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

Terre Haute man arrested in connection to Coles County fatal crash

A Terre Haute man was arrested in connection to a fatal accident in Coles County, Illinois.

Haworth: No viable threat at Terre Haute South after rumors

School leaders say they were not able to identify any threats after rumors at Terre Haute South Vigo High School.

One man killed and another hurt after going in oil well housing while hunting in Daviess County

According to police, 40-year-old Mervin Dale Knepp and 18-year-old Joseph Wagler were coyote hunting when their trained dogs ran into an oil well pump housing.

Knox County town to go without water for short time starting Wednesday morning

A Knox County town will be without water for a short period of time starting on Wednesday.

Indianapolis man dies trying to rescue dog from icy pond

An Indianapolis man is dead after trying to rescue his dog from an icy pond at the apartment complex on the city’s northeast side where he lived.

Terre Haute standoff ends, suspect 'secure'

Police were initially called to the scene for some sort of disturbance.

Two wanted in connection to Vincennes armed carjacking arrested

Two people were arrested in connection to a suspected armed robbery and carjacking in Knox County.

Police in Vincennes search for armed robbery/car jacking suspect

It happened on Tuesday afternoon just before 3:00 on Broadway Street.

Indiana had 51 percent voter turnout in 2018 general election

51 percent of registered Indiana voters went to the polls for the 2018 general election.

Three behind bars after sheriff deputy was forced off the road in Loogootee

A Martin County Sheriff's Deputy was forced off the road and three people are behind bars.

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