Dave Trafford is a DART Senior Associate, Podcast Production and Media Training

Dave is a veteran media and communications executive, an award-winning ‘eye level’ broadcaster, writer, and storyteller with a reputation for clarity of expectations, ‘on point’ strategic advice and an engaging leadership style.

He’s reported from five national capitals and every province in Canada, earned accolades for his coverage of local, national, and international stories and won awards for his editorial commentary. He’s an accomplished senior media and communications professional with expertise in public affairs communications, media relations, the broadcast and digital journalism media industry, and currently hosts the Weekend Morning Show on Newstalk1010 in Toronto.

Dave brings his experience as both a radio broadcaster and media story expert and combines it to produce insightful, high-quality level podcasts for clients that can be distributed to media and placed on their social media feeds or web sites, and to teach the fundamentals of media interaction and communications issues management.

He has been a major market News Director, leading award-winning teams at AM640, Newstalk1010 CFRB, and Global News Toronto. He’s covered some of the biggest international events of our time, including the funeral of Pope John Paul II, the inauguration of Barack Obama and the Royal Wedding of William and Kate and he’s been a front-line observer of events that have shaped the political and cultural landscape of the Greater Toronto Area since the mid 1980’s.

Dave has received the Radio Television Digital News Association Distinguished Service Award “in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution and exemplary distinguished service rendered for the benefit and advancement of electronic journalism and RTDNA Canada.” He is one of the founders of University of Toronto Community Radio, CIUT FM and has taught broadcast journalism at Humber College and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Western Ontario, Journalism Dept.