Dave Cocchiarella, Meteorologist
News 13 meteorologist Dave Cocchiarella began his career in paradise, literally! This Florida native’s first broadcasting job was morning radio host for KPOI in Honolulu, Hawaii!
Dave Cocchiarella grew up in Satellite Beach. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a degree in Journalism. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Geosciences degree from Mississippi State University.
Dave's career has taken him from radio to television in cities like El Paso, Texas (KDBC-TV), Tallahassee, Florida (WGLF-FM and WTXL-TV) and a stint as the midday jock on 104.1 FM in Orlando.
A true lover of the outdoors, Dave enjoys surfing, mountain biking and spending time with his wife and two sons.
He says what he likes most about his job is interacting with the news anchors and meeting News 13 viewers.