Chris Williams is a Reporter/Anchor for WHAS11 in Louisville, KY, specializing in politics and general assignment reporting.
Chris is an award-winning journalist who is no stranger to Kentuckiana.
The first time Chris stepped foot in the Bluegrass he was 5 years old, it was his birthday and, coincidentally, President Carter was making a visit to Louisville also. Chris remembers standing in the backyard of his sister’s home staring up at Air Force One flying in awe. His small hometown in California’s High Desert (California City) has never had a presidential visit.
Chris visited Kentuckiana a lot through the years and now, many birthdays and presidential administrations later, he’s finally calling Kentucky ‘home’ and covering political and investigative stories for WHAS 11.
Chris, his wife, and their four children are relocating to Kentuckiana after more than 4 years in Phoenix, Arizona where he worked at WHAS 11’s sister station, KPNX 12 News. He covered a wide variety of stories in Arizona from politics to sports and features to courts. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized him with 3 Emmy Awards and a total of 7 Emmy nominations during those years in AZ.
Chris also mentored young journalists and served on the Board of Governors for the NATAS Board of Governors for the Rocky Mountain Region. He has also won regional awards during his time working in the Quad Cities, Evansville, Las Vegas and Northern Michigan. While in the Quad Cities he traveled to Iraq to cover how Iowa and Illinois soldiers were playing a key role in drawing down the American war effort.
Chris credits his fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Berg, for inspiring his career in news. She recognized his love of writing and, together, the pair started a school newspaper.
When he’s not working Chris enjoys spending time with his daughter and three sons, especially if it’s while coaching their Little League teams. Chris played some college ball and is still struggling to come to grips with the fact that there’s no chance he’ll get an invite to a Major League team’s spring training unless it’s an invite to cover a story. So if you’re team is looking for a batting practice pitcher, willing to let him take a few cuts at the plate or have a tip on a political or investigative story, be sure to reach out to Chris.