ABC Reporter Steve Osunsami At UTC

Tuesday, March 5, 2002

ABC reporter Steve Osunsami is speaking on Wednesday, March 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Frist 200 as part of UTC Communication Week.

His topic: Covering
the September 11 Tragedy and Breaking into Broadcasting.

Steve Osunsami currently serves as an Atlanta-based correspondent who
contributes reports to Worlds News Tonight with Peter Jennings and other
ABC NEWS broadcasts.

He joined ABCNEWS in April of 1997 as a correspondent for NewsOne, ABC's
affiliate news service. From April 1997 to August 1998, Osunsami worked out of Atlanta, reporting for NewsOne on several major news stories, including the Pope's visit to Cuba. In the summer of 1998, Osunsami joined the staff that primarily serves World News Tonight. His reports have covered hurricanes Bonnie and Georges, the Jasper dragging death trial in Texas, the Oklahoma City tornadoes, and the American Airlines plane crash
in Little Rock.

Previously, he was a reporter in Seattle for KOMO-TV. Prior to this,
Osunsami served as 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, as he won awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

His earliest work in broadcasting began with the then ABC affiliate WREX in Rockford, Illinois,where Osunsami was a reporter and weekend weather forecaster.

Osunsami is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he studied broadcast journalism. He is the son of Nigerian
immigrants, born in Washington D.C.

For more information, call Dr. Betsy Alderman, UTC Communication Department, at 755-5278.


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