Sean Cudahy

Sean Cudahy

Originally from Virginia, I spent the last three years as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at WVIR-TV, the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville, Virginia, which is also where I grew up. I graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science. During my time at American, I also interned with the Washington Bureau for Cox Media Group, the parent company of WHIO-TV. When I’m not “on the job,” you’ll probably find me trying out a restaurant in town, or cheering on one of my beloved New England sports teams -- the Red Sox and Patriots. I’m looking forward to telling stories that matter to you.

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Q&A:

Where were you born? Fairfax County, Virginia

Where did you grow up? Charlottesville, Virginia

What is your favorite TV show? Suits

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A news reporter!

How might someone have described you in high school? The guy on the newspaper staff

What was your first job? Lifeguard

What was your first job in television? Reporter and weekend morning anchor at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, VA

What do you like about your job? Getting to do something different every day

What do you not like about your job? The deadlines can be tight!

What might people be surprised to know about you? I competed on the swim team all four years in college

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Intern, and not just at places that “look good” on your resume. Pick a place where you’ll get to learn ‘hands-on.

If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it? My live shots from the middle of the huge January 2016 snowstorm we got in Virginia. My photographer and I had a lot of fun with our live updates…even though we were freezing.

Favorites

Favorite book: The Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite CBS show: The NFL on CBS

Favorite food: BBQ – any style!

Favorite hobby: Rooting for the Red Sox & Patriots

Favorite music: Country (much to the chagrin of my family)

Favorite travel destination: Camden, Maine