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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Reporter's Notebook: Trump telling NFL players to shut up is nothing new - ask Muhammad Ali
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Sep 25, 2017 09:39 PM Story from Politics STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
School-bus driver shortage across the US sparks growing concern
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Aug 15, 2017 09:12 AM Story from Lifestyle STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Young woman recounts weeks-long survival in Alabama wilderness
STEVE OSUNSAMI, KELLY MCCARTHY
Aug 17, 2017 08:00 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI, KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News
Residents of Georgia Town Where ‘The Walking Dead’ Is Filmed Aren’t All Happy
STEVE OSUNSAMI
Mar 14, 2016 08:26 AM Story from Entertainment 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
Duo gets prison time for racial slurs, death threats at black child's birthday party
ENJOLI FRANCIS AND STEVE OSUNSAMI
Feb 27, 2017 09:22 PM Story from US ENJOLI FRANCIS AND STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Surveillance video may shed light on Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown
STEVE OSUNSAMI and MATT KNOX
Mar 13, 2017 08:49 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and MATT KNOX, ABC News
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
High School Teacher Whose Sexy Photos Were Shared by Student Wants Job Back
STEVE OSUNSAMI and TARA BERARDI
Mar 03, 2016 12:04 PM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and TARA BERARDI, ABC News
Bipartisan Calls Grow to Impeach Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley After Allegations of Infidelity
STEVE OSUNSAMI and BRIAN MCBRIDE
Apr 06, 2016 10:01 AM Story from Politics STEVE OSUNSAMI and BRIAN MCBRIDE, ABC News
Caught on Camera: Woman Allegedly Held at Gunpoint Successfully Fights Off Attackers
STEVE OSUNSAMI and KELLY MCCARTHY
May 13, 2016 10:45 AM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News
Fire Chief Describes How Hero Firefighter Took Down Suspected Gunman in SC Elementary School Shooting
AVIANNE TAN and STEVE OSUNSAMI
Sep 29, 2016 11:22 AM Story from US AVIANNE TAN and STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
Walter Scott Shooting Witness: 'Hard to See' Mistrial for Michael Slager
STEVE OSUNSAMI and EMILY SHAPIRO
Dec 06, 2016 04:33 PM Story from US STEVE OSUNSAMI and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
Parents Accuse Doctor of Performing Oral Surgery on Newborn by Mistake
GILLIAN MOHNEY and STEVE OSUNSAMI
Feb 10, 2016 05:16 PM Story from Health GILLIAN MOHNEY and STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC News
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