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.
In addition to working at CBS4, David operates his own still photography company, David Sutta Photography, LLC. His work ranges from weddings to billboard ads that dot South Florida highways. The skyline backdrops for the CBS4 Studios and weather department were shot by David.
When Fabien Cousteau woke up today he did all the normal things you and I would do. Except he did it in the most unusual of places; at the bottom of the ocean.
Earlier this year in a CBS4 investigation, we showed you how drivers are beating red light camera tickets, while others are being taken for a ride. In this report, CBS4’s David Sutta continues his investigation on how cities may be setting you up to lose in what some are calling kangaroo courts. It’s a story that may leave you wondering…is this legal?
Childhood Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. ‘Fit Kids Day’ is a statewide initiative created for kids, by kids, and is dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles. We’ll talk about this initiative, how it works and how you can get your kids involved.
“Communities in Schools” in Miami is one of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school. The organization is releasing a national public awareness campaign featuring young people who have graduated from high school as a result of their involvement with communities to school. In the show viewers will meet a student who was struggling but now being recognized as the best turnaround student based on her improved behavior, attitude and good grades.
“If you have a minute, you can save a life,” that’s the message from the American Heart Association. The Association is pulling out all the stops this months to train Americans in lifesaving “hands-only” CPR. In the show viewers will see just how easy it can be to save someone’s life.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled all red light cameras installed by cities before 2010 were illegal and cities, like Aventura, may now have to return all those fines back to drivers.
In April the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to begin regulating E-cigarettes. The decision brought relief to some parents who felt it would make it harder for teens to get their hands on the nicotine vapor devices.
A month after the death of his son Calder, Chris Sloan is still trying to understand what happened to his 7-year-old son. “There is many horrible ways of children dying and it happens a lot of time, but there is something specifically horrifying, because this is just so random. Pool, lights a pool electrical system can kill a kid or can kill a person or you… it’s just so, such an unusual, random way of dying,” Sloan told CBS4. When Calder touched the pool light, electricity flowed through his body. His muscles contracted. The energy pulled his little body in and there was no chance of escape.
Turbulence is becoming a bigger problem that it used to be according to some pilots and scientists are concerned it is a result of climate changes.
Coral Gables police have released photos of a hefty thief wanted in multiple fraud cases not only in their city but Miami and North Miami as well. Police believe the guy in their photo has committed at least six different fraud cases all using the same method.