Priya David

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Priya David Clemens
Born Priya David
Chennai, India
Education University of Southern California
Occupation Communications Director, News presenter
Notable credit(s) KOIN Keep It Local (2009-10)
CBS Evening News (2008-2012)
The Early Show (2008-2012)
The Early Show Saturday Edition (2008–2012)
KTVU News (2005-07, 2010)
Spouse(s) Alex Clemens

Priya David Clemens is an American spokesperson based in San Francisco, California. (She is also known by her maiden name, Priya David.)

Clemens is the spokesperson for the Golden Gate Bridge District, handling communications and media for the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Ferry, and Golden Gate Transit bus system.[1]

Clemens has worked as a CBS News correspondent based in New York City, reporting for the CBS Evening News and for The Early Show, and filling in as an occasional Saturday and Sunday CBS Evening News anchor.[2] In 2008 and 2009. during the international sub-prime crisis, Clemens regularly reported on financial issues from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the CBS Early Show.

She has also worked for KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area as a reporter for Mornings on 2 and other news shows, and for MSNBC as an embedded presidential campaign reporter in 2004 - covering Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign and Dick Cheney's re-election bid, as well. Most recently, she worked as an anchor for KOIN, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon. She hosted Keep It Local, a daily, hour-long news show shot live at various locations in Oregon, and filled in as an anchor on KOIN's various news shows. At present, she freelances for KTVU and CBS News.

In September, 2011, she and her family were subjected to an armed raid of their Alameda, California home, by the Martinez Police Department, the FBI, and the Alameda Police Department. The law enforcement officials had a search warrant for the previous owners of the home, who had moved out nearly three months earlier when David and her husband purchased the home.[3]

Clemens was graduated with honors from Westmont College in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology and with a master's degree in broadcast journalism from University of Southern California in 2002.[4]

Clemens was born in Chennai, India. She grew up in Virginia, California, Brussels and London, where her father worked for an American company that worked with NATO.[5]