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Prior to joining PIX11, Chris wrote for the Queens Ledger, Queens Courier and El Correo de Queens.

Chris studied at St. John’s University, where he majored in Journalism and Politics. He was part of the Torch, the university’s award-winning student newspaper.

Recent Articles
  • Your PIX: Students show off their best back-to-school looks

    (PIX11) — Vacation is over and Wednesday means back to school for many children in New York and New Jersey. But before your young ones return to class and hit the books again, we want to see them in their back-to-school best. Send us your first-day pics using the form below, and we may show them off on the PIX11 Morning News.

  • Late comedian Rodney Dangerfield gets respect with new plaque in Queens hometown

    KEW GARDENS, Queens — Late stand-up comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield will get some hometown respect in his old Queens neighborhood this week. A plaque honoring Dangerfield will be put on display on the opening night of the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema on Friday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. It will be placed in a garden between Austin’s Ale House’s Trackside Cafe and the Kew Gardens LIRR station. The commemoration was spearheaded by a group of students from the […]

  • Video shows woman, 21, robbed at gunpoint in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn –– Cops are looking for two men who robbed a woman at gunpoint in Williamsburg, police said. The armed robbery caught on video happened on July 21, around 4 a.m. outside 202 Montrose Ave, police said. The victim, 21, was approached by two men who threatened her not to scream and demanded her to hand over her belongings, police said. She gave up her purse to the pair, which contained credit cards and an iPhone 6. The thieves […]

  • 88-year-old man from Queens reported missing

    WOODSIDE, Queens ––Authorities are looking for an 88-year-old man who was reported missing Saturday. William Swinton was last seen leaving his Woodside, Queens residence around 4:30 p.m., police said. He is described to be about 5 feet 10 inches tall, around 175 pounds, with medium build, brown eyes, blading with salt and pepper hair. He was last seen wearing blue pants and a blue striped shirt. Anyone with information in regards to the missing person is asked to call the […]

  • Small plane crashes following takeoff from airport in Danbury, mayor says; 3 hurt

    DANBURY, Conn. –– A small plane crashed following departure from an airport in Danbury, Connecticut, the city’s mayor confirmed. Mayor Mark Boughton tweeted about the crash minutes before 11 a.m. Sunday. He said three people were hurt. Plane crash in take off at Danbury Airport. 3 injuries. All taken to Danbury Hospital. #Danbury — Mayor Mark Boughton (@MayorMark) July 30, 2017 All three of the victims were taken to Danbury Hospital, where the severity of their injuries are unknown at […]

  • Two injured in manhole explosion in East Harlem: FDNY

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A manhole explosion in uptown Manhattan wounded two people Saturday afternoon. The blast happened on East 110th Street and Second Avenue around 2:30 p.m., the FDNY said. “It sounded like a thunderbolt. ” said Jonathan Merino was a few stores down from the blast. Two Con Edison contractors were making repairs inside the manhole when the blast occured. They received flash burns to the face and were conscious as they were taken to a nearby hospital. […]

  • VIDEO: Man hits Brooklyn deli worker with empty milk crate, walks away with it

    EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn –– Police are looking for a man seen on video walking off with a milk crate and bashing a Brooklyn deli worker with it. Cops say the thief took the empty milk crate from a grocery store at 781 New Lots Ave. on July 15, at about 5:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows him trotting away with it before am employee chased after him. The 59-year-old worker tried to take it but the robber hit him in […]

  • Rikers Island inmate caught; 2 corrections officers injured in manhunt

    RIKERS ISLAND – Two corrections officers were hurt capturing a Rikers Island inmate who escaped his cell and sparked a multi-agency manhunt on the island overnight. Mike Bruji and Sean Toner, two members of the communications unit, were handing batteries to search teams early Thursday when they spotted 24-year-old Naquan Hill, who was reported missing Wednesday night, at a toxicology trailer located about 100 yards from Anna M. Kross Center where he was housed, a source with the Department of Corrections […]

  • Officer allegedly forced arrestee to perform oral sex on him inside Long Island police precinct

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A Long Island police officer faces criminal charges after allegedly forcing a woman he arrested to perform oral sex on him, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Christopher McCoy, 38, now a suspended officer with Suffolk County Police Department, was charged with depriving an arrestee the right to bodily integrity, officials said. A now-unsealed criminal complaint states that McCoy admitted to engaging in oral sex with the woman. He left court without a comment Thursday. Investigators said […]

  • Gov. Cuomo sets opening date for new Tappan Zee Bridge next month

    NEW YORK –– Gov. Cuomo announced the opening date for the new Tappan Zee Bridge Thursday morning. The first span of the new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge will open on August 25, Cuomo said at a breakfast event in New York City. The bridge named after Cuomo’s father and former New York governor will cost nearly $4 billion. Traffic on the current, aging Hudson River crossing will move onto to the new one beginning in late August. This is a […]

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