Chris Reece

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Hometown: Houston, TX and Lexington, KY

High School: Henry Clay High School

College: Western Kentucky University

Other Journalism Experience:  Weekend Weather Anchor – WBKO-TV, Bowling Green, KY

Started at News 3 Now on: May 21, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? 
It’s not as hot and humid as the south.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? 
In my career, being live from the point of greatest eclipse during the total solar eclipse in 2017, in Madison, that’s to be determined, but I secretly hope it’s a blizzard… oops, did I say that out loud?

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
Spend time with friends, and mentoring others. I also really enjoy looking at houses and being on the water front.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? 
Strawberry! Hands down!

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
The time a server asked me if I wanted to be on TV, and a commercial featuring me doing the weather was on the TV behind her, but she never knew.

What is your favorite place to vacation? 
Anywhere I haven’t been before.

Who is your hero and why? 
The calculus professor in college who told me to change my major and said I’d never be smart enough to be a meteorologist. It motivated me, and I graduated with flying colors and high achievements.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school? 
Hillsong Worship

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? 
Baseball! It’s so relaxing…somehow.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?
The ability to be invisible! I love being able to observe without being noticed.

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? 
Sports

What is your most memorable travel experience? 
Attending a Broadcast Meteorology conference in Kansas City with a friend

What is the worst job you have ever had? 
Calling the alumni of my university and asking them for donations…. Never again!

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? 
The Apostle Paul

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? 
Putting up my Christmas Tree!

What is your favorite song of all time? 
This changes every couple of weeks. Right now, it is Touch of Heaven by Hillsong Worship

What is your favorite movie of all time? 
Facing the Giants

What is your favorite book of all time?
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
Always forgive, the prisoner that forgiveness frees is yourself.

If you could relive any moment…what would that be? 
The time I surprised my little brother, who was brokenhearted on prom day, and his face lit up and he jumped on me and wept tears of joy. He was 16 at the time.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? 
In my first grade classroom in Houston, Texas. My mom came walking down the hallway in tears to pick me up, as the building she worked in was threatened with a strike.

Articles

SSM Health: Flu shot more important than ever this year

ALERT DAY: Chris Reece breaks down how you can stay ahead

SSM Health: Environmental factors often overlooked when it comes to children's health

SSM Health: Recognizing the not-so-obvious signs of stress and anxiety

SSM Health: Family unit is important to navigating COVID concerns

ALERT DAY: Chris is breaking down tonight's severe threat

SSM Health: Suicide awareness, the signs, and how you can respond

Back to school anxiety: How to help your child, or yourself, navigate those feelings

Adding context to the ALERT DAYS! Chris shares a bit more detail on what to expect

SSM Health: How to properly fit your child's backpack

ALERT DAY: Severe risk has increased for this afternoon - Chris

SSM Health: A Goodnight's rest has multiple benefits

ALERT DAY: High heat expected Wednesday with increased chance for severe weather

ALERT DAY: Severe weather and tornado threats have increased considerably

ALERT DAY: Everything you need to know for high heat and severe storms - Chris

SSM Health: It's time to start switching to a school based routine

SSM Health: As school year approaches, remember to follow regular vaccination schedule outside of COVID

SSM Health: Low self-esteem and depression have similar symptoms, but are much different

SSM Health: Signs your child's self-esteem could use a boost

ALERT DAY: Severe weather threat on the rise! Get the latest details and timing - Chris

SSM Health: Self confidence begins as a baby, and is important to physical and mental health

SSM Health: What to watch for as respiratory illness surges this summer

SSM Health: Be proactive with skin protection and sun safety

Severe potential on the rise! Chris has the latest on the storm threat

Father's Day is now an ALERT DAY! A round of severe storms is possible

ALERT DAY: Severe storms possible tonight

SSM Health: Parents should be on guard with water safety this summer

SSM Health: Setting a schedule will help smoothen the transition into summer for kids

SSM Health: Tips to avoid snacking as school year ends

SSM Health: Be intentional in reconnecting your kids to their friends

SSM Health: Practicing mindfulness with children is also important

SSM Health: It's normal for kids to struggle with confidence, and there are ways to boost it

SSM Psychologist: Start conversations about mental health with children early

SSM Health: Sustainable diets lower risks for disease

SSM Health: Sustainable Habits are good for more than the environment

SSM Health: Time outside can boost immune system, reduce risk of heart disease and diabetes

Time For Kids: Time outside can change your perspective

SSM Health nurse practitioner talks vitamins for kids

SSM Health: Sleep Apnea becoming more common in kids and teens

SSM Health: Sleep plays a vital role in physical and mental development