David Finfrock is the NBC 5 Weather Plus Chief Meteorologist and can be seen weekdays on NBC 5 News at 5PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM. David has been honored by the Dallas Press Club with a Katie Award for Best Weathercast in Texas. David was also honored with the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Viewers Choice Award for Best Meteorologist. He has also been honored as a finalist for Emmy and Katie Awards for the work that he did as a documentary host. David was a pioneer in the NBC Weather Plus project; working on a committee to bring the idea to life. Thanks to his efforts, NBC 5 Weather Plus can now be seen on NBC 5.2, nbc5i.com and local cable systems 24 hours a day.
David joined NBC 5 in 1975 as a Meteorologist after spending time as a field researcher on the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and also completed some graduate work while at Texas A&M. He is a professional member of the American Meteorology Society and is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at University of Texas Arlington. He is also an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, delivers Meals on Wheels every month, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Map Society.
In addition to countless hours spent in the studio working on forecasts, and warning viewers of impending weather, David has also filed numerous field reports. Most recently, he reported on Hurricane Ivan.
In his spare time, David enjoys participating in walks and runs for various charitable organizations including the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth. David enjoys camping, traveling, gardening, genealogy and antique maps. He is also an avid nature conservationist. In his spare time, David has volunteered for several EarthWatch Expeditions including trips to Baja California and Easter Island. David’s quest for science also takes him to some unique vacation spots; taking part in Adventure tours to places like Antarctica.
David and his wife Shari have two children, Jennifer and Ryan…and two adorable grand daughters.