David Sutta

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David Sutta joined the CBS4 news team in April of 2007. As South Florida native, David adds local perspective to his Emmy award winning storytelling.  David covers a gamut of issues for the station including housing, politics, and the environment.  In addition to reporting he conducts a number of special project long format stories for CBS4.

Prior to moving back to South Florida, David worked as a crime reporter for the NBC affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida. Over five years he covered nearly a dozen hurricanes, several high profile cases, presidential visits, and National Guard deployments. He also produced several in-depth investigations as the station’s first Chief Investigative Reporter. Some of those investigations prompted major changes including the way schools are secured and how Florida Highway Patrol does enforcement on the interstate.

David got his start in news at the NBC affiliate in Miami, WTVJ. As an intern he learned as much as possible and quickly became a utility player. David eventually became an associate producer and then producer. He is credited with helping the station transition to server based newscasts. Some of his systems are still in use there today.

David is a graduate of Florida State University where he co-created and anchored the first student run college show (Sportschop) for network air. He also helped establish and report for FSULIVE, the college’s first daily live newscast program. He is a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) and he attended Miami Killian High School.

Family comes first for David. He’s the second oldest out of five children. Despite his allegiance to the Seminoles, David is still an avid Miami Hurricane fan. When the two play each other you should avoid him! When he’s not digging up a story you can find David playing basketball, skiing, traveling, and scuba diving in the Keys.

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Marijuana is being grown and harvested legally here in South Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Hopes High For Passage Of Medical Marijuana Amendment

In just a couple of weeks Florida will vote whether to legalize medical marijuana.

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Ballot Breakdown: A Recap Of The Amendments You’ll Vote On

CBS4’s David Sutta takes a closer look at what you are voting on so you can make an informed decision.


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Ballot Breakdown: Amendment 1, Pro Or Against Solar Energy?

This November we will be voting on a series of amendments. One of them involves solar power and whether utility companies can charge solar users special fees.


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Ballot Breakdown: Pros, Cons Of Medical Marijuana In Florida

This November you will be voting on whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. CBS4’s David Sutta breaks down the amendment, naming the pros of legalizing it, the cons of doing so and what it will mean for you.


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Space Coast Experiencing Tropical Storm Force Winds From Hurricane Matthew

Tornado chasers are out along the Space Coast as the area sees tropical storm force winds as Hurricane Matthew moves north.


It’s been a trying day for the Space Coast as locals made a run on water,gas and shutters ahead of Hurricane Matthew. (Source: CBS4)

Trying Day For Space Coast Amid Rush For Water, Gas Ahead Of Matthew

It’s been a trying day for the Space Coast as locals made a run on water and gas ahead of Hurricane Matthew.


Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez and two friends killed in boating crash along Government Cut on September 26, 2016. Fernandez's boat could be seen upside down. (Source: CBS4)

Safety Of Government Cut In Question After Fernandez Crash

It’s 9 o’clock at night. The sun has vanished and darkness takes over the South Florida coastline. A boat pulls up alongside the Government Cut jetty where the boat of Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez slammed into the rocks days before.


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911 Technology Getting Much Needed Upgrades

More and more dispatchers are having a hard time finding callers because the calls are coming from cellphones. But that’s about to change.


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Police Union Asking Deputies To Not Escort Dolphins Until Players Stand For Anthem

The Dolphins will open up with their first home game of the season next week against the Cleveland Browns. The question is will the Broward Sheriff’s Office be escorting them to the game?


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Second Chance For Miami Gardens Mayoral Candidate After Bid Canceled Over Check Mistake

It’s another South Florida election mess up, with the results tossed today by the Florida Supreme Court.



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