"It has always been a dream to work in Minneapolis/St. Paul and I'm very proud to be part of the legacy of KSTP 5 Eyewitness News. I’m so happy to be here with my family and to be able to give my children a quality of life they won't find anywhere else."
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Chris joined 5 Eyewitness News in May 2012 as a weekend anchor. In May 2013 he took over as co-host on "Twin Cities Live". He was the morning news anchor at KIRO in Seattle, WA. His career in television journalism has taken him across the country and back with stops in Seattle, Orlando, Omaha, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.
Chris is from Armour, South Dakota and a graduate of Huron University in South Dakota. His broadcasting career started at a tiny radio station in Huron where he was a student athlete by day and a radio DJ at night.
Chris won an Edward R. Murrow award in 2015 for his investigation of the roof for the new Vikings Stadium. He also received an Emmy in 2013 for his reporting on Minnesota doctors on a goodwill mission in Tanzania. He was one of the first journalists in the world to arrive in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He traveled overseas with the National Guard to cover the start of the War on Terror. Chris has interviewed world leaders, vice presidents, governors and hundreds of local politicians over the years. As a field reporter, Chris has also been in the middle of blizzards, hurricanes, floods, and about every weather event you can imagine.
Chris and his wife have two active children, a rescued American Bulldog named Sarge, and a rescue kitty named Milky. Chris is a youth football coach and is actively involved with many Twin Cities based non-profit organizations including Children's Surgery International, and JDRF of the MinnDakotas.
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