David Caulfield

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Hometown: Hackensack, NJ

High School:
 Don Bosco Prep, Ramsey, NJ

College: Valparaiso University ’14 (Meteorology)

Other Journalism Experience:  
KAUZ-TV, Wichita Falls, TX: 1.5 years
WBRE/WYOU-TV, Wilkes-Barre, PA: 2 years

Started at News 3 Now on: Dec. 29, 2017

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? The weather always keeps things interesting! I also love all the local restaurants and the downtown atmosphere too!

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? I did many hours of live reports during “The Blizzard of 2017,” when 2’-3’ of snow fell across northeastern Pennsylvania.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I love participating in escape rooms! I think at last count I’ve completed about 15 across Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. My success rate is around 75%, so there’s definitely room for improvement! Also, I like listening to comedy albums, having fun at bar trivia, and going on adventures with my wife.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?  Mint-Chocolate Chip all day!

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you? Embarrassing things happen to me almost hourly, but everything related to me proposing to my wife went wrong. I left my cell phone in a cab, it started raining, and I tripped and fell with the ring almost flying out of my pocket in a comedy club. Because my wife is a charitable person, she still said yes!

What is your favorite place to vacation? The Jersey Shore, of course!

Who is your hero and why? My hero is my best friend from college, Blaise. He is one of the bravest people I know and makes a positive impact on every person he meets.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? I would choose being able to go five seconds back in time and stop myself from saying/doing something embarrassing.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Sometimes I’m really bad at writing complete senten

What is the worst job you have ever had? All my jobs have been great! (They might see this) One time my aunt asked me to clean the feeding trough for her horses, and that was horrifying.

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? My mom is both Italian and from the state of Georgia. So, anytime as a family we have antipasto, I’m in heaven. Also, on New Year’s Day, we have a traditional southern meal (collard greens, ham, and cornbread) to help bring you luck.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?  “Failure is not falling down, but staying down.” Mary Pickford

If you could relive any moment…what would that be? My wedding day! It was a blast!

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was in 4th grade. From the windows of my school, you could see the planes attacking the Twin Towers. My dad works in New York City, and no one could get him on the phone because service was jammed. Thankfully, he was ok. It is a day that I’ll never forget.

Articles

Alert Day: Snow moves in tonight, impacts likely on Halloween

Early-season snow sparks excitement at Tyrol Basin

From scares to the slopes

Does solar power make sense in Southern Wisconsin?

Tonight at 10: Does solar power make sense in Southern Wisconsin?

'Making a Murderer' subject seeks clemency

Wisconsin mom charged in illegal vape cartridges operation

31 days of rain in 31 hours: Madison already above average for October rainfall

Wisconsin lawmakers vote to release suicide hotline funding

Wisconsin lawmakers to vote on suicide prevention funding

TripAdvisor changes ticket policy for animal attractions

Heavy rain could lead to flooding Tuesday, Wednesday

No rest for the waterlogged as more rain possible this weekend

More heavy rain possible to send summer off

Summer 2019: Hot across Northern Hemisphere, but southern Wisconsin stayed cool

Spooky September sky: Full harvest moon falls on Friday the 13th

Jerry Falwell Jr. faces backlash over emails

DNR board to consider rule closing grouse season early

August ending on a much drier note this time around

Pleasant stretch of weather until Monday

2 Wisconsin brothers missing in Missouri

Uber driver brings 2 sisters 200 miles from Madison to aunt's 100th birthday party in Minnesota

Aw, shucks! 'Corn sweat' can cause local spikes in humidity, heat index

Train fans turn out in Altoona to see Big Boy

Report: Dangerous heat index values could become more common in Wisconsin

Donna's Mediterranean pasta, tomato, asparagus, broccoli salad with basil dressing

How heat index values above 100 degrees impact you

Very warm Thursday afternoon, feeling like 110 degrees Friday afternoon

McCartney adapting 'It's a Wonderful Life' in his 1st stage musical

Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee

Heading toward a heat wave: Feeling like triple digits next week

When The Heat Hits The Streets: Hot and humid conditions arrive next week

Flash flooding, damaging wind hits Sauk County Wednesday evening

Madison hits 90 degrees Saturday; severe storms possible Sunday

Temperatures near 90 degrees for Shake the Lake on Saturday

The overlooked danger in severe weather: lightning strikes

Tesla budget provision targeted at senator who sells parts

Janesville Gran Prix resumes after severe weather passes through area

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