Chris joined the Pioneer Press in 2013 to cover the Vikings. He was a longtime NBA writer with the Akron Beacon Journal, Rocky Mountain News and AOL FanHouse. Before coming to Minnesota, he covered the Miami Heat and Dolphins for Fox Sports. Since joining the Pioneer Press, Chris has won 10 awards in Pro Football Writers of America contests and in both 2021 and 2022 was named a national top-10 beat writer by the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE). Chris is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he spent his college years watching the losingest team in the history of Division I-A football.