Steve Osunsami

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Steve Osunsami is an award-winning correspondent for ABC News based in the network's Southern Bureau in Atlanta, contributing reports to "World News with Diane... Read More »

Steve Osunsami is an award-winning correspondent for ABC News based in the network's Southern Bureau in Atlanta, contributing reports to "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," and other ABC News broadcasts and platforms. He began his network career at ABC News in April 1997, as a correspondent for NewsOne, ABC's affiliate news service.

In 1998 Osunsami began filing reports for "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings," primarily covering the southeastern U.S. Among his many assignments, Osunsami reported from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and then followed the rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast. He also covered the search for and capture of accused serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida, the legal fight that surrounded six black teenagers known as the Jena 6 in 2007, the fall of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in 2009, the sex-coercion allegations against Mega-Church leader Eddie Long, the 2011 tornados that killed more 200 people in Alabama, and more than two dozen hurricanes over the last decade.

He was a correspondent for the Emmy award winning broadcast of "ABC 2000: The Millennium," and has received multiple awards for his work from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Columbia School of Journalism.

Prior to joining ABC News, Osunsami was a reporter in Seattle for the ABC affiliate KOMO-TV and a reporter and substitute anchor for the NBC affiliate, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For his work at WOOD-TV, he was recognized several times with awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Osunsami's earliest work in broadcasting began with the then-ABC affiliate WREX in Rockford, Illinois, where he was a reporter and weekend weather forecaster.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he studied broadcast journalism, Osunsami was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian immigrants.

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Daughters Defend Father on Trial for Allegedly Killing Their Mother
STEVE OSUNSAMI and JESSICA CHURCH
Jan 26, 2016 08:12 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and JESSICA CHURCH, ABC News
Walmart Closures Leaving Small Towns 'Broken,' Residents Say
ENJOLI FRANCIS AND STEVE OSUNSAMI
Jan 28, 2016 03:51 PM Story from Business ENJOLI FRANCIS AND STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Ferguson: A Look Back at Michael Brown's Death
ABC News' Steve Osunsami looks back at the shooting of Michael Brown.
Aug 09, 2015 06:01 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Ferguson Hears Plea for Calm From Michael Brown's Dad
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Nov 21, 2014 11:01 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Louisiana Woman Accused of Faking Emotional Reaction to Husband's Slaying
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Nov 03, 2014 09:49 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Gun Sales Boom Ahead of Ferguson Ruling
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Nov 13, 2014 04:05 PM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Mall Security Guards Suspended After Punching Teen on Video
STEVE OSUNSAMI and JOHN SANTUCCI
Jul 03, 2015 11:18 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and JOHN SANTUCCI, ABC News
Couple on Trial for Allegedly Allowing Underage Drinking Before Teenager Killed in Crash
STEVE OSUNSAMI and BEN CANDEA
Jul 29, 2015 07:40 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and BEN CANDEA, ABC News
1,400 Security Badges Lost, Stolen at Atlanta Airport
STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD
Mar 04, 2015 09:28 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD, ABC News
Cleveland Police Officer Faces Trial for 2012 Shooting Deaths
STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD
Apr 07, 2015 07:25 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD, ABC News
Baltimore Protests: What Smacked Baltimore Teen Has to Say About His Mom
STEVE OSUNSAMI and MEGHAN KENEALLY
Apr 30, 2015 10:33 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and MEGHAN KENEALLY, ABC News
Walter Scott SC Shooting Draws New Scrutiny to Michael Slager's Record
STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD
Apr 09, 2015 10:18 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD, ABC News
Calif. Girl Born With No Right Hand Gets Surprise Prosthetic
STEVE OSUNSAMI and ROBYN WEIL
Jun 05, 2015 08:20 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and ROBYN WEIL, ABC News
Rachel Dolezal's Parents Tell Her: 'We Hope You'll Get the Help You Need'
STEVE OSUNSAMI and KATIE KINDELAN
Jun 15, 2015 09:19 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News
NC Teacher Allegedly Caught Threatening Students in Secret Recording
STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD
May 28, 2015 07:58 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and DAN GOOD, ABC News
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