The Daily Illini:

University of Illinois:
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1993

Steve Osunsami is one of ABC News’ longest serving senior national correspondents. He reports for a number of broadcasts, platforms and prime time specials, including “World News with David Muir” and “Good Morning America.” As an openly gay man who is the son of two Nigerian immigrants, Osunsami has been able to tell the stories of violence and discrimination towards Black and gay Americans with a level of empathy that has been unprecedented in the news industry. Most recently in 2021, Osunsami 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. Osunsami has won six national Emmy Awards. As an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Osunsami was a columnist for The Daily Illini, where he wrote courageously and challenged a close-minded status quo.

This bio was written at the time of Steve Osunsami’s inauguration into the 2022 Illini Media Hall of Fame.