Chris Verri

Chris joined WMAR in January of 2014, after spending 13+ years as a news photographer at WRIC in Richmond, VA.

Where else have you worked, and what was your oddest job?

I wouldn't say any of my previous jobs really qualify as "odd."  Prior to working at WRIC, I interned at WTAJ in State College, PA.  In college I worked as a commercial mover for Budd Van Lines, and prior to that, I was a cashier for Grand Union Supermarkets.  Nothing really out of the ordinary, but they all helped to create and enhance my work ethic.

What are you most proud of when it comes to your work?

I am most proud of my work when a story that I have contributed to positively effects the lives of those it pertains to, whether an issue is resolved because we helped to bring it to light, or someone receives the help they need because our story helped to get the word out.  A simple "thank you for doing that story" goes a long way.

Interesting fact(s) about your personal life?

I am a huge fan of all things football.  Having grown up in New Jersey, I'm a Giants fan first and foremost.  I attended college at Penn State, so I'm a big supporter of my Nittany Lions as well.

What do you love about living in the Baltimore area?

I'm still somewhat new to the Baltimore area, but I love getting out and exploring the city.  I love trying new restaurants, and Baltimore has no shortage of them.  I'm a snob when it comes to Italian food;  still looking for a go-to spot there.

All-time favorite movie and song? Why?

I like a variety of movies, so I don't know if I could really point to one and call it my favorite.  I am something of a Sci-Fi nerd, though, and that is reflected in my movie preferences.  As for music, I tend to like anything that isn't Country.

Who do you admire most? Why?

Anyone who isn't afraid to stay true to who they are.  Sincerity means a lot to me.