Chris Cannon joined the NewsChannel 5 team in May of 2004. He
started as a freelance reporter and was hired full-time at the station in the
fall of that same year.
Before coming to Nashville, Chris spent two years as an anchor
at WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana. He was part of the team that launched a
brand-new morning and midday newscast at the station in March of 2002.
Chris is no stranger to this part of the country. For five years
he was a reporter and weekend morning anchor at KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau,
Missouri. When Chris started there in 1997 he shared the anchor desk with
NewsChannel 5 weekend meteorologist Charlie Neese.
Chris got his start in television news at a small station in
Binghamton, New York where he was a weathercaster, morning anchor and reporter.
In 2011 Chris was awarded a Mid-South Emmy for his coverage of a
fire that destroyed a landmark business in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Chris graduated from the
College of New Jersey in 1995.
Chris' family lives in Middle Tennessee. His parents have called
Spring Hill home since 1993. His brother, sister-in-law, two nieces, and two
nephews call Franklin home.
Students in the Academy of Energy and Power at Maplewood are busy getting ready for next week's Project Expo and had the opportunity to show it off some of their projects to Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper.