Sean Cudahy joined CBS 17 News as a general assignment reporter in October 2021.
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Sean began his reporting career in 2014 at NBC affiliate WVIR-TV in his hometown, before spending four and a half years as lead evening reporter and I-Team contributor at CBS affiliate WHIO-TV, the top-ranked station in Dayton, Ohio.
Between 2020 and 2021, Sean was involved in coverage of every element of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was on the ground for live coverage following a large-scale tornado outbreak in Ohio on Memorial Day 2019, and the mass shooting in Dayton’s downtown business district in August 2019.
Sean’s investigative reports have uncovered discrepancies in Ohio’s nursing home COVID case reporting, shed light on the scope of human trafficking in Southwest Ohio, and revealed unaddressed safety hazards about a pool where a child drowned while lifeguards were on duty.
As a journalist, Sean’s passion is finding and telling important stories about people in the community. His daily reports and investigations center around trying to uncover how an issue truly impacts people. Sean’s work has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, where he was a finalist for Ohio’s “Best Reporter” category in 2019.
Prior to his broadcast career, Sean attended American University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in broadcast journalism and political science.
In his free time, you’re likely to find Sean trying out a new restaurant with his wife, Kaitie, cheering on the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, or walking his French Bulldog, Dobby.