Dave Kunz
Dave Kunz has been an employee of ABC7 for a quarter century, becoming the Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist in February, 2001. In addition to his duties as a photographer and editor, his on-camera work makes ABC7 the only station in Southern California with a dedicated reporter covering automobiles and related topics.

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, Dave always gravitated toward the Southern California car culture that was all around him. His television career started in an unusual way, however. Dave was offered a "temporary, part-time job" at KABC-TV while in college as a business major. Though business would always be something to fall back on (keeping his family happy), broadcasting was continually calling his name. He went on to a formative career in television, first at KTLA and then back at KABC.

Eventually Dave was able to merge his career in television with his passion for things with wheels, and now gets to experience just about anything that runs on gasoline (or increasingly, clean new cars that don't use any), and bring them to Eyewitness News viewers. He is a member of both the Motor Press Guild and the Society of Automotive Historians. Dave also volunteers as an emcee at local vintage car shows such as the Newport Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance and the Art Center Car Classic.

Dave spends his free time with his wife, Suzanne, who helps him keep a small collection of classic cars in (usually) running order.

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Glendale, CA 91201

Dave's Stories
Audi now offering 5 pure electric models while not shying away from gasoline-powered vehicles
German auto brand Audi is moving headstrong into the electric era with two new e-tron crossovers, bringing its total EV lineup to five. Audi says that's more than any other automaker.
LA Auto Show kicks off with electric vehicles in the spotlight
"'Prius' and 'sexy' have not been used in the same sentence...until now," said David Christ of Toyota USA when introducing the newest Prius model at the LA Auto Show.
New Lexus RX model SUV follows long line of best sellers
This fifth-generation RX series from Lexus offers new styling with some tweaks to smooth the shape out a bit.
Electric-car startups like Irvine-based Rivian see opportunity in EV future
As the automotive world heads into the electrified era, you'll see new brands like Irvine-based Rivian hit the market.
Making the switch to an EV? This company uses subscription pricing to ease cost at charging stations
A company called EVCS have been busy installing charging stations and quick-charging stations in many areas that may have been overlooked in the past. They're also trying the innovation of subscription pricing to ease the cost of power access.
Pierce College in Woodland Hills unveils new $22 million automotive technology center
Pierce College has offered training for aspiring auto technicians for decades, but in the decades ahead, vehicles are going to evolve quite a bit, and this institution is set to teach a new generation of techs to work on them.
Electric vs. gas: EVs are the future but gasoline engines might be here to stay
Are vehicle brands willing to completely discontinue conventional cars if most buyers aren't too keen on making the switch?
Hot Wheels searches for local customs to make miniature toy versions
"We've done over 25,000 cars over the past 50+ years, so it's got to be unique and stand out from what we've already done," said Hot Wheels design chief Bryan Benedict.
New Mercedes SL features increased power, advanced tech and higher price
The 2022 model of the iconic Mercedes SL sports coupe comes with a backseat and increased power, for a heftier price tag.
Orange County Auto Show returns to Anaheim Convention Center after 2 year hiatus
The OC Auto Show has been taking place for some 60 years, but was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.