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David Begnaud is an American journalist and news correspondent. Begnaud works for CBS News, and is currently based in New York City as the Lead National Correspondent for CBS This Morning and Anchor of CBS News Radio's Reporter's Notebook. His reporting has been featured across CBS News broadcasts and platforms including CBS This Morning, the CBS Evening News, 48 Hours, CBS Sunday Morning, as well as CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service.
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U.S. sees deadliest day of coronavirus pandemic so farWednesday was the single deadliest day for the U.S. since the coronavirus pandemic began. CBS News' David Begnaud has more on the toll nationwide, and Dr. Céline Gounder, a member of President-elect..
Doctor urges Americans to cancel holiday travel as COVID-19 spreadsThe U.S. has recorded its single worst daily death toll since the beginning of the pandemic, and health officials say the number of infections and deaths will only continue to rise, in part due to the..
Former prosecutor, jurors back federal inmate who is set to die next weekAfter a 17-year hiatus in executing federal inmates, President Trump's Justice Department has executed eight federal inmates in 2020, and four more men and one woman are set to die before Inauguration..
Los Angeles issues "safer at home" order to curb rising COVID-19 casesLos Angeles is telling residents to stay home with a new order that also bans gatherings of more than one household. There are multiple exceptions, though. And across the country, states are also..
CDC pushes for front-line workers, seniors in care facilities to have first access to vaccineWith only about 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses available, CDC officials are pushing for priority be given to seniors in long-term care and front-line health care workers, while officials also work..
CDC panel says health care workers, nursing home residents should be first to get COVID-19 vaccineA CDC panel recommended on Tuesday that health care workers and nursing home residents should be first to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Those initial doses from Pfizer and Moderna, which have not..
Record coronavirus hospitalizations overwhelm health care workersHospitals across the country are breaking records for the number of coronavirus patients admitted into their facilities, putting a strain on health care workers. David Begnaud reports.
Doctor says COVID-19 herd immunity still long way off as U.S. prepares for vaccine distributionThe first doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be distributed as early as mid-December, as hospitals struggle to cope with a growing surge in patients with COVID-19. CBS News correspondent David..
Cities prepare for surge of COVID-19 hospitalizationsPost-Thanksgiving COVID-19 cases surge as states and local communities remain divided over how to respond, 10 months into the pandemic. David Begnaud reports.
Health officials warn COVID-19 pandemic likely to get worse following holiday travelModerna is expected to request an emergency use authorization from the FDA for its coronavirus vaccine. But as millions of people return home from traveling for Thanksgiving, CDC officials warn "a..
U.S. reports over 2,100 coronavirus deaths in one day with vaccine on horizonMore than 2,100 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the U.S. on Tuesday, making it the deadliest day the country has seen in six months. The virus continues to hit hard in America's heartland. "CBS This..
The Dakotas lead the world in COVID-19 deaths per capitaNorth Dakota has hit another high in COVID-19 deaths as the virus continues to hit hard in the middle of the country. One hospital in Kansas turned a waiting area into hospital rooms for those without..
One South Dakota town bucks trend, imposes mask mandateTop health experts continue to plead with Americans to rethink their holiday plans as the country continues to set alarming COVID-19 records. David Begnaud reports from South Dakota.
South Dakota gripped by pandemic as governor resists mask mandateSouth Dakota has reported more coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths over the last week — per capita — than anywhere else in the country. David Begnaud takes a closer look.
South Dakota marks one of its highest daily death tolls since the coronavirus pandemic beganSouth Dakota ranks second behind North Dakota for the country's highest number of virus cases per capita in the last two weeks, according to The COVID Tracking Project. David Begnaud visited Sioux..
Doctor responds to COVID task force and warns about Thanksgiving spreadThe White House coronavirus task force held its first public briefing in months, as the country continues to break its new daily record for COVID-19 cases. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports,..
White House Coronavirus Task Force says pandemic is worseningMembers of the White House Coronavirus Task Force held a briefing for the first time in months, warning that the pandemic is worsening even as vaccines offer hope for the future. David Begnaud reports.
New York City, other cities backtrack on in-person learning as COVID-19 cases surgeNew York City's mayor says high coronavirus-positivity rates are forcing the closure of the city's schools, which reopened eight weeks prior. David Begnaud reports.
Immunologist: "There are dark days ahead" despite COVID vaccine progressPfizer and Moderna have announced their coronavirus vaccines appear to be about 95% effective, as states across the U.S. continue to grapple with a surge in cases and hospitalizations. CBS News..
Officials fear lagging federal response to coronavirus pandemicMayors and governors across the country are responding as best they can to the COVID-19 crisis as they, as well as health officials, urge federal leaders to act. David Begnaud reports.
Mount Rainier hiker makes stunning recovery after heart stopped for 45 minutesA 45-year-old man was rescued from Mount Rainier after being caught in blizzard conditions. He continues to recover after his heart stopped for 45 minutes. David Begnaud shares his story.
Hiker whose heart stopped after being rescued from Mt. Rainier recoversA Washington hiker whose heart stopped after he was rescued from Mt. Rainier has recovered. David Begnaud speaks to the hiker about his journey.
Christy Martin - The Fight of Her LifeA boxer is shot and stabbed by her husband but refuses to go down for the count. "48 Hours" contributor David Begnaud reports.
Coronavirus cases hit new records as Thanksgiving holiday loomsCoronavirus cases and deaths from the virus are rising in nearly all 50 states. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, health experts are concerned about college students bringing the virus home..
