David Begnaud is a CBS News correspondent based in Dallas. He joined CBS News in August 2015 as a Miami-based correspondent and was relocated to the Network’s Dallas bureau in January 2017. His reporting has been featured across CBS News broadcasts and platforms including “CBS This Morning,” the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” “48 Hours,” CBS Sunday Morning” and CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
At CBS News, Begnaud has covered a wide range of breaking news stories including the deadliest shooting in U.S. history at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, and the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador in April of 2016 leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. He has also reported on the police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Begnaud’s first assignment at CBS News was to cover the movie theater shooting in his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.
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 20010. 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.