Grand Junction, CO
Dave Ackert joined KJCT News 8 as Sports Director in August of 2020.
Before joining KJCT, Dave worked as a sports reporter for WPTZ in Burlington, VT and as a coordinator at CBS Sports in New York, NY. He's originally from New Paltz, NY.
Dave’s work as an anchor, reporter, photographer, editor, coordinator, ticker operator, production assistant, podcast host and play-by-play announcer has let him travel the country and widened his skill set to help with whatever the sports industry throws at him.
While in Vermont, Dave was able to cover multiple Vermont Catamounts America East Championships including runs to the NCAA Tournament. He’s also worked behind the scenes covering the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (including the Final Four) while at CBS Sports. He also worked for SNY-TV covering the New York Mets and done in-arena announcing for Army West Point Athletics.
Dave loves the excitement of working in sports and having the opportunity to share the incredible stories that come from the people involved in them, especially ones that bring everyone together. He looks forward to making a home here on the Western Slope as snowboarding season is always around the corner and may be the best part of the year!
You can find Dave on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites @AckAttackk or by searching for Dave Ackert.