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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.

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