Dan Cassuto

Reporter

Dan Cassuto
Dan Cassuto
Reporter
Dan Cassuto joined KATU News as a reporter in July 2012.

Dan is an Emmy award winner with reporting and anchoring experience at television stations in North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin. He's covered thousands of stories spanning politics, natural disasters, wasteful government spending and even a backstage special on the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family."

Dan’s work has been honored with national and regional awards. He is the recipient of the 2011 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, widely considered the highest national honor for television journalism and the television counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University. The duPont was awarded for a long-term investigative series in Madison, Wisconsin that exposed how the state misled the public about its track record handling fraud complaints during the financial crisis.

Other awards include an Emmy for his popular "Does it Work" series testing consumer products, several Emmy nominations for consumer and investigative reporting, several first-place political and investigative reporting awards from press clubs in Wisconsin and North Carolina, a national first-place award from the Alliance for Community Media, and a community service award for public broadcasting in Washington, DC. He's also spoken at the Newseum in Washington and Columbia Journalism School in New York.

Dan graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he studied public policy and economics. He returned to his alma mater during the spring of 2012 as a visiting journalism fellow at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.

A native of Chevy Chase, Maryland, the Children's Express News Service dispatched him as a radio reporter to the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles while he was still in high school.

Do you have a story idea or comment for Dan? You can e-mail him at dcassuto@katu.com or Tweet him at @DanCassuto.

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