Dan Cassuto joined KING5's reporting team in September 2014. Dan is an Emmy and duPont award winner with a track record of reporting, producing and anchoring exclusive stories.
Dan's work has been honored with national and regional awards for investigative, political, consumer, public affairs, enviromental and breaking news reporting in addition to awards for producing documentary and talk-show programming. He's covered thousands of stories during his reporting and anchoring career at television stations in Oregon, Florida, Wisconsin and North Carolina. Most recently, he reported for the ABC station in Portland, Oregon.
Dan spent four years at the ABC station in Madison, Wisconsin as a reporter and weekend anchor. He launched the "Call for Action" viewer advocacy team that investigated scams, tackled consumer problems and challenged government red-tape. Dan supervised a dozen volunteer team members who recovered $250,000 for viewers in the team's first year.
While reporting in Wisconsin, at age 26, Dan was among the youngest recipients in history to receive the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. The duPont is widely considered the highest national honor in broadcast journalism and the television counterpart to the Putlizer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University. The jury honored Dan for an investigative series exposing how the state of Wisconsin misled the public about its effectiveness handling fraud complaints.
Dan's work has also been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and first-place prizes from state press clubs, a community service award in Washington, DC, and a first-place award at the Alliance for Community Media's Hometown Video Festival. Dan has spoken at the Newseum in Washington, DC, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference and several national leadership conferences.
While in high school in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Dan created and hosted a cable talk show, "Teenline TV," that was ultimately syndicated in a dozen cities and honored with a national first-place prize at the Hometown Video Festival, a prestigious U.S. local cable television competition.
Dan graduated from Duke University, where he studied public policy and economics. In 2011, Duke invited Dan to return for a semester as a Visiting Fellow in the Terry Sanford School of Public Policy.
Dan is an avid still photographer with a special interest in nature, landscape, wildlife and action photography. His website, DanCassuto.com, showcases his photo adventures from the Northwest's mountains, rivers and rodeos.
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