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Dave Cotton is a news anchor at KHQ-TV. He is currently the station’s Main Interactive Anchor in charge of weekday webcasts on KHQ.com and social media content distribution. Previously, from 2001 to 2011, Dave co-anchored KHQ’s top-rated morning news program.

Prior to arriving in Spokane, Dave was a sports anchor/reporter at CNN International in Atlanta, GA, and served as a news anchor with CNN Headline News.

A native of Spencer, Iowa, Dave is a graduate of Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) and is a member of the Luther College Athletic Hall of Fame. Dave holds a master's degree in Sports Management from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., where he began his career in journalism as a sports feature writer for the city's newspaper, the Springfield Union-News.

Dave volunteers his time with the YMCA of the Inland Northwest, and Meals on Wheels Spokane - the beneficiary of Dave’s annual charity golf tournament – the Cotton Classic. Dave also serves as an Honorary Commander at Fairchild Air Force Base.

In his spare time he enjoys golf with friends, biking, a good movie, and long walks with his wife Monique, who is in the Director of Communication for Hutton Settlement Children’s Home and a strategic communication consultant. They have three children: two Boston Terrier puppies - Willie and Winnie; and a cat - Betty.

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  • Spokane Police Respond To Shots Fired Early Saturday Morning

    Spokane Police Respond To Shots Fired Early Saturday Morning

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:46:42 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- An investigation is underway into shots fired in two separate places early Saturday morning. Police say the first shooting happened on the 1600 block of East Mission. Two armed men forced their way into an apartment and the victim tried to disarm them.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- An investigation is underway into shots fired in two separate places early Saturday morning. Police say the first shooting happened on the 1600 block of East Mission. Two armed men forced their way into an apartment and the victim tried to disarm them.
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  • 10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

    10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:00:36 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.>>
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
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  • Fallen Hero Banner Project Denied From Marching In Seafair Torchlight Parade

    Fallen Hero Banner Project Denied From Marching In Seafair Torchlight Parade

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:55:08 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors men and women from Washington who have died serving our country, applied to march in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle. However, the organization was denied by the parade selection committee via email saying, "the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade.">>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - This year the Fallen Hero Banner project, which honors men and women from Washington who have died serving our country, applied to march in the Seafair Torchlight Parade in Seattle. However, the organization was denied by the parade selection committee via email saying, "the Fallen Hero Banner Project was not the right fit for the Torchlight Parade.">>
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  • Dan Kleckner

    Dan Kleckner

    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
    Spokane and KHQ have been Dan's home since 1985.  Dan says, "it seems every year that goes by, I get to add to the incredible list of people I have had the chance to meet...">>
  • Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan

    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
    Shelly Monahan joined the KHQ news team in 2000. Shelly started her career and is still widely known as Sunshine Shelly>>
  • Sean Owsley

    Sean Owsley

    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
    During his time at KHQ Sean has covered major stories that have shaped our area.>>
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  • Kalae Chock

    Kalae Chock

    Katie loves telling stories. Nothing brings her more joy than to come into someone's life and sharing their stories with others.>>
    Kalae is excited to be part of Spokane's #1 morning show with Sean Owsley and Shelly Monahan, as KHQ's crime tracker reporter.  She also anchors the KHQ Saturday morning show with Alex Rozier.

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  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
  • Lindsay Nadrich

    Lindsay Nadrich

    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC.>>
    Before joining KHQ in August of 2012, Lindsay was a production associate in the long form department at CNBC>>
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  • Dave Law

    Dave Law

    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
    Dave Law's 25 years of forecasting experience has taken him around the world a time or two.>>
  • Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe

    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
    Leslie Lowe is our weekday evening forecaster for KHQ Local News.  In addition, she can be seen forecasting the weather on SWX.>>
  • Blake Jensen

    Blake Jensen

    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
    Blake is a Washington native and graduated from Washington State University in 2009.>>
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  • John Collett

    John Collett

    John Collett joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in August of 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter.
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    John Collett joined the KHQ and SWX sports team in August of 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter.
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  • Sam Adams

    Sam Adams

    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
    Sam Adams is the senior sports anchor at KHQ-TV and has helped to launch SWX, Spokane's first and only all-sports and weather channel.>>
  • Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers

    In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.>>
    In February of 2009, Matt's position at KHQ evolved when he was offered the opportunity to cover Sports.>>
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