Photographer/MMJ Dave Hatala


Twitter: @davehatala

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Education: BA in Communications, John Carroll University, 1981

Current Position/Job Duties: News videographer, multimedia journalist

Joined News 5: June 1980

Most Memorable Stories: Landing on and taking off from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower (CVN 69) with reporter Don Dunwell for a story on Ohio sailors going into harm's way.

Spending a day aboard NASA Lewis Research Center’s low gravity research DC9 with reporter Roosevelt Leftwich for a story on how the Reduced Gravity Research Program operates.

Awards/Honors: Multiple Emmy award winner. Cleveland Press Club, Ohio AP.

Role Model(s): The older members of our talented videography staff.

Favorite Sports Team(s): Any and only Cleveland teams.

Favorite Music: “Classic” rock.

Favorite Movie: Star Trek 2 – The Wrath of Khan.

Favorite Programs: Mad Men, Seinfeld.

Favorite Book: Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy.

Favorite Foods: Meat and potatoes.

Family: Wife, Stephanie. Children, Alyssa, Edmund and Kevin.

Pet: Nate the cat.

Hobbies & Interests: Reading, computers, computer gaming, aviation, flight simulation, poker.

Hidden Talent(s): Too many to name.

What I like best about Northeast Ohio:  The many recreational opportunities, Lake Erie, Metroparks, CVNRA

You're most likely to see me around town at: Walking around Brecksville or riding my bike

On the weekends I love to: spend time with family and friends.

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