“From playing to coaching to covering, I’ve loved everything about sports since I was a kid. It’s a true passion. It’s a thrill sharing games and stories I enjoy with viewers during sportscasts.”
Chris Long joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Sports in March 2010 as the weekend sports anchor. He can also be heard regularly filling in as a host on 1500ESPN Radio. Chris has spent most of his professional life in Minnesota, having started his career as a sports anchor at KDLH-TV in Duluth. Chris was most recently the sports director and anchor at WBBH in Ft. Myers, Florida. He has also worked and lived in San Diego, Indianapolis and Columbia, Missouri. His first television job was a freelance gig for ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, where he played lacrosse and hockey and was a founding member of Mizzou’s chapter in Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity.
Chris is a native of the Washington DC area. He is married with a daughter.