Chris Rosato

Chris Rosato

WAFB Reporter

Baton Rouge

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."

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  • LAB 2020 Student Broadcaster of the Year
  • CBI 2020 1st in the Nation for Hard News Reporting
  • SEJC 2020 3rd Best Hard News Reporter/ 3rd Best Anchor
  • AP 2019 1st place Newscast


  • Southeastern Louisiana University: Mass Communication, Broadcast Journalism/ Public Relations

Recent Articles by Chris

  Bill proposes tax on marijuana to help fix Louisiana’s roads

  New bill could save you money on your energy payments

  Lawmakers aim to reduce income tax but toss out federal tax deductions

  La. session kicks off with governor’s State of the State address

Bills voters should keep an eye on during session

  Political expert explains proposed gun bills expected to be filed in upcoming legislative session

  Two-thirds of La. voters support legalizing marijuana; state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle eye legalization

  Hispanics face obstacles when it comes to seeking mental help

  St. Vincent de Paul gives hot meals and baskets for Easter

  LWCC gives $94M in returns to policyholders

  Pfizer says its vaccine is safe and effective for kids 12 and up

  Hundreds of cases tossed out amid exposed corruption within BRPD

  Younger people aren’t rushing to get vaccine shots

Low turnout at mass vaccination event at Southern University

  Post-COVID job numbers grab lawmakers attention

  Louisiana Supreme Court OK’s defamation case against state

  Will a fourth vaccine soon be available in the fight against COVID-19?

  ‘They wouldn’t leave’: Missouri man gives gruesome details to investigators about murder of Baton Rouge couple

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome endorses Troy Carter for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district

  Lawmaker wants to rid state and local taxes on feminine hygiene products

  Baton Rouge schools chief aims to make pre-Ks in EBR universal

  Deputies bust marijuana ‘cultivation and distribution network’ spanning EBR, Livingston

  New bill aims to help fight substance abuse

  Meals On Wheels partners with EMS to bring COVID vaccines to homebound residents

  Ochsner Baton Rouge holds vaccine event

Live Music makes a return at Beauvior Park

  Baker School District votes not to appeal USDA loan rejection

  Lawmaker pushes back against big tech

  Lawmaker wants to do away with concealed carry permits in La.

Louisiana remembers COVID-19 one year later