Emmy and Murrow-winning journalist Chris Daniels began reporting for KING 5 News in 2003, and has traveled the world in his pursuit of the story.
He's a veteran broadcaster, who has provided live, on site coverage from the Winter Olympics of Sochi, Russia, and Vancouver, Canada, and has been the lead reporter on the region's pursuit of a new Sports arena, NBA, and NHL franchises. The coverage, recognized by the RTNDA with Murrow Awards in 2013, and 2014, has taken him from California, to Florida, and from Texas to New York and Philadelphia. Sports Journalism, and fighting for the little guy, have been common themes during the course of his broadcast career.
Daniels came to Seattle in 2000 as a reporter for KCPQ-TV. Prior to that, he was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI, and a morning/noon anchor for KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, ID.
He has been honored with several prestigious awards from organizations like the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2014, he was named a finalist for Reporter of the Year in a 13-state Western Region, by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association. The Michigan Chapter of the Associated Press also named him "Reporter of the Year" during his time there, and his work was also honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
Throughout his career, Daniels has done it all. He has won awards for Hard News, Investigative News, News Documentary, Sports, General News, Spot News, and Features. He's been at the scene, covering the Boston Marathon bombings, and multiple natural disasters, including the Oso Landslide, Washington Wildfires, Windstorms, and the 2004 Eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. His wide ranging career has led to interviews with personalities from all walks of life, from Senator John McCain to Christina Aguilera, and Vice President Dick Cheney to Kid Rock. His live and taped reports have appeared on other local and national broadcast outlets, including CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBC, and he's been a frequent guest and contributor in 950 KJR, 97.3 KIRO FM, 710 ESPN, and for radio stations across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Daniels himself was interviewed by Dateline NBC in December 2005 for his story profiling a cancer patient whose identity was stolen by a hospital worker. The series of stories outed the worker and persuaded Federal Attorneys to charge him as the first person ever to violate Federal Medical Record Privacy Laws.
Daniels was born and raised in University Place. He attended Washington State University and is still a proud Cougar football and basketball fan. Daniels lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, and several pets. During their free time they love to travel, dine out at Seattle's fine restaurants and attend sporting events.
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