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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Tax Day, Tax Tips, College Tax Information

Protect Yourself From Tax Refund Theft

If you live in South Florida, chances are you or someone you know has been a victim of identity theft. Florida leads the nation in tax identity theft, where the crooks steal your tax refund. CBS4’s David Sutta has details of a new free program that will keep your identity safe.

03/11/2015

Newlyweds Tax Tips, Tax Tips

Tax Refunds May Take A Little Longer This Year

The deadline to file taxes is right around the bend.

03/10/2015

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Commissioners Take Another Step In Aim At Making Pools Safer

Miami-Dade commissioners took another step Tuesday in trying to make pools safer—and perhaps help some homeowners save money.

03/03/2015

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Controversial Video May Be Helping Drivers Dodge DUI Checkpoints

It’s the YouTube video that’s gone viral. In the video, a driver gets through a DUI checkpoint without lowering his window or even saying a word. The video, recorded in Florida on January 1st, has been viewed more than two million times. More videos are now surfacing claiming the tactics used are helping people beat DUI checkpoints.

02/18/2015

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Father’s Fight For Safer Pool Lights Heads To Tallahassee

It’s been ten months since Calder Sloan was electrocuted while swimming in his family pool. You may recall his self-portrait called mister awesome traveled the world following his death. Today state legislation was filed in Mr. Awesome’s name, legislation that may prevent further tragedies from happening.

02/17/2015

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Going Broke: Life After Sports

It’s the kind of money most of us could only dream of especially to play a game. Yet everyday professional athletes cash checks for millions of dollars.

02/12/2015

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Smartphones To Replace Keys & Wallet

More and more, smart phones are becoming one of the most important things carried. Not only does it connect family and friends, but one can bank, buy, and find just about anything in seconds.

02/10/2015

CBS4's David Sutta talks to hacker Greg Hanis. (Source: CBS4)

Confessions Of A Black Hat Hacker

Have you ever had your identity stolen or had your computer hacked? The answer is probably yes.

CBS Miami–02/06/2015

Food Truck Trouble

Food Truck Trouble? Do You Know What You Are Getting?

Food trucks are a fun and popular way to dine out but how do you know what you are getting? When you see what CBS4 discovered, you may lose your appetite.

CBS Miami–01/29/2015

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Experts Offer Advice On How To Protect Yourself From Cybercrime

Some big hacks made headlines in 2014…so what’s in store for cybercrime this year? Experts warn that hackers are getting more sophisticated and predict they’ll go after even bigger targets in 2015.

01/12/2015

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