CBS3 meteorologist Dave Anderson is the longest serving meteorologist in the Northland. A native of Ely, he grew up watching CBS3 legends like Earl Henton, Heatwave Berler and Tower-Soudan’s own Marsh Nelson. Anderson began his broadcasting career during college as custodian at CBS3 in 1986. In 1987, he also took a technician job at KBJR and spent the next three years putting on the news at Channel 6 and then cleaning the building at Channel 3. One of his first jobs at KBJR was drawing weather maps for meteorologist Jack McKenna. That inspired an interest in the weather that led Dave back to school to earn his own meteorology degree with tutelage from the station’s other meteorologists like Carol Hall and George Kessler.
While working on the technical crew and assisting the weather department, Dave also served as a commercial production grip, news photographer, sports reporter and human interest reporter. Today, he is CBS3’s main meteorologist on the air Monday to Friday at 5, 6 and 10 pm.
Away from CBS3, Anderson has been an adjunct meteorology instructor for Lake Superior College since 2003. He has been an adjunct instructor for Northland College since 2004 and teaches the broadcast meteorology practicum. He is proud that several of his students have gone on to become broadcast meteorologists themselves. Around the United States, those meteorologists have included Adam Young, Bryce Henry, Brandon Boswell, Kevin Haas, Mike Stevens, Joey Norton, Adam Lorch, Austin Haskins and Sarah Gannon.
Always community minded, Dave served on the board of the Marine Museum in Duluth and as a Cub Scout leader for several years in the past. For more than 20 years, he has been a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist and has served as flotilla commander, weather instructor and public affairs officer. Right now, he serves on the USCG Auxiliary National Staff in the marketing department.