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
Violinist goes viral after bow shatters mid-performance
Violinist Stefan Jackiw went viral last week when he carried on playing after his nearly two-century-old violin bow broke during a performance.
Art imitates life on Queens block that’s home to the 'real' Spider-Man
Fan letters to Spider-Man revealed strange coincidences surrounding one Queens block’s connections to the NYC superhero.
NYC Schools chancellor announces new mandatory literacy curriculum
New York City public schools will soon be required to implement a new phonics-based curriculum for teaching literacy.
Mayor Adams unveils largest city budget ever at $106.7 billion
New York City Mayor Eric Adams recognizes that “not everyone will be happy” about his proposed fiscal year 2024 budget, but he says he’s OK with that.
NY Board of Regents bans Native American mascots in public schools
Schools that choose not to comply with the decision are at risk of losing some state funding.
Alex Joseph Grayson stars in 'Parade' on Broadway
Grayson talks about what it was like seeing neo-Nazi protests outside the theatre on opening night, being a newlywed, and more.
‘Phantom’ trumpeter reflects on 35 years in the orchestra pit
Trumpeter Lowell Hershey has played over 10,000 performances of “Phantom of the Opera,” which ends its historic run on Sunday.
'Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' on Broadway joins Fox 5 NY
Bob Fosse is known for such hits as ‘Cabaret,’ ‘All That Jazz,’ ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘Pippin’ and ‘Chicago. Castmembers of 'Dancin' say the revival is sure to get everyone dancin’ in their seats.
NYC budget cuts: Most city agencies must soon cut spending by 4%
Most NYC agencies have just nine days to slash their spending for the upcoming fiscal year by another 4%.
New York City Council proposes amendment that would remove fee caps on food delivery apps
The proposed legislation would remove the 5% marketing fee cap, allowing apps to charge whatever they want.