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.
Voters in Miami-Dade County have approved a measure which will raise their property taxes to fund a major overhaul of the Jackson Health System.
After a long, at times circus-like, election season, Miami Beach’s mayoral race ended Tuesday night.
Earlier this year, Miami-Dade engineers sounded the alarm over Key Biscayne bridges that are actually crumbling into the ocean. In a panic, nearly $31 million dollars was shelled out for emergency repairs. Now documents uncovered by CBS4 reveal another set of bridges supposedly next to crumble and the tab to fix it is much bigger.
If you believe the headlines, millions of American’s health insurance policies are being cancelled at the moment—that includes Florida where letters are hitting mailboxes canceling some 300,000 Florida Blue Policies.
Early voting continues in Miami-Dade for a countywide special election in which voters are being asked to fund an overhaul of the Jackson Health System. Monday afternoon, the CEO of Jackson Health System cast his ballot.
Salvage crews spent Tuesday attempting to raise a 45 foot catamaran sunk in Biscayne Bay. The boat owner is still trying to figure out what happened Sunday afternoon, when 30 passengers had to make a swim for it. Thankfully nearby boaters came to their rescue.
It was around midnight Wednesday night, after the television news cameras disappeared from Doral City Hall and the words between two men were still being said. “Let’s be respectful,” one commissioner begged of the Mayor Luigi Boria.
Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera-Bower and funnyman candidate Steve Berke went head-to-head in the last mayoral election on Miami Beach. Tuesday night, termed-out Mayor Herrera-Bower and Berke joined forces to protest Philip Levine’s, another candidate, campaign move.
PortMiami is taking its container handling capabilities to new heights Monday with arrival of four new Super-Post Panamax cranes.
The mayor of Doral now says he made a mistake when he hired a city manager. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria said he wants to apologize to residents and ask the city council to correct the mistake by dismissing Joe Carollo according to CBS4 news partner, The Miami Herald.