Chris Spiker joined 7 News as a reporter and fill-in anchor in October 2015. He comes to the North Country after working as an executive producer and fill-in anchor at KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota, for more than a year.
Chris is new to the north country, but went to college in New York's Southern Tier. He graduated Cum Laude from St. Bonaventure University in May 2014 with a double major in Journalism/Mass Communication and Spanish.
After graduating, he got the chance to study abroad during the summer in Salamanca, Spain. He's a die-hard Bonnies fan and ran for the university's NCAA cross country team. He worked as a reporter and anchor at Bonaventure's TV station SBU-TV. He also created a pre-game show for men's basketball games, wrote for the school newspaper and hosted a radio show on 88.3 FM WSBU.
Chris is from Brooklyn, Connecticut, in the northeast corner of the state. He also interned at WPRI-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and The Bulletin, a newspaper in Norwich, CT.
When he's not reporting, Chris enjoys running, skiing, traveling, and visiting friends and family.
Chris is also very active on social media. Follow him on Twitter @RealChrisSpiker and like him on Facebook to keep up with his latest stories.
Feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and say hello!