Chris Welch

Chris Welch

Thrilled to be calling New York home once again, Chris Welch is the anchor of "The Noon" and a general assignment reporter for Fox 5 News. He covers everything from breaking news, to politics and the trendiest pancake joint in town.

Chris got his start in the news business thanks to a high school internship at KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa. Since then, his career has taken him around the country—and internationally.

Following graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Chris was hired as CNN’s Iowa-based producer covering the first-in-the-nation 2008 presidential caucuses. When then-Senator Barack Obama came out of the Hawkeye State on top of the field of democratic candidates, Chris was assigned to travel full-time with the presidential hopeful’s campaign covering his historic path to the presidency.

In the years since, he’s worked as a CNN reporter and producer in both Minneapolis and New York where he covered stories ranging from an Amish beard-cutting cult in Ohio, to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which included live reporting from the North Atlantic Ocean.

Most recently Chris was a national correspondent for E.W. Scripps based in Denver, where his work could be seen in dozens of local markets. While at Scripps, he covered a variety of stories, ranging from migrants seeking asylum at both of the U.S. borders, to every type of natural and man-made disaster.

Chris is an Emmy Award-winner and was part of CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

The latest from Chris Welch

How New York, New Jersey, Connecticut protect abortion rights

Abortions have been legal in New York ever since legislation was signed into law by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1970 — three years prior to Roe v. Wade — and will remain legal even if the landmark decision is overturned. New Jersey and Connecticut also have laws protecting access to abortion care.

New York subway attack: Unclear why station cameras failed

Seven months ago, the MTA announced that all 472 subway stations were now outfitted with security cameras. But on Tuesday, the cameras inside the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn did not do their job when a gunman opened fire and shot 10 people.

Broadway vocal coach dies after Manhattan attack

An 87-year-old singing coach died Tuesday of head injuries from being shoved to the ground on a New York City street, police said while searching for a suspect in what a top official called "an unprovoked, senseless attack."