Originally from "the other" Washington (not the state — but a small town in West Virginia), Dave Mistich joined NPR's Newscast unit in September 2019, after nearly a decade of filing stories for the network as a Member station reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
During his tenure at WVPB, Mistich covered breaking news and state government affairs, including a chemical spill that left 300,000 people without water for days, statewide teacher strikes, the impeachment of the entire bench of the West Virginia Supreme Court, and dozens of other stories that hit the nation's radar. He's won regional and national awards, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.
Mistich also had a previous life as a music journalist, documenting the rise of regional acts that went on to international prominence, including Tyler Childers.
In his spare time, Mistich plays on the world's best-worst softball team, Chico's Bail Bonds, out of Morgantown, W.Va.