“I could talk to you forever.” – Lady Gaga.
Demonstrating that celebrity journalism doesn’t just happen in Hollywood, Chris has interviewed some of the most high-profile names in showbiz – and he’s done it all while living in … Michigan? There, in a suburb outside of Detroit where there’s pretty much nothing to do but write and eat at chain restaurants, Chris is editor of Q Syndicate, the international wire service for LGBT press, serving content to over 30 publications in the U.S., Canada and around the world.
His widely read chats with Beyonce, Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Annie Lennox and Patti LaBelle haven’t just garnered exposure in the gay community alone – they’ve generated immense mainstream buzz, from the U.S. to Australia. His star-studded interviews have made news in major outlets such as Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, E! Online, Us Weekly, USA Today, Perez Hilton and Cosmopolitan, in addition to numerous blogs. In 2013, Amy Grant granted Chris her first interview with gay press, as have Dave Franco (James’ brother) and Martina McBride (the country singer chatted with Chris in 2008 for Out.com, which was recently referenced on “Larry King Live”). Chris is also a contributor to Entertainment Tonight’s ETonline.com, where he and a panel of entertainment journalists led a live blog for the 2015 Grammys.
Chris graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in journalism from Eastern Michigan University and began his career at Between The Lines, Michigan’s LGBT newspaper, just days after commencement. Since then, his work has appeared in LGBT publications in major cities worldwide: Dallas Voice, South Florida Gay News, AccessLine Iowa, GayCalgary, The Rainbow Times News (New England), David Magazine (Atlanta) and Gloss (San Francisco). In 2010, Chris was awarded the Michigan Media Award for giving LGBT regional press international leverage.