Chris Papst is a three-time Emmy award-winning journalist who came to CBS-21 in September of 2010. Before his move to Harrisburg, Chris anchored and reported in Madison, Wisconsin and Casper, Wyoming.
In 2012, Chris earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for an investigative story on inmates collecting unemployment. Last year, he not only earned a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for another investigative piece on legislative pensions, but he also took home an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news. In 2009, he won a Midwest Emmy for his coverage of US Airways Flight 1549. He has also received nearly a dozen Associated Press and state broadcasters association awards for best Spot News, Live Shot, Feature Reporting and more.
In addition to his broadcast news career, Chris has also been a successful syndicated newspaper columnist. "On Point with Chris Papst" was available to more than 100,000 household in central and southeastern PA.
In May of 2005, Chris received his Master of Arts in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University. Two years prior he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication and Music from the University of Pittsburgh. During his time in Pittsburgh, Chris earned four varsity letters as a member of the Pitt Panther baseball team.
Chris spends much of his free time trying to get his first novel (Devolution) published, while writing follow-up books. In Wyoming, he ran a marathon and in Wisconsin he completed an Olympic Triathlon (two things he will never do again). He enjoys fishing, reading (history and fiction), exercising, playing the guitar and enjoying the company of his wonderful wife, whom he wed on October 15, 2005.