Chris Egan joined the KING 5 sports department as a reporter and anchor in June of 2007. Prior to that, he worked for NorthWest Cable News as a sports anchor and producer on NorthWest Sports Tonight and co-hosted the Seahawks Fone Zone with former Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard. Egan worked as a news anchor and reporter in Boise, Idaho, where he won several awards for his story telling, and he was also a sports anchor at the NBC station in Medford, Ore.
Over the past few years Egan has been nominated for several Emmy awards. In 2009 and 2011 he won the Emmy for Sports Anchoring. In 2010 Egan received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for sports reporting and in 1998 the Oregon Association of Broadcasters named Egan the " Sportscaster of the Year." Over the years Egan has enjoyed one on one interviews with Lance Armstrong, Arnold Palmer, Joe Namath, Cal Ripken Jr., and Michael Jordan, but he also loves covering high school sports where he gets a chance to meet the future stars.
A native of Western Washington, Egan grew up in Puyallup, Wash., and attended Puyallup High School. He played tennis and basketball at Pacific Lutheran University where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism/communications. In his senior year, he was honored with the "PLU Man of the Year Award" for his efforts on the tennis courts and for hosting and producing a half-hour weekly television sports show.
In his spare time, Egan loves to play basketball, softball (ten-time defending co-ed champs), tennis, pickleball and even some flag football on occasion. He is also very active in coaching, where he volunteers his time as a baseball, soccer and basketball coach. Chris married his high-school sweetheart, Melanie and they currently have three kids, Madison, Austin and Luke.
If you would like to reach Chris Egan, you can email him at email@example.com or find him on twitter at chrisegan5 or on facebook.