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Chris Essex

Chris Essex began his career at WTHI in January of 2004

Title: Digital Media Manager
CEssex@wthitv.com

Chris Essex began his career at WTHI in January of 2004, working in the production department. About a year later, he moved into the newsroom as the weekend editor and photojournalist. As a photojournalist, Chris won various Associated Press, Indiana Broadcaster’s Association, and Society of Professional Journalists awards.

In 2009 he accepted a role in the digital department as the Digital Media Manager. Chris is part of the team that runs WTHITV.com and WTHI’s social networks.

Chris is the station’s resident tech geek, always first in line for the latest and greatest gadgets.

You can find Chris each week on the Report It Wrap with Jade Scott, and blogging in the Digital Download section of our website.

Do you have a tech related question or story idea? He would love to hear from you!

Recent Posts by Chris Essex

Woman arrested after police say she misappropriated nearly $250k from the son of fallen THPD officer's estate

According to police, she "misused and misappropriated" $248,654.81 from her son's estate for self-gain.

Rose-Hulman hits $250 million fundraising goal

Students are now better prepared for success thanks to a huge investment in a Wabash Valley college.

Judge grants request to push back hearing for man accused of killing Terre Haute police detective, here's why

Earlier this month, Shane Meehan was accused of killing Detective Greg Ferency outside of the Terre Haute FBI field office.

Gnats and rotten food - Here's a look at Vigo County food inspections for July 19 to July 24.

Each week, the Vigo County Health Department performs inspections at local establishments that serve food. Here's a look at the results for July 19 to July 24.

Accused Michigan prison escapee arrested in the Wabash Valley

A suspect in a Michigan prison escape was found and arrested in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute street could pick up new name, honoring Ambassador and Terre Haute native

A street could be named after a local woman with years of diplomatic service.

Man in custody after chase takes police from Terre Haute onto I-70

Indiana State Police says a high-speed chase that started in Terre Haute is now part of an ongoing federal investigation.

15-year-old shot and killed in Terre Haute, police release more details about the investigation

We have an update on a Terre Haute shooting that left a 15-year-old girl dead.

I-70 closed for 2 hours after crash in Vigo County

According to INDOT's TrafficWise, the crash happened at the 10.4 mile-marker westbound lanes. That's near State Road 46.

Terre Haute man with charged with arson for early July fire

Police in Terre Haute made an arrest in connection to an arson investigation.

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