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Chris Halsne joined the FOX31 Problem Solvers investigative team after spending 14 years as lead investigative reporter for KIRO-TV in Seattle. His in-depth reporting on controversial topics have earned him a National Edward R. Murrow award for Investigative Reporting, several National Press Club Consumer Journalism awards, and numerous regional Murrow and Emmy honors.

Halsne’s specialties include exposing government corruption, cold case crimes, aviation, using computer data to discover new truths and keeping politicians and powerful community leaders honest.

In addition, The Humane Society of the United States has recognized his exposes’ into animal abuse with its highest honor – the national Genesis Award.

Halsne believes strongly in the Society of Professional Journalists principal: Give voice to the voiceless.

After receiving his journalism degree from the University of Kansas, Halsne worked for television stations in Missouri, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma.

Halsne is a documentary filmmaker, an author and a guy who loves sports and the outdoors.

His wife of 27 years grew up in Colorado and has always considered this area her home. They have two grown daughters: The oldest is a Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist pursuing a PhD. The other is an officer in the United States Army.

You can send Chris an email at Christopher.Halsne@KDVR.com

Recent Articles
  • Haunting image over mine shaft appears during hunt for missing mom

    CRESTONE, Colo. — In life, 29-year-old Kristal Anne Reisinger was a naturally gifted clairvoyant and medium. Perhaps in death, she can help solve her own mysterious disappearance? Reisinger’s best friend, Amy Ervin, believes that “100 percent.” “They have access to realms, for lack of a better word, that not all of us do,” Ervin told FOX31. FOX31 first profiled Reisinger last summer on the anniversary of her disappearance. She vanished the week of July 13, 2016 from the tiny southern […]

  • Nurse’s assistant accused of stealing dying patients’ medications

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A warrant has been issued for a certified nurse’s assistant accused of stealing medications from the elderly and dying. Detectives working for the Lakewood Police Department’s “Families Crime Team” are asking for 38-year-old Euphama Jane Martinek to be arrested on at least one count of felony Theft from At-Risk Adult – Position of Trust. Records at Jefferson County District Court indicate additional victims and charges are possible as the investigation into Martinek continues. Administrators at the Western […]

  • More victims step forward accusing at-risk youth leader of sex abuse

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A live-in, group home leader, in charge of overseeing at-risk-youth in Jefferson County, has been charged with sexually abusing five boys under his care. FOX31 reported last month on the arrest of 55-year-old William Wayne Sexton. He was hired by the non-profit Savio House and contracted and paid by the Colorado Department of Human Services for overseeing a residential treatment center called “Bridgeway.” Public records show Savio House agreed to provide secure homes for teenage juveniles with […]

  • Understaffing and delays plague new Jeffcom 911 center

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — There’s never a good moment to have a house fire, but as it turned out for 83-year-old Jim Haberer and his family, having such an unfortunate event erupt on March 23rd, was especially bad timing. Years in the planning, in early March, eight major Jefferson County fire and police agencies voted to consolidate all their emergency 911 dispatch centers into one mega operation. Updated electronics, computers, and facility-space in Lakewood cost taxpayers about five million dollars, according […]

  • Victim’s name matches tattoo on accused pedophile

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — New documents show a Jefferson County group home leader, arrested for molesting at-risk youths under his supervision, had tattoos inked into his arm with the name or names of at least one of his alleged victims. Affidavits show 55-year-old William Wayne Sexton sits in jail facing at least 10 felony counts of sexual assault, including charges related to sexual assault by a person in a position of trust with children under the age of 15. When Sexton […]

  • Police: At-risk youth supervisor abused boys

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A live-in group home leader and caregiver for Jefferson County at-risk youth has been charged with multiple counts of sex assault. Court records show 55-year-old William Wayne Sexton remains in jail facing a minimum 10 felony charges related to child rape:  sex assault on children in a position of trust, sex assault, and contributing to delinquency of minors. A pair of arrest affidavits, obtained exclusively by the FOX31 Problem Solvers, show two alleged victims have stepped forward […]

  • District attorney acquits school sex offender after jury votes guilty

    DENVER — On Jan. 18, 2017, only about a week into her new job as Denver District Attorney, Beth McCann had her office file an “unusual” request in district court. The document was called a “people’s statement conceding reversal of conviction.” It essentially told the court system that the DA’s office had changed its mind after winning a conviction during a jury trial the prior year. In fact, McCann’s office wrote that it completely agreed with the convicted criminal’s defense […]

  • Congressman calls 176-yard VA staff shuttle service ‘wasteful’

    DENVER — A FOX31 investigation into the cost of driving VA hospital employees about one block every working day for five years has gotten the attention of a congressional leader. By using surveillance, financial documents and witness accounts, the Veterans Administration was found to have spent at least $750,000 shuttling staff between two doors on the same medical campus. That’s a conservative figure because records concerning the cost of gas, maintenance of buses and some extra driver/staff time have not […]

  • Special buses drove Aurora VA staff 176 yards for 5 years

    DENVER — Over budget by nearly $1 billion, the cost of the recently opened Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aurora are, by now, well known. However, the FOX31 Problem Solvers keep discovering ways the VA has used tax dollars in ways that don’t seem to make much sense. The Problem Solvers’ latest discovery is a nearly five-year program which provided a fleet of employee-only shuttle buses to drive staff between the North and South doors of the […]

  • Deputy Micah Flick’s controversial autopsy released

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Six months after a gun battle took the life of El Paso County Deputy Micah Flick the coroner has officially released the cause of death. Clearly stated with one word: homicide. The medical examiner concluded a single bullet entered flick’s heart through his upper chest. Gunpowder residue reports show the bullet was fired at “close range” and in an area not typically protected by a soft body armor ballistics vest. A second autopsy related to Flick’s […]

  • Immigration agent caught on camera disparaging protesters?

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Violent criminals who can’t read. Is that what ICE agents really think of those who protest against that agency’s family separation practices? FOX31 Problem Solvers reported from a protest on August 2 outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Centennial. Eight people were reportedly arrested for trespassing or blocking the entrance to the ICE facility. Afterward, the FOX31 investigative team requested and started collecting police body camera footage from that day. We were surprised by the […]

  • Popular ‘Up and Vanished’ podcast features missing Colorado mom

    CRESTONE, Colo. — Over the past year, the FOX31 Problem Solvers have been investigating the mysterious disappearance of 29-year-old Kristal Anne Reisinger. She moved from Denver to Crestone to learn more about the region’s well-known spiritual centers. About July 13, 2016, she was last seen attending a local “drum circle ceremony.” Reisinger has not contacted her young daughter, friends,or family since then. The Saguache County Sheriff’s Office believes foul play is involved and detectives continue to work on active leads. […]