Chris Van Vliet is the 3-time Emmy award winning entertainment reporter for Deco Drive on WSVN, FOX Channel 7 in Miami, Florida. He previously worked as the entertainment reporter on WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio every weekday during The Buzz on 19 Action News. He was also a radio personality on WDOK, Cleveland’s New 102. He has interviewed Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Betty White among hundreds of others of actors, musicians, athletes and celebrities.
Chris is a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and has reported from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. He was named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year for 2011 and donated the $10,000 prize money to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. He was was also awarded the “Personality of the Year” honor from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2012.
Chris got his feet wet in the world of broadcasting working behind the scenes at Rogers Community Television and AM570-News in Kitchener, Ontario before landing his first on-air job as a news reporter and videographer for CHEX-TV in Peterborough just days after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a Communication Studies degree.
From there Chris made the move to Vancouver where he worked as a host and producer on the award-winning entertainment magazine show “969” which aired nationwide on Citytv and the MuchMusic owned station, Razer (now MTV2). Chris returned to Ontario to become a host and producer for SUN TV’s entertainment show “Inside Jam” and a weekly addition to Toronto’s #1 radio station, 99.9 Virgin Radio.
“Chris is charismatic, handsome, and successful, and he exemplifies what it means to be a Cosmo Bachelor.”
– Kate White, Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief
ON THE WEB:
Visit Chris’ website at ChrisVanVliet.tv
ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisVanVliet
ON KROLL CALL:
February 20, 2015– Chris Van Vliet will share his Oscar predictions and discuss what it’s like working the Red Carpet.
Kroll Call is a weekly, hourlong entertainment program that connects the audience to their favorite celebrities, offers advice and expertise on a wide-range of topics, and even lets the audience become part of the show. Kroll Call airs live every Friday at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific on krollcall.com and the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network. It is also available for free on-demand on iTunes, Stitcher, and krollcall.com.