Danielle Saitta comes from a proud sports-loving city: Boston Massachusetts. Go, Red Sox! She joined the WCBD News 2 team in July of 2019. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she was out west working for NBC affiliate, KTIV in Sioux City, IA.
Since joining the CountOn2 team, she’s traded some Iowa corn for some fried green tomatoes! While in Iowa, Danielle worked as a general assignment reporter where she covered the Tri-State area of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Some of her bigger stories included election night coverage for South Dakota’s first female governor, Kristi Noem and the Historic Iowa and Nebraska flooding of March 2019. Before she started out on the path of being a professional storyteller, she was a Fairfield University Stag. Her true love of journalism was discovered when she interned for her city’s ABC station, WCVB.
As an incoming junior in college, Danielle began her pathway to journalism by interviewing public officials and locals. While attending Fairfield University, she wrote for the Fairfield University Mirror. During the time of the Paris Attack in 2015, Danielle was studying abroad in Florence, Italy where she reported back to the school, giving updates about student safety. When she returned from Florence, she interned for NBC Sports in Stamford Connecticut and served as the weekly STAG-TV Sports Anchor.
After graduating in 2017, Danielle left her East Coast city and went to report for WDAZ in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her next stop was KTIV in Sioux City Iowa. In May of 2019, Danielle got a call from the Lowcountry inviting her to join CountOn2. She’s made the Lowcountry her home and enjoys the good food, the history and the beauty of Charleston South Carolina.
When she’s not telling engaging stories and chasing down the newest details for breaking news, she enjoys exploring Charleston with friends and family. Danielle is the Dorchester County Reporter and works mostly in the Dorchester County area. You can often see her working in her favorite local spots in Summerville Like Cuppa Manna and Eva’s on Main. If you happen to see her, she’s happy to meet you. While Danielle mostly covers political and breaking news, she adores feature pieces on community members. If you have a story idea, reach out to her. You can always count on her to listen.