David Madden is a Philadelphia native with virtually a lifetime of experience in radio.
At the tender age of 13, his news reports were heard on WIBG from time to time. His first paid on-air position was as a freelance reporter for WIBG in the early ’70s while attending high school at St. Joseph’s Prep. Later, while attending Temple University, he reported news on WIFI-92. Madden graduated from Temple in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech, rhetoric and communications.
After graduating, Madden became the news director at WBUX-AM in Doylestown before moving to WWDB-FM as a reporter, morning news anchor and assistant news director between 1978 and 1982. From there, he went to work for WFIL, where he anchored news and sports reports through 1985. He also served as a host of the two-way talk show “Crossfire.” Next, Madden moved to Harrisburg, where he ran the news department at WKBO.
It was during this time, in 1986, that he began his tenure at KYW Newsradio as a part-time reporter. After leaving Harrisburg in 1987, he briefly split his time between KYW and WTOP in Washington, D.C., before joining KYW full time in March 1989 as a general assignment reporter. He has served in a variety of roles at KYW, both in the suburbs and New Jersey, where he was named South Jersey bureau chief before retiring from the reporting ranks in August 2020.
In November 2018, Madden was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame. He remains with KYW as a part-time anchor on the weekends and occasionally fills in during the week. He was the first anchor heard on KYW’s new 103.9 FM channel on the morning of Nov. 23, 2020.
Madden resides in Gloucester County, New Jersey, with his wife, Teri, and their menagerie of cats.