Dave Aguilera has agreed to emcee an historic Astronaut Reunion August 29, 2015. The Shades of Blue Gala will Celebrate the Achievements and Accomplishments of Black Stars in Space. Dave has emceed our Galas for many years and is a strong supporter of our effort to encourage 250,000 youth to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career pipeline. Please see his bio from his web page that is attached.
Dave is a Colorado native. He is an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist born in Pueblo. He has worked in every television market in the state and has been at CBS4 a long time .. since 1993!
Having lived through and reported on many major weather events, including everything from droughts and floods to blizzards and tornadoes and has seen how the weather deeply affects people. He has been a TV and Radio broadcaster in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region since 1986.
He is, perhaps foremost, an optimist, which is a good thing to be when people tend to blame you for the bad weather. But no matter what the sky is doing, Dave looks forward to coming to work, and he always tries to bring a little sunshine into the lives of his audience, no matter what it’s doing outside.
As far back as his senior year in high school, Dave knew he wanted to work in television, but he assumed it would be delivering news. After graduating in 1987 from Colorado State University/Pueblo (formerly University of Southern Colorado) with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications/journalism, he found his direction shifting. His interests were definitely looking up – literally. Everything Dave wanted to know was now in the sky. He went on to earn a Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
He holds the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. Among radio and television meteorologists, the CBM designation is sought as a mark of distinction and recognition.
Dave is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorology Society and holds the Television Seal of Approval from both organizations.
Dave has worked as a weather anchor at KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico; KOAA-TV in Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Colorado; and at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. He also worked as a news reporter/anchor for KHOW-Radio and KOA-Radio in Denver, and as a Disc Jockey for KCCY, KRYT and KDZA, in Pueblo. In September 1993, Dave accomplished the goal he had set for himself in college by joining CBS4 as a meteorologist.
In addition to speaking to hundreds of elementary school students around the area, Dave participates in and emcees numerous events for non-profit groups throughout the year. He is on the board of directors for the Learning Source, a non-profit literacy group.
His hopes for the future are to continue to work for CBS4. Living in Denver, which he thinks is the “greatest city in the country,” means playing golf when the weather is nice, skiing when it’s snowing, and coaching his kids soccer and basketball teams in-between.
A special thank you to Dave for committing to our Gala. If you want to see Dave in action and support Our Shades of Blue email Captain Willie Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding tickets purchases. We look forward to seeing you at this historic Astronaut Reunion.
Dr. Andre Lanier
Shades of Blue