Dave Bender anchors the weather Monday through Friday at 4, 5, 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. He also hosts the segment “The Bender Show Ender” as well as “The 12 Daves of Christmas,” a CBS13 holiday tradition.

13 Questions With… Dave Bender!

  1. Where did you grow up? Born and raised in San Diego!
  2. What is your ideal scenario for a day off? Spending time with the love of my life, my wife Kelly.
  3. How did you decide to be a reporter/anchor? During college after making a couple TV appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman” I became enamored with TV.
  4. What was your favorite toy growing up? Loved slot cars…..now I love the real cars.
  5. Where is your favorite local place to eat? Oh there are so many….Renwood Winery in Amador County.
  6. Do you have any pets?  No…footloose and fancy free.
  7. What is your favorite social media platform? The CBS13 Weather App.
  8. If you didn’t work in TV news what would you be doing? Some form of entertainment. I have done improv comedy and have done lot of public Emceeing.
  9. What is the most memorable story you’ve covered at CBS13/CW31? Flying with and covering the Air Force Thunderbirds.
  10. What is your favorite season? Fall….by far.
  11. Who is the fellow reporter/anchor you text the most? I send Tony Lopez the most emails.
  12. When do you wake up on a workday? Weekend? Around 9am for my workday and as late as possible on the weekends.
  13. Favorite TV show? Movie?  I love “Galaxy Quest,”  Tim Allen is a hoot.

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