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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Max Cabrera was born with infantile spasms. His family believes a strain of medical marijuana could help him, but the hemp oil still isn't legal in Florida.  
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Florida’s Medical Marijuana Fails Those In Need

A new bill allowing medical marijuana in Florida appears to be making its way through the legislature but it may be too little to late, particularly for those who say they need it most.


Miami Beach Police arrested Rabbi Steve Karro, 55, on May 28, 2015 on molestation charges.  (Courtesy: Miami Beach Police)

Exclusive: CBS4 Obtains Recorded Call Between Accused Rabbi & Victim’s Mother

CBS4 has obtained the audio recording of a controlled call made under police supervision between a rabbi accused of molestation and the mother of the child. During the call, the rabbi maintains his innocence.


Former US Vice President Dick Cheney. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Former VP Dick Cheney, Sen. Marco Rubio Headline Sunshine Summit Dinner

The stage is being set in Orlando for a who’s who Republican presidential hopefuls.


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Never Toss Your Airline Boarding Pass

Whether you use an app on your phone or print out your airline tickets, more often than not you get a boarding pass at the airport.


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Father’s Fight For Safer Pools Heads To Daytona Beach

A father’s fight for safer pools in Florida heads to Daytona Beach.


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Local Lawyer Discusses Daily Fantasy Football Fiasco

If you have watched a game on television in the last two months, chances are you’ve seen one of those daily fantasy sports ads.


Barry Michaels wants to launch Avatar Airlines - an airline that uses advertisement to keep airfares low. 
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Man With Checkered Past Turns To Crowdfunding To Launch New Airline

A Las Vegas man was in South Florida is attempting to launch a new airline. He is planning $19 airfares, free WI-FI and bags fly free. Sound too good to be true? CBS4’s David Sutta thought so and looked into it.


Credit Card (Source: CBS4)

Chip Card Deadline A Day Away

Beginning Thursday, making a purchase with your credit card should be a lot safer – if.


Mike Petro, husband and father, has been in Key West trying to get his family out of Turkmenistan for months.
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Keys Father Fights For Family’s Return From Turkmenistan

A Key West family has been torn apart. What was supposed to have been a two week summer family visit to Central Asia has turned into a travel nightmare. A mother and her 4-year old son are stuck in a country that doesn’t seem to follow any real immigration rules.

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Glass shower doors are spontaneously exploding and causing injuries.  
(Source: CBS4)

Exploding Glass Doors A Growing Problem

A routine, nighttime, shower ended with an emergency room visit for a 9-year-old boy after his glass shower door suddenly shattered.



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