Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 Updated at 4:54 PM EST
Sheldon Dutes joined NBC 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in the fall of 2012. He covers assignments across the tri-state and his stories can be seen daily on "Today In New York."
Before moving to New York, Dutes spent two years reporting at WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Md. From 2007 to 2010, he reported for WCSC-TV in Charleston, S.C. Dutes started his career as a Production Assistant at WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, Ind.
In 2006, Sheldon participated in a poverty immersion service project by living and working at the Shalom House, a homeless shelter in Kansas City, Kan. Since that service project, which was facilitated by AmeriCorps and the Notre Dame Center For Social Concerns, Sheldon has been involved in his community as a volunteer or mentor.
Dutes graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in American Studies. He was senior class president and continues to serve his classmates in that role through the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
In his free time he enjoys reading, cooking and running. Dutes has run a handful of half-marathons and completed the Rock-N-Roll Marathon in Washington, D.C. He looks forward to exploring his Manhattan neighborhood and the rest of the tri-state on his various runs.