New Anchor Joins NBC10

PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 1, 2012 – NBC10 Philadelphia announced today 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.

About NBC 10 Philadelphia
NBC10 (WCAU-TV Philadelphia) has been delivering news and entertainment to the Delaware Valley for over 60 years. Part of the NBC Owned Television Stations, NBC 10 serves over five million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC 10 for the most up-to-date news, weather, sports, consumer, health and traffic reports. NBC Philadelphia Nonstop, the station’s digital channel, offers more than 20 original entertainment and news programs and can be seen on Comcast 248, Verizon 460 and over-the-air at 10.2. Other NBC10 properties include and StudioTEN Creative Group.

2 responses to “New Anchor Joins NBC10

  1. How about promoting someone they have instead of hiring someone new to mispronounce cities and towns?

    • Elizabeth Carter

      Jacob, give him a chance. Our loss (the Greenville/Spartanburg, SC area) is most definitely YOUR gain! We really miss Chris and his family here. He will be an enormous contributor to your area and your news, not to mention his witty personality and sense of humor. Anyone making such a major move, especially in distance where the dialect and accents are so different, is going to make some errors in how area “lifers” would pronounce it. I truly believe if you embrace him as the wonderful person and award winning reporter/anchor he is, you will soon see what we here in SC truly miss each and every day on the news.

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