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Chris Berry, American broadcast executive. Recipient Angel award Religion in Media, Los Angeles, 1985, George Foster Peabody award, 2001, Dupont award, 2001.


Berry, Chris was born on August 11, 1960 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Richard Lyman and Phyllis Lee (Phipps) Berry.


Bachelor, University Mississippi, 1981.


Producer WHBQ-television, Memphis, 1981—1982. News editor Columbia Broadcasting System Radio-KNX Newsradio, Los Angeles, 1982—1986. Executive producer Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, Washington, 1986—1987.

News director WBBM-television, Chicago, 1987—1996. Vice president, general manager ABC News Radio, 1996—2002. President, general manager ABC Radio, WMAL, Washington, since 2002.

Professional advisor department journalism University Mississippi, Oxford, since 1988. Member journalism advisory committee University Nebraska, since 1995. Board directors Emergency Task Force, Washington Board Trade.


Committeeman National Freedom of Information Center, Chicago, 1990-1996. Board directors Wreath of Hope Charity, Chicago, 1990-1995. Communications chair United Way of Capital Region, since 2004.

Member Radio and television News Directors Association (Edward R. Murrow award 1991, Freedom of Information award 1993), Society Professional Journalists, Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Writers Guild American, Chicago Headline Club (board directors 1990-1995, Peter Lisagor award 1990), Fairfax County Chamber of Chamber (board directors since 2004).


Children: James Christopher Junior, Nicholas Andrew.

Richard Lyman Berry

Phyllis Lee (Phipps) Berry

James Christopher Junior Berry

Nicholas Andrew Berry