David Bloom (May 22, 1963 – April 6, 2003) was an NBC journalist (co-anchor of Weekend Today and reporter) until his sudden death in 2003 at the age of 39. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends Weekend Today is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC Television network.
David Bloom grew up in Edina, Minnesota, an avid ice hockey player and state champion high school debater. Minnesota ( Native Americans demonstrated the name to early settlers Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Debate ( American English) or debating ( British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational Argument.
Bloom attended Pitzer College in Claremont, California from 1981 to 1985 where he was a national debate champion. Pitzer College is a private residential liberal arts college located in Claremont California, a College town approximately east of Claremont is a College town in eastern Los Angeles County, California, USA, about 30 miles (45 km east of downtown Los Angeles California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. A bachelor's degree is usually an Undergraduate Academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three four or in some cases and Political science is a branch of Social sciences that deals with the theory and practice of Politics and the description and analysis of Political systems
He began his television career at WKBT-TV in LaCrosse, Wisconsin covering local government stories. WKBT (NewsChannel 8 is a CBS television affiliate serving West Central Wisconsin, including La Crosse (its City of license) and La Crosse is a city in and the County seat of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States
Bloom next worked in Miami, Florida, for WTVJ-TV. KWCH, channel 12 is the CBS -affiliated Television station for Wichita Kansas that is licensed to Hutchinson. Wichita (ˈwɪtʃɪtaː is the most populous City in the US state of Kansas, and the county seat of Sedgwick County. Kansas ( is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American " Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the WTVJ, channel 6 is the NBC owned-and-operated Television station for South Florida, licensed to Miami. While covering Hurricane Andrew, the storm that devastated south Florida, showed David in his element — in the middle of the big story. Hurricane Andrew is the second most powerful and the last of three Category 5 hurricanes that made U Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the In 1991, he won a regional Emmy for investigative journalism for his report on South Florida's role in the shipment of arms to Iraq. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. He won both the Peabody Award and the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for his hurricane coverage. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA is a membership organization of radio television and online news directors producers executives and educators with both a Canadian
In 1993, Bloom joined NBC News as correspondent in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1995. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) NBC News is the news division of American Television network NBC, a part of NBC Universal, which is majority-owned by General Electric Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Bloom later became NBC's White House correspondent. See also Executive Office of the President of the United States The White House, formerly known as the Executive Mansion, is the Official residence
In 1999, Bloom was named co-anchor of Weekend Today, a position he served until his untimely death. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Weekend Today is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC Television network.
Bloom was panned by some media critics for having portrayed the initial phases of the land invasion of Iraq as sterilized and bloodless. Some felt his reporting made the invasion seem like a glamorous and exciting adventure leaving out all the death and destruction that was occurring all around him. Still others gave him high marks for his down-to-earth and realistic coverage that helped viewers relate to what was happening, hour by hour.
He will be remembered for his creation of the "Bloom Mobile," an Army tank recovery vehicle retrofitted by Miramar, Floria based company Maritime Telecommunications Network with live television and satellite transmission equipment so he could continuously broadcast reports as troops made their way toward Baghdad. Maritime Telecommunications Network (known as MTN) is a Satellite telecommunications service provider headquartered in Miramar Florida, USA 
Bloom was traveling with the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq when he suddenly died due to deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism. The 3rd Infantry Division &mdashnicknamed the Rock of the Marne &mdash is a United States Army infantry division based at Fort Stewart, For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. In Medicine, deep vein thrombosis (also known as deep-vein thrombosis or deep venous thrombosis and usually abbreviated as DVT) is the formation Pulmonary embolism (PE is a blockage of the Pulmonary artery or one of its branches usually occurring when a venous Thrombus (blood clot from a vein  Bloom's death has sparked various conspiracy theories. The most widespread of which claims that Bloom was poisoned because he had obtained footage of US Army officers speaking with Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden, with some spelling variations is the name used in English to refer to (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن born 10 March
The David Bloom Award was established by the Radio & Television Association in 2006 to honor excellence in enterprise reporting. ABC World News Tonight co-anchor Bob Woodruff received the award in its first year. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff (born August 18, 1961 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is an American Television Journalist
Bloom was a Roman Catholic. His funeral was held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
David considered his most passionate role the family man, and was survived by his wife, Melanie, and three daughters. The Blooms were residents of Pound Ridge, New York at the time of his death. Pound Ridge is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous His wife was Melanie Bloom who now works with the Coalition to Prevent DVT. They have 3 daughters: Nicole, Christine and Ava
David's widow, Melanie, married Dan McNulty in 2008