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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Recent Articles
  • ‘It’ movie a huge hit

    DENVER — I’ve seen  “it,” and until today, I was not allowed to review it. But the embargo has lifted, and I’m thrilled to report this movie scared the “it” out of me. Yes, Pennywise, the shape-shifting clown is terrifying. And a triumph. It’s the right kind of old-fashioned, roller coaster thrills and frights. The scares are well done and perfectly timed. But believe it or not, the kids outshine the clown. This is a coming-of-age story, the “us against […]

  • Actress Gabrielle Union has strong words on Brandon Marshall’s anthem stance

    DENVER — Actress Gabrielle Union spoke about the stance Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall has taken with the national anthem. Marshall followed the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by taking a knee during the anthem on Thursday before the Broncos’ regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers, Kaepernick began the protest over what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the U.S. The next day, Air Academy Federal Credit Union said it was ending its relationship […]

  • WATCH: ‘Game of Thrones’ creator talks about craziest fan

    Let’s face it. Authors are rarely recognized in person. If I showed you a picture of Tom Clancy or Dean Koontz, you’d have no idea who they are. Yet, George R.R. Martin might just be the rock star of writers. And, how about this: We snagged the colorado exclusive with George down in Santa Fe.  He’s got a lot to stay, but we start with his thoughts on fame. Http://

  • WATCH from 2011: Chris Parente interviews Robin Williams

    DENVER — Meeting Robin Williams was like sitting down with Santa Claus, Willy Wonka and Peter Pan — all in the same four minutes.  When we last chatted in 2011, he’d just been to Paris on his honeymoon. He seemed so genuinely happy and so full of his legendary wit and energy.  Watch and enjoy just a few moments of what made Robin Williams, truly, one in a million.

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    Chris Parente’s Oscars picks; He’ll get it right, or else

    FOX31 Denver’s entertainment reporter, Chris Parente, spends the year covering Hollywood, and he’s convinced he knows who will win at the Oscars Sunday night. In fact,  for  every prediction he gets wrong, Parente has agreed to take a pie to the face, live on television. Tune in Monday morning at 10 a.m. for the Everyday show, to see whether he gets humiliated…or vindicated. Here are Parente’s picks: Best Picture: “12 Years a Slave” Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey for “Dallas Buyers […]

  • Justin Bieber spends Labor Day Weekend at Phish concert, Beta nightclub

    DENVER — Phish closed their 2013 summer tour with a show at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Denver Sunday night and among the fans was an international music star — Justin Bieber. Bieber was spotted at the concert with his musical director, Dan Kanter. Sure looks like @dankanter and @justinbieber at last night's #Phish show in CO. No one got a better pic? — Tom Marshall (@TomMarshall111) September 2, 2013 After the concert, Bieber was seen partying at Beta […]

  • One Direction tells all

    It’s movie madness today.  The boys of “One Direction” tell all,  why “Closed Circuit” may be the best film opening this month, and why Telluride may have just picked next year’s Oscar Winning Film.

  • Send us your questions for One Direction

    DENVER — In a Colorado exclusive, the boys of One Direction are going to sit down with me and I want to know what you want to know. Use the form below to send me your one question for One Direction. I’ll pick a few good ones and ask the boys (and be sure to mention your name too!) Send your questions by Friday Aug. 23. Then be sure to watch all next week on “Good Day Colorado” at 8 […]

  • Joey McIntyre is expected to bring his unique blend of acting, comedy and, of course, music to his one-man show, which is reportedly set to premier in Denver in August 2013. (Photo: Twitter / Joey McIntyre)

    New Kid Joey McIntyre to premiere one-man show in Denver

    UPDATE: The Garner Galleria Theater put out this press release on Thursday Joey McIntyre is THE KID, the youngest member of New Kids on the Block, the biggest “boy band” in history (and no, The Beatles are not a “boy band”). In this inspiring, entertaining, and deeply personal coming-of-age story, Joey takes the audience from his hometown of Boston to sold-out stadium tours, when three generations of family drama becomes three decades of stage dreams. With music from his childhood, […]

  • Exclusive: Johnny Depp on filming ‘Lone Ranger’ in Colorado

    DENVER — In a Colorado exclusive with Chris Parente, Johnny Depp talks about his new role in the summer blockbuster “Lone Ranger.” The cast spent three weeks filming in the town of Creede, Colo. Turns out he loved the place so much, he just might come back.

  • ‘Man Of Steel’ film review: Lots of havoc, not enough heart

    RELATED: Watch Parente’s exclusive interviews with the cast of ‘Man of Steel’ When I was kid, Superman would leap tall buildings in a single bound. In “Man Of Steel,” he’d rather knock them over. And over. And over. The amount of CGI destruction in this film eclipses almost everything else. And that’s a shame. Henry Cavill brings the right blend of hesitation and self-doubt to his role. Amy Adams is stellar as Lois Lane, redefining the character. But it’s hard […]

  • These six stars were all a part of five movies that our Chris Parente called the most underrated of 2012.

    Top 10 films you didn’t see in 2012 … but should

    DENVER — It’s been a good year for movies. Odds are, you’ve heard about the blockbusters, and have likely seen them.  But there have been plenty of hidden gems – films that haven’t scored big money or big headlines. They’re worth your time and attention.  So here now, are my picks for most overlooked and underrated movies of 2012. 10. “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”   Don’t let the name fool you.  It’s charming and funny, with a great performance by Ewan McGregor. […]

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