Chris Essex

Chris Essex began his career at WTHI in January of 2004

Title: Digital Media Manager

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 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

Sullivan County man faces charges after police say he assaulted a woman while she was driving

It happened on Monday around 2:00 at U.S. 41 and State Road 248.

Semi driver charged after early morning I-70 crash in Vigo County

A semi driver is facing charges after an early more crash on Interstate 70 in Vigo County.

Police execute search warrant at Terre Haute home

Police say they were executing a search warrant at a Terre Haute home on Wednesday in an effort to arrest a suspect.

Man charged after police say he nearly drunkenly crashed into state trooper's car at Terre Haute intersection

Police say a Montgomery County man is facing charges after he almost drunkenly crashed into an Indiana State Police car.

Terre Haute man involved in Friday night police chase arrested

38-year-old Donald Murray was arrested on Tuesday morning. Terre Haute detectives have been searching for Murray since Friday's chase.

Vigo County prosecutor to distribute $25,000 in grants to addiction recovery programs

Addiction recovery programs in Vigo County will see a boost in money thanks to an allocation of money from the prosecutor's office.

Police release information involving weekend crash into Light House Mission Thrift Store

Terre Haute Police released information on Monday after a Saturday night crash.

Law enforcement, including FBI, search Greene County man's home, accused of making child pornography

A Greene County man is facing charges after police say they busted him for production and possession of child pornography.

Police arrest Daviess County man for sex crimes against a minor

Police in Washington, Indiana have arrested a 19-year-old man for sex crimes involving a minor.

Four teens allegedly crashed a stolen car, causing it to roll and catch fire near Seelyville

All four teens were reportedly 15-years-old or younger.

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