Chris left D.C. in 2015 to become a reporter for inewsource, a San Diego-based nonprofit investigative news organization affiliated with KPBS, the city's public radio and television station. At inewsource, he produced investigative stories for the web, radio and television.
After spending nearly 10 years as a full-time reporter, Chris returned to academia in the fall of 2016 to pursue his passion for working with student journalists.
Chris has earned many awards for his journalism. In May 2018, he was named as a finalist for a prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists by the University of Michigan for a three-part investigation he co-reported for the Center for Public Integrity.
A self-proclaimed journalism history nerd, Chris occasionally spends his free time scanning newspapers from the late 1800s and early 1900s for his blog, The Archives, which has been featured on Jim Romenesko's popular media blog.