Born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Chris moved to Richmond, Virginia at a young age, where he grew up. He stayed in the city for college at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he learned the basics of what makes broadcast journalism important and meaningful.
Out of college, he took his first job in Sheridan, Wyoming, working there and in Rapid City, South Dakota for the same station. Two years later, Chris took a job in Waco, Texas, where he covered some of the biggest news stories in the country, including the explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, that leveled the town; the trial of 2009 Fort Hood mass shooter Nidal Hasan; the second shooting rampage on Fort Hood in 2014; and the shootout between bikers and police that left nine dead in May 2015, just a few days before he started at abc27 News.
In his downtime, Chris, a member of the National Press Photographers Association, likes to take pictures, read comics, explore what makes the area unique, and try to figure out this perplexing system of cities/townships/boroughs.