David Finfrock is the NBC 5 Weather Team chief meteorologist and can be seen weekdays on NBC 5 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Finfrock was honored by the Dallas Press Club with a Katie Award for Best Weathercast in Texas. Finfrock was also honored with the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Viewers Choice Award for Best Meteorologist. He has also been honored as a finalist for Emmy and Katie Awards for the work that he did as a documentary host. In both 2006 and 2007. Finfrock was awarded an Emmy for the weather special, "Tracking Texas Weather" and another for his work on NBC 5's 65th Anniversary special. He was also awarded a "Silver Circle" Emmy award, for career achievement, in what is now more than ly 40 years of on-air work.
Finfrock joined NBC 5 in 1975 as a meteorologist after spending time as a field researcher on the Juneau Icefield Research Program in Alaska. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology and also completed some graduate work while at Texas A&M.
He is a professional member of the American Meteorology Society and is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at University of Texas Arlington , and on the Board of the Audubon Society’s Dogwood Canyon Preserve in Cedar Hill. He has also been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and has delivered Meals on Wheels for more than 15 years.
In his spare time, Finfrock enjoys participating in walks and runs for various charitable organizations, and is an avid nature conservationist. David enjoys camping, traveling, gardening, genealogy, and antique maps. He is currently the editor of the newsletter for the Texas Map Society.
Finfrock's vacations sometimes veer into unusual territory. He has been to Iceland, Alaska, Antarctica, Easter Island and Mongolia. Other vacations are frequently spent as a volunteer. He has spent time doing ecological and archaeological research with the Earthwatch organization. He spent many weeks of vacation time doing volunteer work with the Sierra Club in National Parks, including Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend here in Texas, removing barbed wire fencing, repairing trails, and cleaning up trash dumps.
Finfrock and his wife, Shari, have two children, Jennifer and Ryan. He also has two grandchildren, Lauren and Emily, whom he delights in spoiling at every opportunity.