Steve Osunsami Biography
Steve Osunsami is an award-winning journalist from the United States working as a correspondent for ABC News based in the network’s Southern Bureau in Atlanta since 1997. He reports on “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America” and other ABC News broadcasts and networks. In April 1997, he started his network career at ABC News as a reporter for NewsOne, ABC’s affiliate news service.
How old is Steve Osunsami? -Age
The ABC correspondent is 50 years old as of February 6, 2021. He was born in 1971 in Peoria, Illinois, United States.
Steve Osunsami Parents and Siblings
His parents are Nigerian immigrants. His late father Olufemi Osunsami threw him out after realizing that, he is gay. His late mother worked in a cafeteria at a hospital in town. He has two older sisters, his eldest sister worked at McDonald’s.
Is Steve Osunsami married? – Partner
Osunsami is openly gay. He is married to Joe Remillard, an artist who teaches at Kennesaw State University. The couple married in July 2010. The couple has a daughter named Ayn Remillard from Joe’s first marriage. Osunsami speaks openly about both his experiences as a black gay journalist and a black LGBTQ community member.
Steve Osunsami Career
In 1998 Osunsami began filing stories for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” mainly targeting the southeastern United States. Among his many duties, he reported from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and then monitored the restoration efforts along the Gulf Coast. He has covered the search for and arrest of the alleged serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph, the 2000 presidential election recount in Florida, the court battle that surrounded six black teens identified as the Jena 6 in 2007, the collapse of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in 2009, the allegations of sexual coercion against Mega-Church chief Eddie Long, the 2011 tornados that killed more than 200 people in Florida.
Osunsami was the reporter for the Emmy Award-winning broadcast of “ABC 2000: The Millennium” and won numerous awards for his reporting from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Columbia School of Journalism. Prior to joining ABC News, Osunsami was a Seattle reporter for the ABC affiliate KOMO-TV and a reporter and an NBC subsidiary, WOOD-TV, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has won many awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for his work at WOOD-TV. Osunsami’s early career in television began with the then-ABC affiliate WREX in Rockford, Illinois, where he was a reporter and weather forecaster for the weekend.
Steve Osunsami Net Worth – Salary
Osunsami earns an annual salary of $106K. He has an estimated Net Worth of $9 Million as of 2020.