He was executive editor of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine from 2015 to 2016, earning the prestigious Rondo Hatton Award two years in a row for Best Classic Magazine as well as the award for Best Interview of the Year for his one-on-one with Mel Brooks on the 40th anniversary of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.
Prior to that, David logged 13 years in the trenches at ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT writing about/interviewing celebrities and filmmakers as senior editor of ETonline.
David was the one who broke the news, worldwide, that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher were returning to STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS — a full year before Disney announced it officially — because Hamill told him so.
David has hosted and moderated Comic-Con panels and screening Q&A’s at Arclight Cinemas and other venues, and has appeared on camera for multiple junkets, red carpet events, and segment interviews. He has held countless exciting and lackluster jobs behind a keyboard and running around on a movie set, from being a “towel wrangler” on CAST AWAY with Tom Hanks to consulting as a story analyst for Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions.
David (aka @TikiAmbassador on Twitter) often gravitates to anything having to do with the ’70s and ’80s, retro pop culture — and yes, all things TIKI.
He considers himself to be a “nostalgia curator.”