Kris Van Cleave Biography
Kris Van Cleave is an American CBS News Transportation Correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
He served as a reporter at XETV/Fox6 News in San Diego, Calif., and KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, Colo. He debuted on his television career as the producer of KTLA-TV/Tribune’s nationally syndicated “CyberGuy Report.”
Kris Van Cleave Education
He studied and graduated in Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California.
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He served as a reporter and anchor at WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8 in Washington, D.C for nearly eight years. He covered the mass shooting at Washington’s Navy Yard, the 2012 South Carolina GOP presidential primary and the Virginia Tech massacre. He also reported the death of Osama Bin Laden from outside the White House, traveled to Afghanistan to cover local troops and broadcast from Haiti after the devastating earthquake. He also anchored NewsChannel 8’s 6:00 p.m. newscast.
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He begun served as a correspondent for CBS Newspath in 2014, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world. He has covered a number of breaking news stories including the Boston Marathon bombing trial, the deadly derailment of Amtrak train 188, and the crash of Germanwings 9525.
He has won 12 regional Emmy Awards, nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. He was part of ABC7’s team of reporters honored with the 2010 and 2014 National Edward R. Murrow Awards for breaking news coverage. He received the Emmy Award for best general assignment reporter for the D.C. regions in 2007 and in 2010.
He was named “Best Reporter” in 2010 and 2011 by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association. His work has been recognized by the San Diego Press Club, the D.C. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the University of Southern California, the Colorado Associated Press and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Kris Van Cleave Age | Kris Van Cleave Birthday | Kris Van Cleave Wedding
He was born on September 5 in America, this is the date he celebrates his birthday every year. More information about the year he was born and his age are still under review. We will update as soon as we get to know.
Kris Van Cleave Wife | Kris Van Cleave Gay
Kris has, for the most part, put aside his private life holding things under the radar. Very little data is open about his relationship status, which makes it hard for his fan to know whether he is hitched or single. He is single. He has not made an appearance with a woman in a public. Some rumored that he is gay but this is not true.
Kris Van Cleave Net Worth
The news reporter’s salary at CBS News can range from around $156,935-$168,176. He has made himself a net worth of six digits, although his net worth is still confined.
Kris Van Cleave Interview
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Ginger ale — classic, great as a mixer, and just a tad spicy.
Who is your favorite working journalist and why? Martha Raddatz because she’s a fearless reporter and wonderful person.
Do you have a favorite word? Truculent
What word or phrase do you overuse? “Now” and “alright”
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? On my iPhone, it’s the default “Marimba” and on my work phone is “Droid Invasion.”
What word do you routinely misspell? Most of them.
What swear word do you use most often? All of my conversations are polite, respectful, and G-rated…but I hear journalists like one that sounds a bit like “duck.”
If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? Hmm…I’d maybe work for an airline. When I was a kid I always wanted to be a cop or a reporter (especially after it was painfully clear I couldn’t hit a curveball).
You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? I think I’d attempt to mix the panel with pundits and journalists. Jeff Zeleny, Andrea Mitchell, Bill Press, and Sean Hannity. But I’d add a touch of American Gladiators to my show. I’d equip the pundits– Bill Press and Sean Hannity–with blue and red (respectively) pugil sticks…or maybe nunchucks…who doesn’t like nunchucks?
When you pig out what do you eat? Pizza. (Editor’s note: he’s also been known to eat numerous grilled cheese sandwiches in a single sitting…truth.)
If you could influence journalism in one way right now what would it be? No more Lindsay Lohan coverage.
When did you last cry and why? I lack tear ducts.
What TV show is your guilty pleasure? Really any bad cop show. In fact the badder the better.
Tell us a secret not many people know about you. #NerdAlert I have about 2 dozen airplane models on my desk. In a related note, people look at you funny when you fly them through the newsroom. Maybe it’s the woosh noise I was making?
What and where was your first job in journalism? I was the technology producer at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. We eventually syndicated “The CyberGuy Report,” with Kurt Knutsson, CyberGuy to rest of the Tribune Stations.
What’s your most embarrassing career moment? This interview.
When and why did you last laugh so hard you had tears in your eyes? I lack tear ducts.
When and why did you last lose your temper? USC/Notre Dame game. Why? Two words. Lane. Kiffin.
Which movie title best describes your journalism career? Up Close and Personal, duh. Well…actually based on my 7 On Your Side stories lately, “Catch Me if You Can” might be better.
Name jobs you’ve had outside of journalism. I worked at a summer camp for aspiring sportscasters called…Sportscaster Camps of America. Astronaut (just kidding). My godmother’s office assistant during summers in high school.
Do you have a me-wall? If so, who’s on it? No room. The airplanes take up all the space.
Who should just call it a day? A-Rod.
Finally, please come up for a question for our next FishbowlDC interviewee. Make it good. It could live on infamy. If you were a metro line…which color would you be, and why?
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