The return to ABC 33/40 is certainly a happy homecoming for Christopher and his family.
Born and raised in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, Christopher first moved to Alabama after being recruited by Coach Gene Stallings. He played four years under Stallings and Coach Mike Dubose on full scholarship for the Crimson Tide.
With the help of Stallings and DuBose, the University of Alabama graduate got his first job in Montgomery as a reporter where he got his first taste of politics.
Then it was off to Midland/Odessa Texas where Christopher covered the oil & gas industry and many of the area’s top stories.
Christopher and his wife, a former University of Alabama volleyball player, made their way Birmingham working for ABC 33/40 as a reporter covering some of the most well known stories in our state including the Brookwood deadly mine explosion. Christopher’s coverage of a deadly Tuscaloosa tornado earned him a national Edward R. Murrow award. He earned several other awards including an Associated Press and regional Murrow awards for his coverage of former Alabama Coach Dennis Franchione’s surprise departure from the University, Mike Price’s short tenure and several other high profile stories.
The award winning journalist then moved to Phoenix where he worked for nearly 13 years. Most recently Christopher was a morning anchor for the ABC affiliate. Among the accolades in Phoenix, he won 4 Emmy Awards during his time in the Valley Of The Sun and recognized for breaking the national story of a secret tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton was under the microscope regarding her email scandal shortly before the Presidential election.
Returning to Birmingham has been a goal for Christopher and his wife. It’s exactly where they wanted to raise their three young boys.
You can often find them at the gym, the grocery store, enjoying the Alabama outdoors and watching whatever sporting event is on.
Christopher is a member of The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
If you see him, say hi!