David Collins is a general assignment reporter and a member of the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team. He has lived most of his life in the Baltimore-Washington area.
Collins was elected to the Shirts vs Skins Organization Board of Directors on March 7, 2017. Prior to that, since 2015, Collins served as head of Broadcasting and Media Coverage for the Annual Shirts vs Skins Basketball Classic Organizing Committee. Collins was instrumental in spearheading an internship program and mentoring mass communications students, teaching them proper interviewing technique.
Collins graduated from Towson University with a degree in political science, and has worked as a radio anchor, reporter and assistant news director in smaller markets. When the Maryland General Assembly is in session, you can find Collins scurrying through the halls of the State House, chasing down stories and holding lawmakers accountable.
Collins freelances for NBC News in Washington, and was the Washington Bureau reporter for King Broadcasting before coming to WBAL-TV.
Collins has won many journalism awards during his career, including a Gavel Award from the Maryland Bar Association for exposing corruption in the court system with regards to expert witness testimony. The Society of Professional Journalists recognized Collins for excellence in general reporting on a variety of topics.
In 2009, Collins’s coverage contributed to the WBAL’s winning a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for continuing coverage of the 2009 Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon indictments and trial, and a National Headliner Award for breaking news coverage of the 2009 Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon verdict. Collins’s coverage of the 2006 Maryland governor’s race contributed to WBAL-TV 11 News winning a coveted Walter Cronkite Award for political reporting. Collins has also won numerous awards from the Associated Press for Outstanding Enterprise Reporting, in addition to several Emmy nominations for investigative reporting.