During his tenure in Los Angeles, Daut has served as the lead reporter on several major stories, including the Pulse nightclub shooting massacre in Orlando, FL. He traveled to New York City to cover the 2016 presidential election, and Denver, CO to investigate the legalization of recreational marijuana. In 2016, he won an Emmy® Award in the Individual Achievement category of Outstanding News Feature Reporting for a compilation of his work.
Prior to joining CBS2 and KCAL9, Daut was a morning anchor and investigative reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte. While in the Queen City, he uncovered and reported on a number of issues affecting taxpayers and consumers and anchored from inside the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In addition, he received the national Journalistic Achievement Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his investigative report on a cosmetic-surgery clinic.
Daut also worked at KDFW-TV in Dallas, where he won an Emmy® for his report on the shooting massacre at Fort Hood. While in Dallas, he covered, among other things, the Super Bowl, tornadoes, and wildfires. He began his on-air career at KFOX-TV in El Paso.
Daut graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, where he received dual degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He also minored in Spanish and was recognized by the university as a Renaissance Scholar. Born in Torrance, and having grown up in Placentia, Daut always dreamed of covering the news in Southern California.
When he’s not working, Daut enjoys spending time with his family, working out, and cheering on the USC Trojans.
He’s always searching for a good story. If you have any ideas, or would just like to say hi, feel free to email him.
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