- KCRAReporter, present
David Bienick is part of the KCRA 3 political news team, as well as a general assignment reporter. Before joining the KCRA 3 News team, David had never been west of the Mississippi.
A native of upstate New York, David graduated from Syracuse University in 1992. David speaks fluent French and earned a Master's degree from the Centre de l'enseignement du journalisme in Strasbourg, France.
He worked briefly for ABC News in Paris, helping cover the 50th anniversary of D-Day. In 1994, David joined our Hearst-Argyle sister station WPTZ-TV in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York. He covered everything from Quebec's separation referendum to Hillary Clinton's campaign for U.S. Senate. He has also traveled to Greenland to cover arctic survival training and spent a night sleeping under the ice.
In the fall of 2000, David drove 3,000 miles across the country to join KCRA 3.
He was one of the first reporters on the scene when a truck crashed into the State Capitol in January 2001. He's also been on the frontlines of several Northern California wildfires.
Since settling down in Sacramento, he's gotten married and with his new wife, he has become active with the local chapter of the Alliance Francaise.