Chris Biele

Chris Biele


I’m not going to tell you how many awards I’ve won or the big stories I’ve covered. I want you to know a couple things I think about when I’m out on a story.

reporter bio pictureWorking in television news gives me the opportunity to tell stories in a way that radio and newspaper reporters can’t. I’m able to show you the tears and let you hear the emotion when an evacuee explains how they’re coping with a wildfire threatening their community.  Ultimately, I hope my story is told well enough to get you to care about the outcome, even if it’s not directly affecting your life.

In doing my job, I keep in mind that real people are involved, and they’re reputation could be on the line. In some cases, the goal is to warn people about an unscrupulous businessman who’s unapologetic about swindling money from the elderly. Most of the time, though, extra care needs to be taken to give an interview subject a chance to explain their actions, and it’s my responsibility to accurately portray their point of view.

As the television news industry evolves and tries to figure out how to stay relevant in a digital world, I hope you’ll keep watching us. We still provide a valuable service to the community.

What’s on your iPod? Steely Dan. My dream came true when I got to introduce the band at a concert near Palm Springs.

Which professional sport would you play and why?Being a pro golfer would be interesting, but I’ve got a lot of work to do if I want to make that happen.

If you were not in TV news, what profession would you choose? Julie Scardina at SeaWorld seems to have pretty cool job. Sharing your knowledge with the world to promote environmental awareness is a noble cause.    

What’s something that no one knows about you?  I’m not a bad cook, but anyone whose had a meal I’ve prepared already knows that.

Dinner for 5, who would you invite? (Dead or alive) My fiancé (of course), Walt Disney, Brian Williams, Adam Carolla and Gary Busey.


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