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About Dave

Dave is a media professional with a vast and varied experience in writing, editing, broadcast and authoring, spanning more than twenty years. He has been an editor at six publications, and for eight books. Over the course of his career, he has penned more than a thousand articles, and more than five hundred editorials, on every topic imaginable. He writes regularly on domestic and international politics, current events, culture, relationship issues, and much more.

He has spent time in the newsrooms of the Toronto Sun, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Baltimore Sun, National Post and eye Weekly.

He has filed reports from Israel, West Bank, Geneva, seventeen US states, Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin.

His work has appeared in more than a hundred publications, including:

BBC, B2B News, Baltimore Sun, Calgary Herald, Franchise Magazine, Globe and Mail, Metro, Montreal Gazette, National Post, New York Times, Ottawa Sun, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Toronto Life, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Western Standard, UK Guardian, 24hrs.

Currently, he works in an editor capacity for Checkout My Business Magazine, Markham Review and Pie Magazine.

For five years he had a tremendously popular guest-driven weekly podcast, Insights and Influence, featuring top political and culturally significant names.

BOOKS

  • Writer for Canada: Abi Workshop Englisch, a German school text about Canada, including contributions from Margaret Atwood and George Bowering. (2011)
  • Author of Sefer Bracha Tikvah, a book of Bible commentaries (2009)
  • Co-writer and editor of Alive and Kicking, profiles of great Canadians. (2009)
  • Future projects include assistance for best-selling author Dennis Prager, global activist Robbie Stokes Jr, and a Holocaust survivorís memoir.

BROADCAST

Guest spots: Papa Joeís radio show (KNUU 970AM Las Vegas), Charles Adler radio show (Corus national), TVOís The Agenda with Steve Paikin, John Oakley show (AM640), Zelda Young radio show (CHIN FM), Andrew Lawton radio show (105.9 FM London), Joe Piscopo show (New York, AM980) and many others.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

  • Photography at AIPAC conference of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden for Guardian newspaper of the UK (2007)
  • Reported from the presidential campaign trails of Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and John McCain for various publications (2007/2008), including interviews of all candidates.

SPEAKING

Dave has lectured across Canada and the US on the topics of: analyzing editorial writing, the Middle East conflict, kosher apologies, and "evil" speech.

FAMOUS interviews include:

  • Canadian Prime Ministers: Martin, Campbell, Turner, Clark
  • Actors: Rick Moranis, Shia LaBeouf, Adam Carolla, Kevin Pollak
  • Authors: Elie Wiesel, Naomi Klein, Michael Coren, Ben Carson, Alan Dershowitz
  • Singers: Nikki Yanofsky, Steven Page, Matisyahu, Lisa Loeb, David Broza, Susanna Hoffs, Gene Simmons, Kenny Rogers
  • Pundits: Mark Steyn, Dennis Prager, Jonah Goldberg, Ezra Levant, Ben Shapiro

Born in Montreal, Dave spent a decade in Halifax and now lives in Toronto. His wife Karen is a psychologist, and they have three daughters, Bracha, Hadassah and Temima.

 

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