Dave Platta

Dave Platta

Sports Director

Before coming to WTVM, Dave worked at WGHP-TV in High Point, NC as weekend sports anchor, and at WLUK-TV in Green Bay, WI as a sports reporter/photographer. He also worked at WIFR-TV in Rockford, IL and KHQA-TV in Quincy, IL. Dave attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-TV. Originally from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, Dave is married and has two sons. Email me!

Recent Articles by Dave

  Cougar athletes reflect on NCAA, PBC decisions to cancel spring sports schedules

FPHL suspends season

Lady Cougars sweep conference opener; face possible cancellation of rest of season.

FPHL hands out suspensions to five River Dragons

Coronavirus affecting sports schedules and leagues at all levels

Vikings top Blue Devils in subregion opener

Former Central Red Devil suspended from LSU football program

  River Dragons rally for road shootout win over Thunderbirds

  Lady Cougars sweep opening day of Red-White-Blue Classic

  Americus-Sumter claims second state title in five years

  Lady Tigers seek first-ever state basketball crown

  Lady Panthers prepare for state finals

  Singleton signs with Shorter Hawks

  CSU men and women sweep USC Aiken to move to PBC Tournament semifinals

Lady Hawks prepare for state title showdown

No. 23 Cougars win sixth straight

  Knights top Gators to pick up 6th win of season

  Lanett’s state title hopes dashed in championship game

  Lady Red Devils fall in AHSAA state semifinals

  Meadows, Cadenhead lead Cougars to win over Montevallo

  Cougars top Hurricanes, Lady Cougars fall to GSW in final home game of regular season

  Opelika girls, Eufaula boys eliminated in AHSAA tourney; Americus-Sumter girls advance to GHSA semis

  Carver, Troup, Central-Talbotton advance to GHSA girls state semifinals

Austin no-hits Wolves to lead RusCo to win

Bouton and Brooks power Cougars to win over Flagler

  Greenwave advance to GHSA quarterfinals; Americus-Sumter boys and Troup girls also advance

  Cougars top Lakers; Lady Cougars fall to Clayton State

  Three area girls basketball teams advance to GHSA state quarterfinals

  Four area teams advance to AHSAA state semis on Tuesday

Cougars top Braves to clinch weekend series