I am chained to my desk, just screaming to get out in the field. Other days I'm stuck in the field and just want to sit down for five minutes, no matter what though, I'm always working.

I feel like the public needs to know, so I am on call 24/7/365 if news is happening I'm...

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@NHDaveH — 1,991 followers, 32,961 tweets

Nov 20, 2017

RT @DavidRoads: Perfection is not of the world. Do your best and forget the rest. https://t.co/fBop5TyZok

Nov 20, 2017

On top of that, when you call for service, they say I don't have an account through the automated system and won't speak to me about it. @DIRECTV

Nov 20, 2017

I knew nothing about the bill, from @DIRECTV, sent to collections. I had paid it in full, and have an account at a different address. Instead of billing to my address, then decided to ruin my credit score.

Nov 20, 2017

Holy crap @DIRECTV might be the worst company on the planet to deal with. 2 years after I moved they started mailing bills to an old address, and now have them in collections.

Nov 16, 2017

@KosmicKasey Me too. I don't use it a lot anymore either.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I worked for my hometown newspaper right out of high school as a sports writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Once, but I was a young lad...

How is social media changing news?

Social media is the biggest advancement in how you gather news in several generations.

Michigan Press Association Award

2004
I won 12 total awards in news, sports and feature writing, and one for feature photography over my span at my first professional job between 2004 and 2006.