As news director, Chris Lanni is charged with ensuring that the news and information produced by NBC 10 is worthy of the Coverage You Trust. This Edward R. Murrow award winning news manager is a WestBay native and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism at the Universityof Rhode Island.
Chris began his career as a college intern at WPRI and was producing newscasts there by his senior year. He has since worked for news organizations and media companies up and down the East Coast from Portland, Maine, to West Palm Beach, Fla.
During each stop along the way, Chris has helped write, produce and present some of the biggest stories of a generation. From the death of JFK Jr. while working at WHDH in Boston to the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 while at WPEC in West Palm Beach. But Chris says there is nothing like covering the stories that shape the region in which you grew up.
During Chris' first stint in a Southern New England newsroom, the credit union crisis, Hurricane Bob, Vincent Cianci's return to politics and the hunt for Joe Mollicone dominated the headlines. He returned to coverage of the economic crisis, the December snowstorm debacle, the imprisonment of Vincent Cianci and the release of Joe Mollicone. It was like he never left.
Chris plays competitive volleyball, travels whenever possible and is an oddly ardent Stevie Nicks fan.
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