David Michael DeBarger was born on June 29, 1944 in Washington DC. He is the son of Charles F. and Mary W. DeBarger. Dave is married to Cheryl (McGlory) and they have two sons.
He received his Bachelor Degree from the University North Carolina in 1966.
His career included working at WUNC-television, Chapel Hill NC, 1963-1966, as a production technician. After graduation, he moved to WGBH-television, Boston, MA from 1966-1978, where he served in several positions, including executive producer. Dave moved to KAET-television Arizona in 1978, serving as executive producer until 1983. He then worked for Samaritan Health Services in Phoenix for three years, as Video Production Manager. In 1986, he moved and served as director creative services at WCVE/WCVW, Richmond, VA until 2010. From 1984 to 2017, he also had his own freelance production company, Dard Star Productions.
He is a Member National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and served as president of the Arizona chapter from 1981-1983. He has also been a member of the Virginia Production Services Association and the International Television Association.
David is now retired in the Richmond, Virginia area. He enjoys sailing, tennis, and camping among other pursuits.