Leaders take action as COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S.A record-breaking 150,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in the U.S. in just one day on Thursday, and that increase is straining hospitals' resources. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports from..
Champion boxer Christy Martin speaks out in support of survivors of domestic violenceWorldwide boxing sensation Christy Martin was feared for her strength in the ring, but in 2010 her husband nearly killed her with a gunshot that narrowly missed her heart. David Begnaud joins "CBS This..
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, governors plea for residents to take it seriouslyThe U.S. set a new record with 150,000 COVID-19 cases added in one day. Governors across the country are warning their residents to take the surge seriously. David Begnaud reports.
Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory amid record U.S. coronavirus casesAmerica will soon face a coronavirus emergency more severe — and potentially more deadly — than earlier this year. In Chicago, officials have asked for people to cancel Thanksgiving gatherings...
Colleges pushing students to get coronavirus tests before holiday breakGovernors in at least seven states are urging their constituents to stay home as much as possible, while colleges are pushing students to get tested ahead of Thanksgiving break. David Begnaud reports.
States impose new restrictions as COVID-19 cases hit record highThere's a record number of Americans needing intensive care due to coronavirus as states begin to impose new restrictions to curb the spread. David Begnaud, Meg Oliver and Janet Shamlian have the..
U.S. sees 100,000+ new daily COVID-19 cases for over a week straightThe U.S. has reported more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases every day for over a week straight. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined CBSN AM from Ohio, where hospital caseloads are exploding.
U.S. shatters single-day record for new COVID-19 casesOhio coronavirus hospitalizations and cases are rising so fast, hospitals may postpone non-emergency procedures. Wisconsin had another record-breaking day of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. David..
"48 Hours Suspicion": The Case Against Mary Katherine HigdonA young woman says she accidentally shot her boyfriend. Police say she confessed to murder – but there’s no audio to prove it. What will the jury decide? CBS News correspondent David Begnaud..
El Paso funeral home says 220 people awaiting burial or cremation, most died of COVID-19El Paso, Texas is struggling with ICUs amid a surge in coronavirus cases, while Utah's governor is now issuing a mandatory mask order. David Begnaud reports.
Weekend rallies concern health officials over possible COVID-19 spikesThe weekend celebrations for President-elect Joe Biden could make it harder for his coronavirus task force to do its job. The White House press secretary has called on Mr. Biden to condemn the street..
Protests break out around the country as Americans await presidential election resultsProtesters on both sides of the political divide took to the streets Wednesday, highlighting the heightened tensions over the undecided presidential election. David Begnaud spoke with voters in New..
Officials nationwide prepare for possible post-election unrestLaw enforcement officials and business owners across the country are taking security precautions, concerned that tensions over the presidential election could spill over into the streets. David Begnaud..
Some businesses board up as weekend conflicts highlight potential election night tensionThe fear of some kind of disruption after Election Day is easy to find in cities and towns all over the United States. “CBS This Morning” lead national correspondent David Begnaud reports from..
Minnesota doctor says hospital staff exhausted trying to keep up with hundreds of COVID-19 patientsDavid Begnaud spoke to a doctor in St. Paul, Minnesota who says he sees hundreds of COVID-19 patients a day. He says doctors are exhausted trying to keep up.
Midwest sees record hospitalizations as COVID-19 cases surgeHospitals in the Midwest and Great Plains are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients. David Begnaud reports on the 50% spike in patients in the last month.
Midwest states report record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases and deathsIllinois is now averaging more COVID-19 cases per day than ever. Wisconsin is getting worse and has to now admit more patients into their field hospital outside Milwaukee. David Begnaud reports.
Care rationing likely just days away at some facilities overwhelmed with COVID-19 patientsDavid Begnaud speaks with three different doctors in three different states, and all of them are saying their hospitals are being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
El Paso judge orders curfew due to COVID-19 crisisAn El Paso judge issued a curfew with the hopes of curbing COVID-19 hospitalizations. All ICU beds in the county are at capacity. David Begnaud reports.
Coronavirus cases surge in the DakotasCOVID-19 cases in the Dakotas are surging as the CDC gives sobering new statistics about coronavirus-related deaths across the country. David Begnaud reports.
COVID-19 straining Utah medical system as cases continue to riseCOVID-19 is putting a heavy strain on Utah's hospitals as cases continue to climb statewide. Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why he now supports universal mask wearing after taking a different position at..
Hurricane Delta wreaks havoc along Louisiana coastline weeks after Hurricane LauraCoastal Louisiana was hit by yet another hurricane on Friday, weeks after Hurricane Laura battered the same area. David Begnaud reports from Lake Charles, where families are once again picking up the..
At least 600,000 people without power after Hurricane Delta landfallHeavy rain and strong winds are again pounding coastal Louisiana and portions of Texas and Mississippi after Hurricane Delta made landfall Friday evening. It has since been downgraded to a tropical..
Louisiana braces for dangerous flooding from Hurricane DeltaLouisiana is bracing for dangerous flooding from Hurricane Delta. David Begnaud reports.
Hurricane Delta expected to make landfall as a Category 3, prompting evacuations in LouisianaLouisiana is preparing for yet another powerful storm. Hurricane Delta is now a Category 3, likely to ravage the same area that Hurricane Laura slammed just six weeks ago. Lead national corespondent..
After slamming Mexico, Hurricane Delta churns toward Gulf Coast with Louisiana in the crosshairsPeople in Louisiana are preparing for the arrival or Hurricane Delta later in the week, just six weeks after the state was hit by Hurricane Laura. The storm already barreled through Mexico on..