Christine Haas is an Emmy award winning anchor and investigative reporter, joining KTBC as the primary evening anchor in August of 2013. In addition to her passion for journalism, she's an author, Mom, fitness fanatic and horse lover! And YES - she drinks a lot of coffee!
If she's not working, Christine is writing and speaking to organizations looking to learn more about how the media can help non-profit organizations.
Christine is one of the most recognized journalists in Texas, winning six Lone Star Emmy Awards for her anchoring and writing special reports. She's also been honored with numerous awards including more than a dozen Associated Press awards and ten Edward R. Murrow awards for news writing, news series and investigations.
One of those stories looked at Texas' practice of recycling drivers' license numbers and how it led to mistaken identity. That report led to a change in Texas law.
In one of her proudest professional achievements, Christine's 2006 report on the Small Business Administration's misuse of Homeland Security funding was introduced as evidence in Congressional testimony.
Christine was also honored to have told the stories of countless breast cancer survivors through her work with Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure." Because of her efforts, she was named the honorary chair of Austin's "Race for the Cure" in 2006.
Christine says the best part of her job is being able to help inspire change. There is no better example than the story of a 4-year-old Austin girl who nearly died because her mother was driving under the influence. After telling several stories on her fight to survive and her inspiration to others, Christine's reports are now shown to Texans who are working to overcome addictions.
Christine says she knew from the very beginning of her career she had a passion for reporting and telling great stories. She's interviewed some of the biggest power players around like Oprah Winfrey, Lyle Lovett, Julianna Margulies, Governor Rick Perry, Former Governor Jesse Ventura, President Bill Clinton and President George W Bush.
Prior to KTBC, Christine anchored in San Diego, KHOU in Houston, and spent 5 years as the primary anchor at KVUE-TV in Austin. Prior to that, she anchored at: KARE 11 in Minneapolis; WTSP in Tampa, FL; KTHV in Little Rock, AR.
Christine graduated from Illinois State University and was named that school's "Young Alumni" of the year in 2004.
Email Christine at email@example.com.