The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Broadcast Pioneers member Dave Schratwieser joined the FOX 29 "Ten O'clock News" in 1994 as an investigative reporter.
Like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, Dave Schratwieser
investigates a story piece-by-piece until a clear picture emerges.
From organized crime and corruption to reporting on the courts, Fox 29
veteran crime reporter asks the hard questions and does the research to tell an accurate and fair story.
is well known for his
numerous contacts in law enforcement at the city, state and federal levels.
, launched his
television career with the New Jersey Network
(NJN) as State House Correspondent, Senior Producer and Assignment Editor.
While working with NJN, he broke a major story on medical waste being dumped on the Jersey Shore.
His hard-core investigative journalism continued at WCAU-TV, a CBS-TV owned and operated station (at that time), where he worked as the New Jersey Correspondent for 6 years.
While at WCAU-TV, he
reported from Saudi Arabia on Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and was nominated for three local Emmy Awards for investigative, enterprise and magazine format reporting.
Utilizing his proficient journalism skills and knowledge of government, Schratwieser altered his career direction and served as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.
Schratwieser says combining journalism with communication skills was a major asset when he worked in government.
In 1994, FOX 29 News offered him the opportunity to return to television as an investigative reporter, he
decided to go back to his
Dave Schratwieser (center) with his two sons
Bala Golf Club
, Philadelphia, PA
Friday, November 21, 2008
has continually received recognition for his
outstanding work as a reporter.
journalism career he
has been the recipient of numerous awards.
was voted Best Of Philadelphia 2004 by Philadelphia Magazine
has received 10 Emmy awards for Investigative Reporting, Spot and Feature News
has also received numerous reporting awards from the Associated Press
, the Radio and Television News Directors Association
, as well as a Headliners Award.
A Long Island native, Schratwieser began his journalism career in print media after graduating from the State University of New York and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.
His first job was as an investigative reporter and State House Correspondent for the News Tribune in Woodbridge, N.J. While working at the newspaper, he studied television reporting and production which led to his work with NJN.
has homes in South Jersey and Philadelphia.
A Long Island native, Schratwieser began his journalism career in print media after graduating from Rutgers University.
His first job lasted five years when he was an investigative reporter and state house correspondent for the News Tribune in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
While working at the newspaper, he studied television production which led to his work with NJN.
currently resides in Philadelphia with his
son Tyler graduated from Temple University
son Dan graduated from St. Joseph's University
free time, he
coaches travel and AAU basketball with his
is active in his
church, The River of Life Church
in Cherry Hill, N.J.
does volunteer work on the church's Dream Center Project in Camden.
likes to bike ride, jog and play basketball.
In 2008, Dave
was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers
of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame."