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Chris Conte - Reporter

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Chris Conte is an Emmy award winning reporter who joined the NewsChannel 5 team in June of 2012.

Chris came to Nashville from upstate New York where he was an award-winning general assignment reporter for WHAM-TV, the ABC affiliate in Rochester.

While in Rochester Chris covered a number of stories that caught the nation's eye including the aftermath of hurricane Irene, the collapse of Kodak and a mysterious illness that sickened 13 high school girls in the small town of LeRoy. His work in Rochester was recognized by both the National Press Photographers Association and the New York State Associated Press.

Prior to his days in New York, Chris was exploring the MidWest. He spent two years as a general assignment reporter at KTTC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Rochester, Minnesota (it's something about the name).

During his Minnesota days, Chris was frequently chasing tornados across the countryside and in September of 2011 he was honored with a Regional EMMY award for his work covering historic floods and an unprecedented tornado outbreak.

Before heading west Chris was at WCVB-TV, the ABC affiliate in Boston, Mass., where he was a writer for all of the station's newscasts.

Originally from Massachusetts, he graduated from Boston University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.

Chris has always had a passion for the news. He got into the news business as a reporter for his college's newspaper - and has never looked back. From there, he went on to anchor/report for NewTV, a local cable access station in Newton, Mass. Chris has interned at New England Cable News and was also an i-Team intern for WBZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Boston.

In his spare time you'll usually catch Chris outside spending time with his yellow lab, Cooper. So far he's completed seven marathons and even a few triathlons. Chris had the distinct misfortune of crossing the finish line of 2013 Boston Marathon just moments after two bombs exploded. He also raced competitively for Boston University's downhill ski team.

Chris is excited to be working for one of the best television stations in the nation and is looking forward to exploring all of Tennessee.

Email: cconte@newschannel5.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/NC5ChrisConte
Twitter: Twitter.com/NC5_ChrisConte

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