David Finfrock Through the Years

Meteorologist David Finfrock has been with NBC 5 more than 40 years. Take a look back at his more than four decades of DFW weather coverage.

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Meteorologist David Finfrock (left) with then-Chief Meteorologist Harold Taft (center) and meteorologist Scott Chesner (left).
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A viewer sent Finfrock this photo from 1974. David is seated at the bottom right. This is where it all started. He graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock (left) with then-Chief Meteorologist Harold Taft (center) and meteorologist Scott Chesner (left).
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Meteorologist David Finfrock on the set when we were 5 Action News.
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Early 1980's photo of David Finfrock, Harold Taft and Scott Chesner, along with some of the NBC5 Weather Watchers at the NBC 5 Studio on Broadcast Hill in Fort Worth.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock working with a black and white satellite map.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock with a full color map with graphics. My how far on-air graphics have come!
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NBC 5 viewer Gregg Graham sent this Wind Chill chart from the paper to Finfrock. Even in the 80s they were the weather experts! Finfrock was the meteorologist in the mornings and at noon. Chief Meteorologist Harold Taft anchored the news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock, with glasses, on the 5 Action News set.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock with a doppler radar map -- ahhh the old days!
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Meteorologist David Finfrock, before lasik, off the set and reporting from outside.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock (right) on the set with Brad Wright. Look at that set!
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An Action News photo from the early 80s. David is in the center, you can see his mustache and glasses, to his right is Bobbie Wygant.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock working hard in the weather center in our old building on Barnett Street.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock takes on hurricane-force winds in a wind tunnel at the University of Maryland.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock loves gardening, here he's helping with a community projects.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock striking a pose alongside our radar, but that was long before the S-Band Radar.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock on an updated version of the NBC 5 Weather Center at our studios on Barnett Street.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock without the glasses, headed to the set.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock at home in front of the green screen.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock at home in front of the green screen.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock during hurricane coverage.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock during hurricane coverage.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock presenting the current weather in standard definition with a then-current computer system.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock using storm tracking technology to let viewers know when severe weather would strike.
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December 22, 1975 was David Finfrock's first day at NBC 5. A lot has changed since then. This is the map he used back in the day. David is big into maps, as chronicled by our media partners at The Dallas Morning News. He is currently the editor of the newsletter for the Texas Map Society.
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Meteorologist David Finfrock stopped by the Lone Star Family Farm in Stephenville with the Texas Thunder Truck on October 14, 2017 and took some time to teach some children about weather chasing.
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When they play, David Finfrock is a fixture on the station softball team. He plays multiple positions and is not bad at bat!
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David Finfrock circa 2011.
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David Finfrock circa 2012.
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David Finfrock circa 2012.
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David Finfrock circa 2013.
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David Finfrock circa 2015.
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David Finfrock circa 2017.
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The NBC 5 Weather Experts (left to right) Samantha Davies, Brian James, David Finfrock, Grant Johnston, Rick Mitchell and Keisha Burns.
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