UL Alumnus David Begnaud appears on the nationally syndicated CBS Early Show about breaking news in the Sandra Cantu child abduction case. Watch the video.

Read ultoday.com's interview with David here.

One of the first reporters to cover the Sandra Cantu child kidnapping case, UL Alum David Begnaud was rudely awakened at at 2:00 this morning by a waiting limousine, and was told to dress for the nationally broadcast CBS Early Show. 

Below, David breaks the story that Melissa Huckaby may now be linked in the kidnapping of another young girl.


From the CBS13 website:

David Begnaud, Cajun, University of LouisianaDavid Begnaud is CBS13's resident "Cajun."

He left his native Louisiana to join the station as a General Assignment Reporter in October of 2007.

Before moving to Sacramento, Begnaud was the lead reporter for KSLA TV in Shreveport Louisiana, where he was recognized as Louisiana's Reporter of the Year. He also was awarded the state's top award for the Best Investigative Report.

Prior to joining KSLA, Begnaud started his career in his hometown of Lafayette, La. Fresh out of high school, at the age of eighteen, he was hired as a General Assignment Reporter just days before his first semester of college. Less than six months later, Begnaud was named anchor of the station's inaugural weekend morning show. Three months later, he was named anchor weekend evening editions of "Eyewitness News." He went on to fill both roles, attending college during the week and anchoring on the weekends.

One of David's journalistic highpoints, while at CBS 13, was uncovering the mistaken release of 1970's radical Sarah Jane Olsen. David was the one who started asking questions that eventually led to the discovery that Olsen had been released from prison one year too early. Within hours of David's report, Olsen was taken back into custody and ordered to serve the remainder of her sentence for the murder of a Carmichael woman in 1975.

Growing up along the Gulf Coast, Begnaud has extensive experience covering natural disaster like Hurricanes and Tropical Storms. In September, 2008, David headed south to cover Hurricane Gustav which struck his hometown. He spent three days traveling and reporting live along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.

Begnaud is a graduate of The University of Louisiana.

When he's not working he enjoys equestrian show jumping, skiing, and exercising.