Chris Reason Biography
Chris Reason is a senior reporter and presenter for Seven News in Sydney, Australia. He has been reporting for Seven News for more than a decade and his travels have given him unique, first-hand insight into some of the biggest news events in recent history.
Chris Reason Age And Birthday
Chris was born on 1st October 1965.
Chris Reason Height
He stand at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
Chris Reason Early Life And Education
He attended Villanova College in the Brisbane suburb of Coorparoo and the University of Queensland (BA).
Chris Reason Awards And Achievements
He was awarded the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award for his coverage of the Lindt Cafe siege in December 2014.
The award judges described as “simply outstanding” Reason’s coverage over more than 24 hours of the Sydney terrorist attack in which two hostages were killed.
Chris Reason was honoured with the Logie Award for News Coverage for his work in East Timor during 2000 and was also a finalist in the Walkley Awards that year.
He was also a member of the Seven News team that received the Logie Award for News Coverage of the Thredbo landslide tragedy in 1997.
Chris Reason Parents
He is the son of Allan and Joan. His father died from brain cancer in 2006.
Chris Reason Siblings
His siblings are Martin and Emma. When Chris was going through cancer, his brother Martin and sister Emma made a roster, and each week they took it in turns to move in and look after him.
Chris Reason Wife
Chris is married to Kathryn Robinson, she originally studied economics at Macquarie University and began her career working for Macquarie Bank, before deciding to switch to journalism in 2001 when she completed her master’s degree in journalism.
She was a finance presenter on Ten Early News and a regular fill-in presenter for Sydney’s Ten News at Five, Ten Morning News and Ten News at Five.
She was the presenter of the Friday edition of Ten Late News and news presenter on 6PM with George Negus. Robinson filled in for Kim Watkins on 9am with David & Kim
Chris Reason Kids
Chris and Robinson became parents to twins, a boy and a girl, in 2007.
Chris Reason Testicular Cancer
He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1998 at the age of 33 years. The right testicle had doubled in size, doctors removed it and did some radiotherapy.
The cancer had metastasised into the abdomen and around the kidneys with multiple tumours. He went straight into chemo, surgery, and spent seven months battling cancer.
Chris Reason Seven News
Chris Reason presented Sunday Sunrise in 2004 after a year that saw him successfully battle cancer for a second time before returning to his television career.
His new role also involved reports for Seven News, making Chris one of the Network’s longest-serving and most experienced journalists.
He has been reporting for Seven News for more than a decade and his travels have given him unique, first-hand insight into some of the biggest news events in recent history.
Chris was appointed as foreign correspondent to the Seven Network’s London bureau in 1992 (the youngest in network history) and a year later he was promoted to bureau chief.
After four years in London, Chris returned to Seven’s Sydney newsroom to work as Senior Network Reporter (1996 – 2002).
At the beginning of 2002 he was promoted to anchor the national breakfast news program Sunrise.
After a second battle with cancer, Chris returned to Seven News as anchor of the national Seven Morning News bulletin in 2003.
During his time in London Chris covered significant events such as the Bosnian War, the Kobe earthquake in Japan, the Estonia ferry disaster and the separation and divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
He was also assigned to cover the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, an event which quickly turned from sports story to mayhem following the TWA-800 jetliner crash, where he was the first Australian television correspondent to reach Long Island.
He also secured the first television interview with swimming legend Dawn Fraser after her heart attack in Atlanta.
He has covered some of the biggest stories of our time – across hotspots including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, the Middle East, Afghanistan and the Pacific rim.
Chris Reason Networth
His actual net worth is uknown but it is estimated to be 3 million dollars.
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