Chris Davis joined the KXAN News team in June 2017 as a multimedia journalist covering stories across Central Texas. A storyteller at heart, Chris enjoys meeting people and finding out what drives them to do what they do.
Chris grew up in Richmond, Va., where he would eventually get his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University. He interned at WTVR-TV in Richmond before starting his career in Sheridan, Wyo., in a bureau for KOTA-TV in Rapid City, S.D. While there, Chris won 1st place in the Great Plains AP Broadcast contest for a story about a little girl raising money and donating clothes and toys to others in need at Christmas time.
Although he’s only been in Austin a few months, Chris is not new to Texas. He worked in Waco for two years at KCEN-TV, where he developed a passion for telling stories. He covered several big stories there, including the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, the trial of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan and the biker shootout at Twin Peaks. Chris was part of a team that earned a Lone Star Emmy Award for a one-hour special that aired on the anniversary of the explosion in West.
Before starting with KXAN, Chris worked in Harrisburg, Pa., at WHTM-TV, covering the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia and the worst snowstorm in Harrisburg history. While in PA, he placed several stories in the National Press Photographers Association Quarterly Clip Contest, a nationwide competition among visual storytellers. He attended the NPPA News Video Workshop in Norman, Okla. and earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for a compilation of stories he shot, wrote and edited.
Chris lives in Austin with his girlfriend of nearly three years, Jill, and their two cats, Bear and Frank. When he’s not working, he’s exploring Central Texas food and culture or enjoying the incredible natural getaways the Austin area has to offer.