Dave Hovde: Not Just Another News Weather Guy

By John Holguin 

February 5, 2024
Dave Hovde, Chief meteorologist for KSBY news. (Photo credit: KSBY News)

The name “Dave Hovde'' may sound familiar to those who watch the local news channel, KSBY news. He is their Chief Meteorologist who usually does the weather segment for the news station. The 41 year old has been with KSBY news since 2003- that's 21 years of weather service for the central coast. However, many viewers probably don’t know how he has gotten this far in his career and where it all started for Dave Hovde. 

Dave Hovde is from the city of Fargo, North Dakota. However, he did not stay there for college, instead he attended Mississippi State and Portland State universities and graduated from Minnesota State University. His meteorologist career first started out in Bakersfield, where he was Chief Meteorologist for KERO-TV on channel 23 for the Bakersfield area. His knowledge of weather and reporting skills is very unmatched compared to many weathermen on other local news stations in California, which makes him stand out in the community.

Hovde has also been awarded the “Golden Mike award”, from the Radio and Television Association of Southern California for best television weather segment. Hovde has won this award six times, which  exemplifies his accomplishments as a weather man in the community. His on-camera presence is always relaxed, and his calm demeanor and attitude is what makes information about weather so clear. He keeps the community well informed about any upcoming storms and is always the first to report if there are any weather changes on the central coast.

But what does Hovde do off camera? Hovde loves to support his local community. He also enjoys engaging with schools, community groups and local events around SLO county. In his free time , he likes to go work out at the gym or play a little golf. Dave Hovde will always report his weather segment at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and the nightly 10:00 and 11:00pm airing of KSBY. He has been a big part of KSBY’s development and the news team only grows stronger by the day. 

Picture of Dave Hovde reporting the microclimate forecast on 2/24/23 (Photo Credit: KSBY)