Chris joined WTVY in January of 2013 after spending most of his life in Indiana, growing up in the Indianapolis suburb of Noblesville. Prior to moving to the Wiregrass, he freelanced as a Weather Specialist in Fort Wayne for the Indiana’s NewsCenter networks (WPTA, WISE).
Ever since he was in grade school, Chris has always had an interest in weather, but it didn’t occur to him to take his passion to television for quite some time. In 2008 he attended Ball State University where he was a weather forecaster for NewsLink Indiana, a student produced news program in collaboration with WIPB public broadcasting. He graduated in December of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology.
In the spring and summer of 2012, Chris participated in several storm chasing ventures across the country. In his travels, he studied and documented the formation and behavior of tornadic thunderstorms. Having experienced first-hand the power of these storms, he is eager to educate the public on the dangers of severe weather, and to use his knowledge in forecasting for the Wiregrass.
When Chris isn’t at the weather desk, you can find him out and about exploring. He loves traveling, trying new foods, and playing basketball.
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? April 2||Hometown? Noblesville, IN|
|Alma Mater? Ball State University||Number of kids? None|
|Number of siblings? Two brothers||Number of pets (and names)? None|
|When did you join WTVY? 2013||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Friendly|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? The food!||What scares you? Spiders|
|What are your hobbies? Basketball, collecting memorabilia.||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? The Walking Dead|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress?Daniel Day-Lewis / Natalie Portman||What is your favorite movie? Hoosiers|
|What movie do you never want to see again? Saw||What toys did you play with as a child? Hot Wheels, Transformers|
|As a child, what did you want to be? A Veterinarian||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Embrace most of it|
|Do you text message? Yes||What/who's on your iPod? Classic Rock, 80’s, 90’s Alternative, Early 2000’s Hip Hop.|
|What or who was your last Google? “Big Bang Theory show”||Do you have any hidden talents? Voice impersonations & karaoke|
|What's your guilty pleasure? Video games||Dream Vacation? Rome & Greece|