David Harker is happy to be a part of FOX 47 as your evening meteorologist. Being from South Bend, Indiana, David is no stranger to the changes in weather Mother Nature brings to The Midwest. David has had a love for weather since he was a young child, and was able to fulfill his dream of becoming a meteorologist when he received his B.S. in Geography with emphasis in Meteorology and Climatology in December of 2006 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He was also a part of Newlink Indiana, a student run news organization at Ball State, where he produced weathercasts for WIPB.
David moved from his home in South Bend to KAVU-TV in Victoria, Texas in July of 2007, where he spent 3 years forecasting the heat and hurricanes. He also was in the thicket of Hurricane Ike, as it beared down on Galveston, Texas in 2008. The highlight of his meteorological career was back at Ball State University in 2005 when he, along with 14 other students, traveled to The Great Plains in search of severe weather and tornadoes; his group was lucky enough to see 11 tornadoes that summer. David also storm chased in October 24th, 2001 in South Bend, where 3 tornadoes touched down, causing St. Joseph County, Indiana to be in a 24 hour shutdown.
David is happy and grateful to be back in The Midwest. Catch him along A.J. Hilton weeknights on FOX 47 News at 5:30 and TEN!