David Begnaud Biography

David Begnaud is an American journalist and news correspondent. He is the Lead National Correspondent for CBS This Morning and the Anchor of CBS News Radio’s Reporter’s Notebook. He is presently located in New York City. His reporting has appeared on CBS News shows and platforms such as CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, CBS Sunday Morning, and CBSN, CBS News’ 24-hour streaming news service.

How old is David Begnaud? – Age

Begnaud was born on June 13, 1983, in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is 38 years as of 2021.

Where did David Begnaud go to school? – Education

He was an altar boy and Eucharistic minister in a Catholic school. After graduating from high school, he began his career as a reporter for KLFY TV 10 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Begnaud graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in general studies in 2005.

David Begnaud – Family

Connie Despanie and Benjamin Hall, David Begnaud’s parents, are presently residing in Louisiana, where David grew up. David claims that his father stayed at home while his mother worked to shape him into the person he is now.

David Begnaud’s lover

He is based in New York City. Begnaud told the Washington Blade in 2018 that he and his Los Angeles-based boyfriend, Jeremy, had been together for over seven years. He also said that he had told his family about his sexual orientation ten years prior. Begnaud came out publicly on June 24, 2018, after watching pride events in New York City and uploading a photo with his boyfriend.

David Begnaud The CBS journalist
David Begnaud The CBS journalist

Tourette Syndrome

At the age of six, Begnaud was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. He exposed this to the world in December 2018, saying that his parents never let him use Tourette’s as an excuse for not achieving and that it was one of the major motivators for him to persist and achieve in journalism. Sniffing is one of his tics, which are mostly nonverbal.

What is David Begnaud Salary?

His salary is under review.

David Begnaud Net Worth

He has a net worth of $5 million approximately.

David Begnaud Career

Begnaud was a Newsbreaker for Ora TV in Los Angeles, California. From 2010 to 2012, he worked at KTLA in Los Angeles, and from 2007 to 2010, he worked at KOVR in Sacramento. He joined CBS News as a Miami-based journalist in August 2015 and was transferred to the Dallas bureau in January 2017.
Begnaud was assigned by CBS News to cover Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and stayed in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria. Begnaud reported on the situation on the ground from several areas in Puerto Rico, and his findings were carried on CBS News. Begnaud also shared information through his numerous social media platforms. His social media channels have been praised for keeping fans on the mainland of the United States informed about the situation in Puerto Rico.
After his stay in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Begnaud continued to file reports on Puerto Rico and the Hurricane Maria recovery through CBS News and his personal social media channels.
Begnaud was also sent to other areas, including further visits to Puerto Rico, to cover other breaking topics such as an abused children’s case in California, California wildfires, and undocumented immigrant child separations.
Begnaud returned to Puerto Rico in July 2019 to cover the demonstrations and the resignation of then-governor Ricardo Rossello and was welcomed affectionately by the island’s Puerto Ricans, who regard him as an ally.

Begnaud Awards

For his reporting on Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria, Begnaud received the George Polk journalism award for public service in February 2018. In addition, he was named a “Puerto Rican Champion” and marched in the New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade in 2018. Begnaud is a well-liked honorary, Puerto Rico.

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