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

Violent weekend in Baton Rouge

  Donna Britt was a champion for the ALS community before she was diagnosed with the disease

  President Biden began signing executive orders, one aimed at COVID-19

Hundreds took time to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  Small businesses are a target for scammers pretending to offer coronavirus aid

  West Baton Rouge officials discuss new solar panels

  High demand of COVID-19 vaccine causing some to look anywhere to get critical 2 doses

  Gov. Edwards says La. will stay in modified Phase 2 until Feb. 10

  House Democrats formally introduced impeachment resolution

  LSU adding new safety measures for spring semester

  Louisiana Veterans Association hopeful about coronavirus vaccine

  Baton Rouge residents frustrated with coronavirus vaccine appointment issues

  Baton Rouge residents express frustrations with COVID-19 vaccine

  Many frustrated with how fast COVID-19 vaccine appointments fill up

  Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Baton Rouge

  New coronavirus strain reaches the U.S.

  Senate Republicans feeling pressure from White House to approve stimulus bill

  Those with family members in nursing homes hope COVID-19 vaccine will bring in-person visits closer to reality

  Louisiana nursing homes expected to start receiving coronavirus vaccines this week

  ‘We are going to get assistance across the goal line’ - Rep. Garret Graves weighs in on stalling of COVID-19 relief bill

Moderna vaccine arrives in Baton Rouge

  Audit suggests inefficiencies in coronavirus test results

Baton Rouge Constable’s Office gets new bullet proof vests

  Car wrecks involving drunk drivers spike during the holidays

  EBR schools, Child Nutrition Program to provide extra meals for children during winter break

Parade honors EBR school principals for hard work this year