Chris Velardi

Chris Velardi brings more than 20 years of journalism and media experience to GBPR. He joined the team in March 2015 after nearly 15 years at WTNH/NEWS8, Connecticut’s ABC affiliate. Beginning in 2009, Chris anchored the station’s morning newscast, “Good Morning Connecticut.” He was also an Emmy-nominated reporter covering stories ranging from hard news to fun features. Prior to his tenure with WTNH, Chris worked at television and radio stations in Pennsylvania and New York. Chris uses his experience and extensive knowledge of how the media works to help GBPR clients develop their communications strategy and share their stories. Chris is a Connecticut native who lives on the shoreline with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He earned a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science.

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