About Dave

Dave LieberCSP logo rode a bull in a rodeo (or two), interviewed the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, lived in a nudist colony for three days for a story and, once, helped solve a murder. The award-winning newspaper columnist doubles as a popular keynote speaker and certified professional speaker whose programs delight more than 100 audiences a year.

He customizes his programs for your particular area in the business world. As one of America’s top storytelling experts, he helps you understand how to use stories to build a higher profile, earn more sales and gain raving fans. Learn how to show and not tell. See how emotion and passion brings out everyone’s heart.  He is super-funny and engaging! 

Dave Lieber portrait TEDx 2013Dave works as The Watchdog investigative columnist for the highly-respected Dallas Morning News. His latest columns are available on The Dallas Morning News Watchdog page. He fights for Americans and shows them how to save time, money and aggravation. He works to expose corruption and make positive change.

In 2019, he won top prize in the nation's largest column-writing contest sponsored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

The contest judge noted: “Through a lively combination of consumer advocacy and investigative reporting, Lieber’s columns were models of suspenseful storytelling and public service.”

You can read his winning columns: 1) helping the widow of Officer J.D. Tippit, the Dallas police officer killed by Lee Harvey Oswald, get buried beside her late husband, and 2) helping a waitress who was harmed by an unscrupulous used car dealer.

watchdog_badge-profile-web-He is founder of a consumer rights movement —  WatchdogNation.com — which shows Americans how to protect themselves from thugs, thieves, scammers, and corporate skulduggery.

will rogers 4His heart is in the non-profit world. He’s co-founder of Summer Santa, one of North Texas’ largest children’s charities. For this, he won the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award. This honor goes to the U.S. newspaper columnist whose work produced positive effects on the lives of readers.

His newest book, his eighth, is called AMON! The Ultimate Texan. It’s the story of “Mr. Fort Worth” — Amon Carter who owned the newspaper, radio station AND TV station — and ran the town for 50 years.

Dave’s play of the same name debuted at Artisan Center Theater in Hurst, Texas in May 2019. It was an immediate hit, with 16 sell-out performances. The play is now enjoying a 2020 tour across Texas. Learn more at AmonPlay.com.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHis popular book, Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation, is a ground-breaking how-to guide that teaches you tips, tools and strategies to bite back when businesses and scammers do you wrong. The book won two national book awards for social change and once was named one of the top 10 consumer books of the year. Read the funny introduction.

dogofnightmareHis popular paperback — The Dog of My Nightmares: Stories by Texas Columnist Dave Lieber — is now in its fifth printing. Readers love the nearly 100 stories on a variety of subjects.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADave’s book, Bad Dad, is a Texas thriller about the worst 10 minutes of his life. Read Chapter One here. Watch the video trailer here.

High-Impact-Writer-cover-1-300x232Ideas, Tips and Strategies to Turn Your Writing World Upside Down. Dive deep into Dave’s writing world as he shares his secrets. In this detailed and fun manual, Dave shows you advanced storytelling techniques, humor writing tips, investigative reporting secrets, interviewing techniques and, most important, how to develop new styles of creativity. All designed to make you a high-impact writer in your community. The information provided works wonders for presenters of any kind.