Chris Parente

Chris is a seven-time Emmy Award winning reporter, anchor and entertainment host. You can watch him weekdays from 4:30-9:00 a.m. co-anchoring “Daybreak” on Channel 2.

He’s been in the tv business for more than 24 years (which clearly means he started when he was five)! Prior to Coming to Denver, Chris was the morning anchor at WAVE-TV in Louisville, Kentucky.

A highlight for Chris was hosting an hour of national television, filling in for Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis & Kelly.” They loved him so much, Chris was invited back to the show a second time, as feature reporter for their “Ambush Makeovers.” He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, actors and politicians, and his live work has been featured nationally on CNN, FOX and MSNBC.

Though Chris has adopted Colorado has his second home, he’ll always remain a “Hoosier” at heart. Born in Indiana, chris graduated with honors from Indiana University, with degrees in both Journalism and Political Science.

He studied theatre at Indiana University, and got his Improvisation training at Chicago’s famed “Second City.” He’s performed with Improv Troupes at countless festivals and shows. He’s currently performing here in Denver with the troupe he helped found, the “Queerbots.”

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