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Chris Carpenter is the program director for CBN.com, the official website of the Christian Broadcasting Network. He also serves as executive producer for myCBN Weekend, an Internet exclusive webcast show seen on CBN.com. In addition to his regular duties, Chris writes extensively for the website. Over the years, he has interviewed many notable entertainers, athletes, and politicians including Oscar winners Matthew McConaughy and Reese Witherspoon, evangelist Franklin Graham, author Max Lucado, Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy and former presidential hopefuls Sen. Rick Santorum and Gov. Mike Huckabee.
In 2003, Chris won a national Telly Award for his work on "War or Peace in the Middle East", a CBN.com original webcast. He was also recognized for his innovation, integrity, and excellence in 2002 and 2004 as a recipient of CBN's President's Award.
Prior to coming to CBN, Chris served as principal anchor for Media One’s Local Edition, a five-minute news insert program that appeared on CNN’s Headline News. He was nominated for a Massachussetts Cable Commission award for outstanding newscast in 1996. While at Media One, Chris also became the Major League beat reporter for Forever Baseball, a nationally syndicated television program that aired on Sports Channel America, Fox Sports Net, as well as various major and minor league stadiums across the country. On Forever Baseball, he had the opportunity cover several World Series, championship series, and All-Star Games.
His position there led to the opportunity to create HomeTownSports.com, a groundbreaking website dedicated to the celebration of the high school athlete. The site spawned a television program of the same name that aired daily throughout New England. Under his leadership, the website was nominated for a national Beacon Award for outstanding sports website, as well as being tabbed as one of the five best sports websites in Massachusetts by Boston Magazine.
Chris began his career by working as a production assistant at then CBS Affiliate WHDH-TV in Boston, Massachusetts. He then served as the Media Director at Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts for four years. While at Newbury, he taught undergraduate courses in broadcasting, journalism, and media studies. He was honored with a Faculty of the Year Award and an Outstanding Contribution Award during his tenure there.
Chris has co-authored a book titled Murder at the Baseball Hall of Fame (St. Martin’s Press) that was published in the fall of 1996. Set in Cooperstown, New York, the murder mystery follows the exploits of private detective Frank Branco in his quest to solve the murder of former major leaguer Herb Frawley.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.