About David Brunner
As a TV/Radio Reporter for network and local stations; A News Director for major markets in TV and Radio and as a talent manager and consultant on the national and local levels, David Brunner has seen and worked with great talent in front and behind the TV cameras and radio microphones for over 2 and a half decades. Throw in a couple seasons of minor league Play-by-Play, a few years of representing professional athletes and an Emmy for reporting, David has done almost everything in the broadcasting world. His wide range of experience makes him unique at understanding, advising and mentoring talent from all market sizes. Throughout his career he has made a long list of contacts and loyal friends and clients. Founded in September 1993 by David Brunner, DB & Associates was born and has since become a top premier full service agency representing the best talent in the TV & Radio industry.
Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets David apart.
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, David now resides in Central PA with his wife, Annette. They have a son, Chad; two German Shepards named Bella and Koufax and two cute cats, Kimo and Bibi. David, referred to by most as “DB,” is proud of his family, loyal clients and his strength in beating cancer twice! DB is a huge baseball fan, voracious reader and loves to share his stories of the business. When not hiking with his wife and dogs, Brunner loves listening to all genres of music and attending concerts. His favorite artists are Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, The Carpenters and Ella Fitzgerald. David values life, relationships and enjoys spreading the message of Live, Laugh and love everyday!
Activities & Affiliations
- Animal Rights PETA and WWF
- Volunteer for Special Olympics
- Volunteer for Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Volunteers and raises money for American Cancer Society and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- DB’s broadcasting idols growing up were Tom Snyder, Charles Kuralt, Dick Enberg and Dan Ingram
- His favorite athletes are Lou Gehrig, Sandy Koufax, Steve Rogers, Kevin Shaffer, and Julius Erving
About Phil Andrews
Phil’s love for broadcasting dates back to his junior year in high school while working for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network in Vicenza, Italy. That early media exposure helped set the stage for a 35-year broadcasting career.
As a communications major at the University of New Hampshire, he worked at the student radio station as a disc jockey, news anchor, sports director and play-by-play announcer. Like many college graduates, Phil started his television career in a small market and worked his way up the ladder with stops in Manchester, NH, Hartford, Ct, Philadelphia, Pa, and New York City.
Along the way he worked with some of the best talent in the business, interviewed some of the biggest names in the game and covered just about every major sporting event imaginable. Despite the accolades and awards however, Phil says his biggest accomplishment was passing his wealth of knowledge along to young, aspiring broadcast journalists looking to carve their own niche in the industry.
Phil will not only bring his wealth of knowledge to the agency, but also his tremendous mentoring skills as DB & Associates continues to shape the future of industry talent.
Based out of Philadelphia, Phil is married with three adult children.
What They Are Saying
Phil Andrews has been a guiding force in my career. I had the opportunity to work with Phil as a football analyst on Philly Sports Spotlight. His knowledge and easy going style made him a pleasure to work with. Since that time I have enjoyed success as a college football analyst for ESPN, Fox, and the American Sports Network. I highly recommend Phil Andrews and his services to broadcast professionals.
Former NFL Tight End/Football Analyst
As a young sportscaster I had the privilege of working with Phil at a very important point in my career. His years of experience in the business helped me improve more quickly through sharing constructive thoughts as he helped streamline my on-air abilities.
He was also a great person to work with. Phil and I shared as many laughs as we did stories covered. His good nature puts people at ease, and you immediately know he’s someone you can trust. Phil is one of the most generous people I know, and it only seems fitting that he’d now be in a role sharing his experience with others to help them achieve their dreams.
Spectrum News, Los Angeles
Phil Andrews played a key role in my sports broadcasting career. During an internship at WPVI TV in Philadelphia, he shared countless writing tips that helped me throughout my career. He also helped me and many others get on the WPVI set to record anchoring segments for our resume reels. When it was time to put my reel together he helped me pick the clips to use for my montage. I couldn’t believe he would actually take the time to do that, but it showed how much he cared about the success of others.
He was never too busy to answer questions during my internship and would always respond when I reached out well after my internship. Phil is a broadcasting veteran, very down to earth and always willing to pass on valuable knowledge. I’ve spent close to 20 years in sports broadcasting and Phil is one of the major influences on my career.
David “DB” Brunner
DB in his Reporter Days
“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching”
– John Wooden
“Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be. Your character is what you really are”
– John Wooden
“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent”
– John Wooden
“Talent is God-give. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful”
– John Wooden