Chris Stanford


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Hometown: Stevens Point

College: UWSP

Other Journalism Experience: I’ve worked at stations in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Wichita and Oklahoma City.

Started at News 3 Now on: 4/20/20

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? Being close to family. We have a lot of family around here.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? The unrest in Ferguson, MO after the shooting of Michael Brown.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Golf, play guitar, take the kids to the park.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Soft serve swirl in a cone.

What is your favorite place to vacation? A quiet beach

Who is your hero and why? Peter Jennings. He was an outstanding journalist.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school? I had several. I was really into a lot of punk rock bands during that phase of my life.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? Football or golf.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? The ability to reason with young children.

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

What is your most memorable travel experience? Paris


Grief and loss: Former West High social worker explains how schools adjust to a student death

The two teenagers who started streaming Waunakee HS sports

Rapid testing increases at select MMSD schools

MMSD tackling racial equity head on

School districts to start year without enough bus drivers

State of State Street: How downtown Madison is recovering

Chicken wrangling at Schumacher Farm Park

Verona school district adjusts start time due to lack of school bus drivers

Olbrich Botanical Gardens focuses on bugs

A boy's bond with his dad cemented by Madison skate park

Platteville dog breeder named in 'Horrible Hundred' report

FLYING FISH! Last call to see the jumping Muskie at Wingra Dam

Habitat for Humanity calls on AmeriCorps to help fill volunteer void

Grocers offering incentives to vaccinate employees

What MMSD classrooms now look like as students start returning this week

Teachers union caught off guard by MMSD reopening plan

How the Biden administration will affect state and local climate efforts

Packers fan goes viral after shotgunning beer to celebrate end of chemo treatment

Survey finds 94 percent of Madison teachers against return to in-person learning

Recycling workers warn of dangerous item you shouldn't throw in your recycling bin

MMSD superintendent explains why they're asking for a referendum during a pandemic

MMSD asking Madison voters to approve historic referendum

A closer look at free meals being offered by MMSD

How carriers are cleaning school buses

Small fraction of families utilizing MMSD meal sites

Food pantry looking for help to feed students learning online

Back to School: What will lunch look like?

MPD chief addresses tear gas, unrest, and why he doesn't want the job permanently

Will police officers enforce Dane County mask mandate?

Your chance to weigh in on combating climate change

New dog park to open next year in Dane County

14-year-old killed in Kenosha County crash

Nonprofit trying to prop up families now to avoid bigger problem later

Thursday at 6: The challenges facing nonprofits, the people they serve