Who is Steve Osunsami Married to? Bio, Age, Parents, ABC News, Daughter

Steve Osunsami Biography

Steve Osunsami is an award winning journalist and Senior National Correspondent for ABC News based in Atlanta, Georgia. He reports across all ABC News platforms including; “World News with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “ABC News Live”

Steve Osunsami Age

Steve is 52 years old, he was born in 1971 in Washington D.C. and was raised Peoria, Illinois, United States. He celebrates his birthday on February 6.

Steve Osunsami Height

Osunsami stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Steve Osunsami Education

Steve earned his undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. While there she was a columnist for The Daily Illini and even won awards for his writing. He was the first openly gay resident adviser and the first Black president of the Gay Student Union.

Steve Osunsami Parents

Steve is the son of Nigerian immigrants, his father is Olufemi Osunsami but has since passed on. The name of his mother is not in the public domain but she worked in a hospital cafeteria. He was brought up alongside his six siblings.

During National Coming Out Day in 2022 he wrote a letter to his younger self and recalled how his father threw him out of the house where he told him that he was actually gay. He even asked him if he was planning to change his name as he didn’t want any association with a gay son. He went ahead and took off Steve’s painting off the living room wall and broke it.

Steve Osunsami Husband

Steve is openly gay and is married to his husband Joe Remillard since July 2010. Joe is an artist who teaches at Kennesaw State University. He was previously married to Marguerite Madden, a professor at the University of Georgia and director of its Center for Geospatial Research and they share a daughter known as Ayn Remillard.

Steve Osunsami Kids

Steve has no children but his husband has a daughter known as Ayn Remillard from his previous marriage to his ex-wife Marguerite Madden.

Steve Osunsami Wife

Steve doesn’t have a wife as he is openly gay.

Steve Osunsami ABC News

Steve has worked at ABC News for more than 2 decades. He is a Senior National Correspondent based in Atlanta, Georgia and reports across all ABC News platforms including “World News with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “ABC News Live”. He is a six-time Emmy award winner and has been recognised for his outstanding reporting on violence toward Black and gay individuals with empathy and passion.

His journalism bug hit when he was a college student and was a columnist for The Daily Illini. He first openly came out as gay in the column. He wrote an award winning column about how while he agreed with the cause, campus anti-racism protests create a “tense climate” and incline white students to align more with racist behaviors.

After graduating, he moved to Rockford, Illinois, and began working for Rockford WREX channel 13 as a reporter and anchor. He then worked as a reporter for WOOD TV and KOMO TV before joining ABC News in 1997 as a news correspondent or NewsOne, the news division’s affiliate news service. In 1998, he began filing reports for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” primarily covering the southeastern U.S.

He has reported on many stories such as the first racially charged murder case of his network career, the dragging death of James Byrd Jr in Texas. He has reported on the social justice issues such as racial discrimination, the wrongly imprisoned, gay marriage, the rights of Trans Americans, and the debate over the policing of black and brown communities. In 2014, he reported on the racially charged police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. He was also part of ABC News’ Murrow Award-winning reporting team that covered the Baltimore riots in 2015, after the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

He also led coverage of the racially explosive police shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina. He also led the network’s coverage of the mass shooting by a white supremacist inside a historic black church in Charleston. He then went on to lead the reporting on South Carolina’s decision to remove the confederate battle flag from their statehouse, a story Osunsami has followed for nearly two decades. In 2020, he reported on the racial unrest following the police killing of George Floyd

In 2021, he led the team that investigated the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, producing a ground-breaking podcast for ABC News Audio, telling the story to a mass audience for the first time.

He has also reported on major weather tragedies, more than two dozen hurricanes over the years, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the struggle to rebuild New Orleans after the storm nearly destroyed the city. In 2011, he reported on the Alabama tornados that killed more than 200 people.

Throughout his career he has received many awards and recognitions. He was a correspondent for the Emmy® Award-winning broadcast of “ABC 2000: The Millennium,” and has received dozens of awards for his work from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Columbia School of Journalism in 2002 where they recognized his insightful and consistent reporting on racial and ethnic issues.

Steve Osunsami Cancer

Steve is a cancer survivor, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012. He underwent surgery to remove the mass but the cancer recurred in 2015. He underwent chemotherapy and has been in complete remission since then.

Steve Osunsami Salary

Steve earns an annual base salary of around $1 million, being one of the one of ABC News longest serving correspondents.

Steve Osunsami Net Worth

He has an estimated Net Worth of $9 Million as of 2020.

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