Steve Osunsami

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 David Muir,” “Good... 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 David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” 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 stories, he has reported on major weather including Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding efforts after the storm ravaged New Orleans; the 2011 Alabama tornados that killed more than 200 people; and over two dozen hurricanes during the last decade. He has also covered the search for and capture of Olympic Park bomber and terrorist Eric Robert Rudolph, the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida, and the fall of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in 2009. In August of 2014, he was the first network reporter on the scene of the racially charged police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and led the network’s coverage of the story. He was also part of ABC News’ Murrow Award-winning reporting team that covered the Baltimore riots in 2015 after the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. That same year, Osunsami led coverage of the racially explosive police shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina and the mass shooting by a white supremacist at a historic black church in Charleston where nine black parishioners were killed. He went on to lead the reporting on South Carolina’s decision to remove the confederate battle flag from the statehouse, a story Osunsami has followed for nearly two decades. Osunsami 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. He began his career in journalism at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois, where he was a reporter and weekend weather forecaster. Osunsami was born in Washington D.C., and is the son of Nigerian immigrants. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. « Read Less
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Facing racism: Activists in Arkansas chase down KKK leader with BBQ and a protest
By Steve Osunsami, Matt McGarry, Laura Coburn and Anthony Rivas
October 8, 2020 Story from US Steve Osunsami, Matt McGarry, Laura Coburn, Anthony Rivas , ABC News
Black Americans are leaving their homes to start their own all-Black communities
By Ashley Schwartz-Lavares and Steve Osunsami
September 30, 2020 Story from US Ashley Schwartz-Lavares, Steve Osunsami , ABC News
Black Trans Lives Matter: Activists call for inclusion in racial justice movement
By Kiara Brantley-Jones , Steve Osunsami and Ashley Schwartz-Lavares
October 20, 2020 Story from US Kiara Brantley-Jones , Steve Osunsami, Ashley Schwartz-Lavares , ABC News
'It's OK to say you were wrong,' a movement in Virginia to cover up racist tattoos
By Steve Osunsami, Laura Coburn and Allie Yang
October 8, 2020 Story from US Steve Osunsami, Laura Coburn, Allie Yang , ABC News
ABC News' Steve Osunsami writes letter to his younger self for National Coming Out Day: 'You're going to find true love'
By Steve Osunsami
October 9, 2020 Story from GMA Steve Osunsami , ABC News
Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams calls out 'voter suppression' during in-person early voting
By Jasmine Brown, Kelly Landrigan, Steve Osunsami and Haley Yamada
October 14, 2020 Story from US Jasmine Brown, Kelly Landrigan, Steve Osunsami, Haley Yamada , ABC News
'Enough is enough': St. Louis circuit attorney defends lawsuit accusing 'racist conspiracy'
By Bill Hutchinson, Aaron Katersky and Steve Osunsami
January 14, 2020 Story from US Bill Hutchinson, Aaron Katersky, Steve Osunsami , ABC News
Friends come together to get free food across US from farms to those in need
By Steve Osunsami, Robert Henault, Jenna Harrison, Janice McDonald and Enjoli Francis
April 24, 2020 Story from US Steve Osunsami, Robert Henault, Jenna Harrison, Janice McDonald, Enjoli Francis , ABC News
Sergeant involved in Breonna Taylor's death, her boyfriend recount details in newly released interviews
By Enjoli Francis, Steve Osunsami, Kelly McCarthy, Sabina Ghebremedhin and Stephanie Wash
July 10, 2020 Story from US Enjoli Francis, Steve Osunsami, Kelly McCarthy, Sabina Ghebremedhin, Stephanie Wash , ABC News
UNC Charlotte student on surviving school shooting that killed 2: 'Everyone started sprinting'
By Steve Osunsami and Emily Shapiro
May 1, 2019 Story from US Steve Osunsami, Emily Shapiro , ABC News
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