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.

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.

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Air Force Pararescue Unit (Source: CBS4)

Behind The Scenes Of Secret Military Rescues

We’ve all heard of the elite Navy Seals, and their daring, secret missions, but there’s another elite military unit you’ve probably never heard of, until now.

CBS4–12/12/2014

Kids in Overtown were given cameras as part of a project that has made Art Basel. (Source: Through My Lens Project)

Art Basel Through My Lens

Right now Art Basel is all the buzz on Miami Beach and surrounding areas. You can find art selling for big money. And then there are exhibit featuring artists no one has ever heard of.

12/05/2014

Source: CBS4

Tips On Stopping Spousal Spying

The problem with stalkers is getting worse with the help of technology we use.

12/03/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

One-On-One With Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

When Carlos Gimenez became Miami-Dade’s mayor, he had a monumental task ahead of him

12/01/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Travelers Breeze Through Security Without TSA PreCheck

As you head to the airport to pick up loved ones or travel yourself you may notice something called TSA Pre-check lines.

11/26/2014

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CBS4 Puts Smoke Detectors To The Test

Firefighters say it’s the single most important item you should have in your house. A smoke alarm. But which kind is best at detecting a fire danger? CBS4 is putting them to the test and what we found surprised the fire marshal.

11/18/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida Student Aid Accounts Used In ID Theft

Fourteen students and former students of Miami Dade College were arrested in connection to a stolen identity tax refund fraud scheme. Accounts used by South Florida college students to receive financial aid were used in the scheme.

11/18/2014

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‘Tollmageddon’ To Start On The Dolphin Expy

The free ride is about to end on the 836. More than a dozen Sunpass toll points have been installed up and down the expressway. It means anyone driving on the 836 is going to pay, and for some they’ll be paying double. This CBS4 investigation looks into the tolls, who will be impacted and where all that money, nearly a billion dollars is going.

11/12/2014

(Source: CBS4)

You’ve Been Hacked

For the past few months CBS4 has been working with Hack Miami to reveal a side of hacking rarely seen. They showed us for less than $200 how they could hack practically any phone or laptop.

11/11/2014

It's an amazing sight. (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Journey Into The Everglades With The Alligator Whisperer

Can you imagine swimming with wild alligators in the Everglades? It’s not something anyone would ever consider doing in their wildest dreams except for Hal Kreitman.

CBS Miami–10/31/2014

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