David Begnaud is the lead national correspondent for CBS THIS MORNING based in New York. He joined the Network in 2015 and his reporting, featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms including CBS THIS MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS, CBS SUNDAY MORNING and CBSN, has earned him some of journalism’s most prestigious awards. His coverage of Hurricane Maria earned him the prestigious George Polk Award for public service in 2018.
Prior to CBS, Begnaud covered a wide variety of national breaking news from weather to crime for several news organizations. Previously, he created and reported for “Newsbreaker” at ORA-TV, a social media platform for current events and breaking news, and was a contributing correspondent for ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world.
Begnaud is a veteran field reporter who has covered a wide variety of national breaking news from weather to crime before joining CBS News. Previously, Begnaud was a Los Angeles-based reporter for Newsbreaker at ORA TV, a social media platform for current events and breaking local and world news. He was also a regular contributor to Entertainment Tonight. Before that, he worked at KTLA in Los Angeles from 2010 to 2012 and KOVR in Sacramento from 2007 to 2010. He began his journalism career in his home state of Louisiana at the age of 18 at KLFY-TV as a weekend anchor and reporter while still attending college.
He graduated from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette in 2005.