October 3, 2012
Chris Cato Joins NBC 10
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NBC10 Philadelphia announced that Chris Cato will be joining the station as weekend anchor starting at the end of the month. Cato will anchor NBC10 News at 6 and 11 PM on weekends with co-anchor Denise Nakano. In addition, he will contribute reports to NBC10’s weekday newscasts.
Cato joins NBC10 from CBS affiliate WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he has worked since 2005. In 2008, he 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.
“I’m excited to introduce Chris to our viewers,” said Anzio Williams, Vice President of News for NBC10 Philadelphia. “He’s an engaging and versatile talent, and his skills will complement our mission of delivering the best news and information to viewers every day.”
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, will be relocating to the Philadelphia area with their son.