Chris got his start in pop-culture journalism in sixth grade, while reviewing movies for his school paper, which was as legit as a sixth-grade school newspaper gets; it was printed on 8 1/2-by-11 paper.
Eventually, in 2006, he received his journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University (surreal career moment #500,001: He returned in fall 2015 to teach Feature Writing). At that time, he wrote for the Eastern Echo, the university paper, where he put his scoop-getting skills to work when he asked Vince Vaughn, “Are you and Jennifer Aniston romantically linked?” and Vince told him he should be working for “Hard Copy.”
Now, and since 2009, Chris has been editor of Q Syndicate, the only LGBT wire service serving regional LGBT press across the United States, where his viral interviews with everyone from Meryl Streep to Mariah Carey and Joe and Nick Jonas have transcended niche markets and garnered tags in pubs such as Vanity Fair, People and USA Today. Vince would be happy to find out that Chris is also a regular contributor to Entertainment Tonight.