Chris joined KRQE in April 2013 after moving to New Mexico from his home state of Oregon. He was born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2007 with a degree in broadcast journalism and a certificate in film studies.
In his time at KRQE News 13, Chris has covered daily, nightly, and investigative reporting. He now focuses on producing and anchoring live-streaming news coverage for KRQE.com. He also co-hosts the New Mexico News Podcast, a weekly news podcast.
Chris began his career in journalism in Bend, Oregon as a newscast producer for a start-up news station, KOHD-TV. In 2010, Chris went from producing to reporting, moving to Roseburg, Oregon, where he was the Douglas County news bureau reporter for KMTR-TV. In 2011, Chris moved to Eugene, Oregon, where he continued reporting for KMTR-TV, covering news across Oregon’s Willamette Valley through March 2013.
Chris was the reporter who first initiated questioning of Albuquerque’s police chief over if the shooting of James Boyd, a homeless camper in the city’s foothills, was justified. Chris also comprehensively covered budget problems with the Lane County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon that lead to the release of hundreds of inmates from the county jail.
In his free time, Chris enjoys exploring and learning about New Mexico, playing basketball and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers (Rip City!) He’s interested in technology, video games, the film industry, New Mexico’s brewery scene, and cooking. As for chile? He prefers green but has a lot of appreciation for red, too.