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 at KTTC. He has also worked at WBAY.
His work has been recognized by the Minnesota Press Awards for writing and feature news. And he's received regional Emmy awards for General Assignment Reporting and Arts/Entertainment.
Chris can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Chris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisHrapskyKARE/