Peter Daut is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning journalist, who has anchored and reported in some of the nation's largest markets. But ask anyone who knows him, and they'll tell you his favorite place has always been Palm Springs/the Coachella Valley!
During his tenure at KCBS/KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, Daut served as the lead reporter on several major stories, including the Pulse nightclub shooting-massacre in Orlando, FL. He traveled to New York City to cover the 2016 presidential election, Denver, CO to investigate the legalization of recreational marijuana, and Carson City, Nevada for the parole hearing of O.J. Simpson. He anchored live coverage of the devastating Woolsey fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the deadly Trader Joe's standoff, and the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for a compilation of his work in the Individual Achievement category.
He also appeared as a guest on the nationally-syndicated show "The Talk."
Earlier in his career, Daut was a morning anchor and investigative reporter at WSOC-TV in Charlotte. While in the Queen City, he uncovered and reported on a number of issues affecting taxpayers and consumers and anchored from inside the 2012 Democratic National Convention. In addition, he received the national Journalistic Achievement Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his investigative reports on a cosmetic-surgery clinic.
Daut also worked at KDFW-TV in Dallas, where he won an Emmy for his report on the shooting massacre at Fort Hood. While in Dallas, he covered, among other things, the Super Bowl, tornadoes, and wildfires.
He began his on-air career at KFOX-TV in El Paso.
Daut graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, where he received dual degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He also minored in Spanish and was recognized by the university as a Renaissance Scholar.
He is thrilled to join the KESQ team!