War Correspondent, Documentary Maker
Chris started as a "disc jockey" in Townsville and moved to 4BC in the mid '70's as a trainee journalist. Recruited by Michael Willesee's TV program. Continued in TV Current Affairs as a journalist and producer of "Today Tonight", Channel Nine, Brisbane in the early '80's. He took over as Producer of "State Affair" on Seven, Brisbane and continued with the network for 13 years as War Correspondent, Documentary Maker and producing roles on "Today Tonight". Chris returned to 4BC in 1998. He is currently the News Director and Program Director or 4BC.
What was your first job?
Selling cars in a suburban Melbourne car yard while I worked at getting into radio.
What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
Generating public support that led to the Introduction of "Safety Alerts" when a child is abducted, begun by the Queensland Government in 2005.
What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
After a technical hitch I attempted to interview a federal government minister without information on who he was or why he was on the show.
If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
Too hard. Maybe a toss-up between Adolph Hitler, A.B. "Banjo" Paterson and Leonardo da Vinci.