Chris Cato joined NBC10 as weekend anchor and reporter in October of 2012. In his current role, Cato anchors NBC10 News at 6 and 11 PM on weekends with co-anchor Denise Nakano. In addition, he contributes reports to NBC10’s weekday newscasts.
Cato joined NBC10 from WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he worked since 2005. He eventually moved to the anchor desk for the station’s 5:30 and 7 PM newscasts. While at WSPA, Cato covered some notable major breaking news events, including the devastating tornadoes of April 2011 and former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s public admission of his extramarital affair. Additionally, he served as the station’s ‘Community Watchdog’ reporter.
Cato was named 2012 Reporter of the Year by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association. In 2011, his work on the investigative series “Shadow of Sickness” received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for Best News Series. He is also the recipient of numerous awards for his investigative work and environmental reports during his tenure at WSPA.
Cato began his career as a reporter at ABC affiliate WMBB in Panama City, Florida, where he eventually anchored the station’s evening newscasts.
Originally from Oneonta, Alabama, Cato graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alabama’s Troy University with a double major in broadcast journalism and speech communication. He and his wife, Carmen, live in the Philadelphia area with their son.