David “Ping” Pingalore is a sports anchor and reporter for KTLA 5 News.

During Pingalore’s career, which spans more than 20 years, he’s covered four Super Bowls, two NBA Finals, the NCAA Finals Four and the Daytona 500.

“Ping” says his biggest thrill as a sports anchor and avid golfer was getting to know legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. The two played nine holes of golf together at Palmer’s country club in La Quinta, California.

Prior to joining KTLA, “Ping” was the sports director for 10 years at the CBS affiliate in Orlando, Florida. Before that, he worked in Cleveland, Ohio, and Johnstown and Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 2001, he flew along as a passenger with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Pingalore graduated from Jacksonville University the same year that the Jacksonville Jaguars started playing games in the NFL.

Recent Articles
  • Los Angeles Dodgers David Price, left, and Mookie Betts adjust their jerseys as they are introduced at Dodger Stadium on Feb. 12, 2020. (Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / Getty Images)

    Former Red Sox Mookie Betts, David Price Eager for New Starts With Dodgers

    Mookie Betts and David Price finally turned up in Dodgers jerseys on Wednesday, completing the journey from Boston to Los Angeles, where they’re expected to help end a World Series title drought dating to 1988. Neither seemed fazed by the trade that dragged out for over a week before it was finalized. Betts described the waiting game as “fun at times, kind of stressful at times.” Price said being moved from one storied franchise to another was “something special.” “It […]

  • Frank Vogel speaks to reporters at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo on Jan. 29, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lakers Coach Frank Vogel Describe ‘Deeply Saddening Time’ in Team’s 1st Interview Since Kobe’s Death

    In the team’s first media availability following Kobe Bryant’s death, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel on Wednesday described the difficult task of breaking the news to his players during a flight home from Philadelphia. “Some of them had heard, had seen the reports. Some had not,” Vogel told reporters. “So it was just a daunting task, which is grabbing these guys one-on-one and letting them know.” Vogel spoke at the UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo, where […]

  • Mike Bohn, left, is seen at Folsom Stadium in Boulder while serving as the University of Colorado’s athletic director on June 11, 2010. (Credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

    USC Hires Mike Bohn as New Athletic Director Nearly 2 Months After Lynn Swann Abruptly Resigned

    Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann abruptly resigned. Folt took over in July, and Bohn is the latest change atop the structure of an insular program beset by scandal and underperformance in recent years. “I will work tirelessly and relentlessly to make the […]

  • A map posted on the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles website shows the route for race on June 2, 2019.

    Streets, Freeway Ramps Close From Venice Beach to Downtown L.A. for Herbalife Triathlon

    The Herbalife24 Triathlon is happening Sunday, and with it comes street and freeway ramp closures from Venice Beach to downtown Los Angeles. The triathlon affects the southbound 405, eastbound 10 and the southbound and northbound 110 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motorists on Venice Boulevard, La Brea Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Hoover Street, Figueroa Street, Jefferson Boulevard, Wilshire Boulevard and Chick Hearn Court will see some closures between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. KTLA’s David Pingalore reports from the course […]

  • L.A. Rams in Atlanta for Super Bowl Opening Night

    The L.A. Rams are in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Monday was opening night for a week of events leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. David Pingalore reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Jan. 28, 2019.

  • Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    Kershaw Available for Relief as Dodgers Take on Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS

    Clayton Kershaw will be available in relief for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The winner of Saturday night’s game plays the Red Sox in the World Series, which starts Tuesday in Boston. Kershaw would be pitching on two days of rest. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is coming off a masterful outing in Game 5 on Wednesday, when he allowed one run and three hits while fanning nine […]

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