Chris Cato joined NBC10 in 2012 as a weekend co-anchor. He can currently be seen reporting and anchoring for the station Monday through Friday.
Prior to joining NBC10, Cato was with WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he had been since 2005. He reported and eventually moved to the anchor desk for the station’s 5:30 and 7 PM newscasts. While at WSPA, Cato covered some major breaking news events, including the devastating tornadoes of April 2011 and former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s public admission of an 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. His work on the investigative series Shadow of Sickness received a regional 2011 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. He began his career as a reporter at ABC affiliate WMBB in Panama City, Florida.
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 live in the Philadelphia area with their son.
- Follow Chris on twitter @chriscato
- Email: Christopher.Cato@nbcuni.com