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Chris Gailus

Chris Gailus is a famous Canadian television host who was born on October 27, 1967. He is a successful news anchor with over twenty years of experience in the competitive field of journalism.

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Upbringing

Chris graduated with a degree in Journalism from Mount Royal University, where he achieved academic excellence and played on the basketball team. Chris was interested in the field of journalism ever since his childhood. He was confident and sure of himself when choose journalism as his career path. It was no surprise to his friends and family that he majored in Broadcast Journalism. He also got into the Dean’s List for Academic Excellence during his college tenure.

To this day, Chris remains thankful to his basketball coach, Bob Rose, who “took a chance on a skinny high school kid from northeast Calgary to bolster his roster on the Mount Royal College, as it was then, Cougars men's basketball team."

Broadcasting Career

After graduating in 1989, Chris worked as a reporter in Lethbridge. He covered social, agricultural, and municipal issues during his early days. Later, in 1992, he came back to Calgary as a host and reporter for CFCN. He then went on to Global Calgary to become their primary news host.

During the year 2000, the Canadian television news anchor traveled to the United States of America to anchor a morning newscast at the ABC Affiliate at Dallas, Texas. During this time, he covered some of the most important and most talked about topics, such as the crash of the space shuttle Columbia and the subsequent investigation, the impact of the September 11th attacks on Dallas, and the deployment of U.S. troops from Fort Hood at the outbreak of the war in Iraq.

In 2003, Chris hosted the Good Day New York show at WNYW. This show was undoubtedly the peak moment of his career. On May 1st, 2006, he came back to Canada and joined the Global News Family once again. Chris remains an iconic news figure, with a wide range of admirers and fans worldwide. He is an engaging journalist who brings a collection of interesting news and happenings across the world to viewers. He is undeniably one of the most popular and most frequently watched news anchors ever.

Besides his anchoring work at Global BC, Chris is a part of the Weekday Hour Team where he is responsible for reporting breaking news across the province. All of his news stories have been extremely compelling.

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Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 29-10-1967
Birth Place: Canada
Wife: Jane Carrigan
Alma Mater: Mount Royal University
T.V. Show(s): News Hour, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Profession: news anchor
Employer: Global BC
Nationality: American, Canadian
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Marriage Date: 2000
Children: Will.
Height: 6 ft 5 in
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Last Modified : Nov 3 2018