WGME-13's Dave Eid grew up not too far away in Auburn, Massachusetts. Even at a very young age I knew I wanted to somehow be involved with Sports when I got older. One of my greatest thrills as a youngster was going to Fenway Park with my dad, brother and sister.
We would go to a few games every year and I remember how excited I would get walking up the ramp along the first base side and the first thing I would see is that big Green Monster in left field. As a youngster I played both Ice Hockey & Baseball. I attended St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, MA, earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Curry College in Milton, MA and then went on to earn a Masters Degree in Broadcast Communications from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Once I graduated from Marquette I had a really tough time finding a job in television. Believe it or not I sent out 787 resumes and cover letters to stations all over the country and landed.zero jobs! I was really disappointed and thought long and hard about possibly switching careers. I had a good friend from Milwaukee who was working at a small tv station in Rhinelander, WI.
My friend convinced me to come out to the Midwest and intern under him and maybe just maybe land a job. So that’s exactly what I did. I packed up my Toyota Corolla and drove 12-hundred miles to Rhinelander where I interned at night and worked at the Holiday Inn during the day.
After 3 months or so , I was hired as a news reporter and shortly after promoted to the Sports Department. From there I went to WVII-TV in Bangor, ME and then Fox 51 in Portland, ME. In January of 1996 I was hired by WGME-TV and have been there ever since.
I consider it an honor to bring our viewers the Sports each and every night. Whether it’s covering a Super Bowl or a State Championship there’s no other job in the world I would rather have. In 1996, I also married my best friend Lisa DeBlois. We have two beautiful children. My son Drew is currently 21 and plays ice hockey for Worcester State University and this fall my daughter Danielle will be a Freshmen at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.