Dave Puglisi is an Emmy nominated journalist who joined FOX 35 in June of 2021.
Dave spent the past two and a half years reporting in his home state of Connecticut as the lead reporter for the state's number one broadcast, the FOX 61 News at 10. He’s covered some of the state’s biggest stories including the Disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, offering a voice to people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic and to people during social unrest following the death of George Floyd.
On two occasions he negotiated with hospital staff to allow families to see their dying loved ones one last time during the height of the no-visitor policy due to the pandemic. His coverage of one special woman, Jendayi Scott-Miller, and her attempt to feed the hungry plagued by the pandemic in her community led to the creation of a non-profit that feeds thousands a week. The organization is called the "Angel of Edgewood" after the nickname Dave gave Ms. Miller.
Dave has interviewed world leaders and has been sourced by the New York Times, the Associated Press and more. His coverage of a Black Lives Matter protest in Newington, Connecticut earned him a regional Emmy Award nomination.
Dave is also an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven where he teaches journalism classes. Dave is a former Media Production Specialist and professor at Quinnipiac University.
Dave graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Sports Journalism from Quinnipiac. He also has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from New Haven.
Dave is a passionate sports fan with allegiances to the New York Rangers, Mets and Giants. He also dreams of the day the Whalers come home to Hartford, CT!
New video shows how much flooding there is inside several homes in Geneva, Florida. Residents brought FOX 35 News into their flooded homes by boat to see the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Couches, beds, refrigerators, and much more inside their homes are underwater.
Parts of Orlando struggled to handle the rains that came with Hurricane Ian. Some places saw 10 to 16 inches of rain. This caused lakes to overflow from Lake Eola to Lake Venus in Orlo Vista.
The Gulf Coast is bracing for impact. The FOX 35 Storm Team Thunder Truck traveled across Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. Our crew found businesses boarding up, people evacuating and anyone hunkered down praying for the best.
New Port Richey residents are preparing their homes and hoping to ride out the storm.
It’s the calm before the storm. Not only are the skies calm along the beachfront but so are the hardened residents who are no strangers to hurricanes.
Residents in a Longwood neighborhood where a jogger was attacked are holding a walk in a show of support. The "Warriors of Wekiva" walk hopes to unite the community and give a warning to anyone else who might try something like that in their neighborhood.
Locals show support for child in critical condition
Orlando Police are on the lookout for a man they said threatened to rape a woman in Lake Nona, and have increased patrols in the area. It happened as she was walking her dog Sunday morning in the Laurette Park neighborhood.
A Florida man is behind bars for allegedly offering to buy a woman's child for $100,000. As two families tell FOX 35 News, this isn't the first time he has done this.
The clock is counting down to liftoff. NASA’s Artemis I on Monday, August 29, will be the first of a series of launches to explore the moon and Mars. However, the launch window falls right in the heart of the morning commute.