David joined ABC7 in 1996, and during that time has witnessed history worldwide, covering Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's tsunami. He traveled across Europe and Asia chronicling brave acts of the Nisei soldier from World War II.
Ono has attended two royal weddings, Prince William's in London in 2011 and Prince Harry's in Windsor in 2018. He's tracked drug runners through Central America and reported live from Boston after the tragic marathon bombing. He's covered terrorism from Paris not only in 2015 as the historic city was crippled with fear, but also in 2002 after a plot was foiled to bring down the Eiffel Tower.
Ono has trained with the FBI, the elite Los Angeles County Sheriff's SWAT team, ICE and the Los Angeles Port Police. Three times President Barack Obama has invited him to the White House, twice for exclusive one-on-one interviews, and once to make a speech about inclusion in America. Ono has extensively covered the Pope. He witnessed white smoke at the Vatican twice - in 2005 for the selection of Pope Benedict the 16th and 2013 for the selection of Pope Francis. He also covered Francis' historic visit to the United States in 2015 and his visit to Mexico in 2016.
David has produced multiple award-winning documentaries, two of which have made their way to the Smithsonian Institution.
David has won 9 Edward R. Murrow awards, 31 Emmys, 2 RTDNA National Unity Awards, 6 AAJA National Journalism Awards, and was honored with the Distinguished Journalist Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. He was also recently named LA Press Club Journalist of the year.
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'Napalm Girl' photographer, survivor reflect on 50th anniversary of iconic Vietnam War photo
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FACEism: Exposing chapters in our history that are often hidden, ignored
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Hatano Farm: Tiny farm with big history in Rancho Palos Verdes faces permanent shut down by the city
A small farm with a big history dating back to World War II sits on the Rancho Palos Verdes peninsula. But now, the city is voting whether to shut it down, and use the land for something else.
Remembering the attack on Pearl Harbor on its 80th anniversary
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Remembering the Japanese-American heroes who fought in WWII despite prejudice at home
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