CHARLOTTE, N.C. - For two and a half years, Peter Daut has been a member of the Eyewitness News team serving as an anchor for Charlotte’s top-rated morning and midday newscasts.
Daut also served as an investigative reporter. Many of his stories have led to major change, including when he uncovered the personal, private information of UNC-Charlotte students was being shared by the school with anyone who asked for it.
As a direct result of that story, UNC-Charlotte changed its policies to protect student information.
Daut also investigated the VA’s prescription painkiller problem and spoke with local families devastated by the growing issue.
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“I gave them my son, thinking that they were going to take care of him, even better than I would take care of him. And they didn’t,” said Joan Pesta, the mother of Spc. Christopher Pesta.
The Salisbury VA has made policy changes to monitor patients more closely.
Daut also traveled to Portland, Oregon to investigate Charlotte's controversial streetcar project, and looked at whether it would be worth the cost.
"So whenever I see one of the streetcars I think 'Wow, that's really cute, but it's also really expensive,’” said Dr. Eric Fruits with Portland State University.
Daut anchored from inside the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which was one of the biggest events in Charlotte history.
He also handled countless breaking-news stories as an anchor
Daut will take his passion for storytelling and connecting with viewers to his new role as an anchor and reporter in his hometown of Los Angeles.
This opportunity brings him closer to family, but he said the Carolinas will always remain close to his heart, thanks to his colleagues at WSOC-TV and also Channel 9 viewers.
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