David Fierro

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News Reporter


East Los Angeles College

University of Utah

Winston-Salem State University

Brigham Young University

Florida State University


Due to his work in the transportation arena, Fierro has a strong knowledge base on all things transportation, including intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles. One of his freelance clients is a freight and logistics software firm in Sydney.


David Fierro is a long-time communications professional and freelance writer. His experience includes stints in both the public and private sectors, where he has worked in print, ran his own public relations firm for 14 years, and worked for government agencies in Florida, Nevada, and Virginia.


David started his career in newspapers, working as a reporter and editor for publications in California, Utah, North Carolina, and Florida. Fierro also edited Florida Transportation Monthly, a business magazine in Florida.

His public sector assignments include director of public information for two FDOT districts, assistant director of public affairs for Virginia DOT, chief public information officer for the Nevada DMV, and director of communications for Florida’s Department of Children and Families, Northwest Region.

David ran his own public relations firm, DFA Communications, with a specialty in transportation agencies and consulting firms.


David attended East Los Angeles College, University of Utah, Winston-Salem State University, Brigham Young University, and Florida State University where he majored in journalism and mass communications.

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Lifewire represents a return to my first love—writing. I started out writing sports in high school and spent nearly 11 years in the print business. My career took me into public relations and overall communications, but I never lost my love for writing. Lifewire marks a full-circle return to where I started on this journey. I am enjoying the ride.

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