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

National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado touchdown in Sullivan County

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado in Sullivan County earlier this week.

Silver Alert continues for missing Daviess County man after officials use a helicopter in their search

On Thursday, officials used a helicopter to help in the search for 72-year-old Daniel Grannan.

Police identify the man involved in deadly I-70 crash

It happened on Thursday around 1:30 in the westbound lanes of the 18-mile marker.

Shelburn rolls out new REACH Alert system, here's how you sign up

A Sullivan County town plans to roll out a new alert system to keep its residents informed.

Crews respond to Crawford County grain bin rescue

Crews were on the scene of a grain bin rescue in Crawford County on Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: Missing Greene County man located

44-year-old Ryan Followell has been located and is safe.

Chicago woman lied about her identity to get into a Parke County prison, investigators say

A Chicago woman is facing charges after investigators say she tried to lie about her identity to get into a Parke County prison.

Local swimmers set to hit the pool for a good cause

Swimmers will attempt to swim 200 lengths in two hours.

Riot police clash with protesters at Hong Kong airport

Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport late Tuesday night, moving into the terminal where the demonstrators had shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two straight days.

Police identify person wanted for Brazil theft

Police have identified the person wanted in connection to theft at a Brazil hardware store.

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