Chris Rosato is incredibly proud to be a part of the WAFB news team working as a nightside reporter where he covers breaking news and the important stories that you need to know.
Chris is a Louisiana native, born and raised in Mandeville, LA. Both of his parents are from the state as well. His father, a retired Army veteran from New Orleans and his mother a lawyer from Baton Rouge. His grandfather even played for LSU and was a team captain in the class of 1955. Chris knows all about what it means to be from Louisiana and the values of food, family, and our unique way of life that we hold deep within our culture.
He recently joined the 9News team after just having graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in the Fall of 2020. While at Southeastern, Chris studied both broadcast journalism and public relations while also working with the award-winning newscast at The Southeastern Channel where he won several awards from the Associated Press, Southeast Journalist Conference, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters and College Broadcasters Inc. for his reporting and anchoring. He gives most of the credit for his achievements to the lessons he learned while at Riverside Military Academy where he graduated from in 2015.
Chris was not only involved in sports but in the arts as well.
"I ran track and played football and soccer while also performing in plays, usually as a lead role but no big deal," he said. "When I'm not working, I love golfing with my buds, catching up with friends, and spending time with my family and Godchild."
Out of touch with the times is what some at the Louisiana State Capitol are referring to when it comes to how our current state income tax system operates, particularly when it comes to federal income tax deductions.
The president aims to expand gun laws across the country but his challenge will be convincing lawmakers in each state to back those laws. A political analyst doesn't think the Louisiana Legislature will infringe on current state laws.
As we start to make progress and put the pandemic behind us, a problem that may have been slightly overlooked is the impact that it’s had on our mental health, especially within our Hispanic communities.
The arrests of two officers within BRPD’s Narcotics Division have left prosecutors looking into just how many people with drug and weapons charges were wrongly charged or convicted and the evidence gathered so far indicates there’s likely a lot more to surface.
Before COVID-19, Louisiana had one of the best economies it had seen in decades. Around this time last year, we saw thousands of jobs go out the window leaving lawmakers anxious about what the state needs to do to turn things around and get back on the right track.
In Louisiana, if you don’t have a felony and you’re over the age of 21, you can take a concealed carry course and pay for a concealed carry permit. But one Louisiana representative says there’s a better way to exercise that right.
As we inch our way closer to finally putting the pandemic behind us, we can find comfort in what came out of the governor’s press conference today. He says according to the data, things are moving in the right direction.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) will be lowering the age requirement to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for non-medical and first responder personnel in the Phase 1B, Tier 1 from age 70 to 65 beginning Monday, Feb. 8.