Dave Silver silver, a superb journalist, worked in print and on the radio far into his seventies. North Coast News announced his death today at the age of 76.
“It is with extreme grief that we share with you the loss of our beloved reporter, Dave Silverbrand,” the North Coast News TV crew wrote on Facebook on Friday. “He’s already missed in our newsroom. A Celebration of Life announcement will be made soon.
Dave Silverbrand’s Cause of death
Dave began his career at KIEM and has since worked at every station on the Northcoast, bringing his innovative storytelling everywhere he goes. He had an uncanny ability to unearth human interest tales in the most unexpected locations. According to December 2022 sources, he is under hospice care for an illness. However, the specific explanation has yet to be disclosed.
He died quietly this morning at St. Joseph Hospital, with his loving wife Maria by his side, according to a post. A funeral ceremony will be placed at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Eureka on Friday, January 13th, at 1 p.m. Please keep Dave’s family in your thoughts and prayers. His loss is already felt deeply, and it is a painful day for everyone. This was the final photograph of him taken on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2022. Please share your best Dave memories and images in the comments. Thank you very much.
Who was Dave Silverbrand?
Silver brand, who was born on August 13th, 1946, has always been a storyteller. He grew up on the Central Coast and was born in King City, south of Salinas. His high school English teacher assigned him to cover a local council meeting, which aided in the start of his journalistic career.
He earned a BA in journalism from San Jose State and then worked as a television reporter on the opposite side of the country in Maine. He worked as a broadcast reporter for WGME 13 in Portland, Maine, for over 20 years. During that period, he developed an interest in feature reporting and the pursuit of stories that added to “the fabric of existence.”
While residing on the East Coast, he wrote two books on amazing people: “Marvelous Mainers” (1984) and “Dave’s People: A Maine Television Adventure,” both of which were published in 1982. He returned to California in the early 1990s. He earned a master’s degree in English with a concentration in writing instruction from what was then known as Humboldt State University in 1998. Later, he taught journalism at the College of the Redwoods.