Chris Coffey is a member of the Troubleshooters at NBC Connecticut. He joined the team in January 2012 after a long stay in the Lone Star State.
Chris focuses on consumer reporting, exposing questionable business tactics and discovering issues that could impact thousands of Connecticut residents.
Chris began his television reporting career at KWES-TV in Midland, Texas. He shot many of his own stories there while reporting breaking news, oil production issues and high school football (Friday Night Lights, anyone?). Then, it was off to WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois where Chris focused his reports on higher education, crime and complex legislative issues. An opportunity to return to Texas landed Chris a position at the FOX station in Austin; as KTBC-TV’s investigative and consumer reporter, he fought for consumer rights and performed hidden-camera investigations. Most recently, Chris served as general assignment reporter at KEYE-TV in Austin. He was one of the first to report on the scene of a massive wildfire in Central Texas that became the most destructive in the state’s history and garnered national attention.
Some of his most memorable reports include leading the CBS Evening News with a report on the Bastrop, Texas wildfire, rocking out to live music at the Austin City Limits festivals, flying in an aerial stunt plane and covering Presidential visits from George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Chris is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with a degree in Communication from Truman State University. Chris leaves behind Tex-Mex and Barbecue, but is now discovering the food wonders of New England.
Chris and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Emelia, and Sophie the dachshund.
If you have a tip that would make for a great investigative or consumer story, Chris would love to hear from you. Email him at Chris.Coffey@nbcuni.com and Twitter @ChrisCoffeyNBC.