Chris Hrapsky joined KARE 11 in July of 2014 after working for sister station KPNX in Phoenix, AZ for three years. Currently, Chris is a general-assignment reporter.
Chris received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and started his career in Rochester, Minn.
About Me: Just an ordinary guy looking to tell extraordinary stories.
Hometown: Mequon, Wis.
Interests/Hobbies: Chess, playing guitar, cooking, dominating Zelda on Wii, hiking Arizona's trails, photography
Favorite Music: Rap, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Classical, Motown...
Favorite Song: Impossible to boil down.... "Inner City Blues" - Marvin Gaye, "Echoes" - Pink Floyd, "Sweet Angel" - Jimi Hendrix, "Umi Says" - Mos Def, "Bad Sneakers" - Steely Dan
Favorite Books: Lone Survivor - Marcus Luttrell, A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
Favorite Quotes: "The sun is always shining; you just need to be above the clouds.", "The only constant in the universe is change.", Godfather - "Leave the gun, take the cannoli."
Favorite Food: Neapolitan pizza, brat with sauerkraut, burnt bacon, popcorn, Chi-town hot dog...basically the stuff you shouldn't eat.
Favorite Travel Destination: Anywhere with my wife
Pets: One dog, Winona
Favorite Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers
Favorite Moment in Broadcasting: Watching my friend and fellow reporter get tazed for a stand-up
Hidden Talent: I can beat-box and freestyle
Why you decided to work in TV: Every day is a different gig. It's an exciting profession. Plus - I'd rather witness and describe today's big stories rather than read about them.
Where else you have worked: KTTC in Rochester, Minn., WBAY in Green Bay, Wis. and KPNX in Phoenix, Ariz.
Awards Received: 5 Minnesota AP Broadcasters Awards; Regional Edward Murrow
Your First Job: Picking rock at a tree nursery
What People Would Never Guess About You: Can't see it on TV, but I'm 6'4''
Your Heritage: Swedish, Italian, Russian, Dutch
Your Biggest Pet Peeve: Cliches and arrogance
Your Prized Possession: My Nerf gun collection
What I'm Passionate About: Presenting stories that matter - for better or worse.
Dream Vacation: Edge of the universe with enough oxygen..and time.. to get back
Follow Chris on Twitter @chrishrapsky.