Conte's official job title at NewsChannel 5 is reporter but at the end
of the day he considers himself to be a storyteller more than
came to Nashville in June of 2012 from upstate New York where he was an
award-winning general assignment reporter for WHAM-TV, the
ABC affiliate in Rochester.
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
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).
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
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.
his spare time, you'll usually catch Chris outside. So far he's
completed six marathons and even a few triathlons. He also raced
competitively for Boston
University's downhill ski team.
is excited to be working for one of the best television stations in the
nation and is looking forward to exploring all of Tennessee. If you
have a story
you'd like him to tell you can email him at email@example.com.