Chris Frye


Cleveland, Ohio

Chris Frye joined 19 News in August 2019, after nearly 15 years in the business as a Sportscaster and News Anchor.

Born in rural Arkansas, Chris always had a passion for being in front of the camera. He developed a love for weather, hoping one day to be a meteorologist. Instead of chasing tornadoes, Chris turned to sports.

Chris graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2001 with a B.A. in Mass Communication/Journalism. Chris is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., where he served as chapter president, state president and advisor.

Chris began his TV career as a production assistant at a station in Little Rock in 2004. In April 2005, he was hired for his first on-camera position as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in Rockford, Illinois. After Rockford, Chris made stops in Alabama, Kansas and in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was in Fayetteville where Chris made the transition from sports to news in October 2014 as Morning Anchor.

Chris enjoys going to church, working out, meeting new people and spending time with his wife, Natasha and their four children: Harrison, Hayden, Harlow and Huntley.

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Recent Articles by Chris

  University Heights Police release photo of man accused of spray painting anti-Semitic symbols and messages on local businesses

  Browns return to training camp without fans

  Forest City Brewery in Tremont is closing its doors after customers refused to wear masks inside taproom

  Family of motorcyclist killed by hit-and-run driver continue to search for justice

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson hosts public phone-in session to discuss pandemic, crime and school this fall

  Cleveland City Council member questions $1.2m plan to change manager of West Side Market parking lot

  Cuyahoga County sued by family claiming improper medical care in death of former inmate

  $3M in grants given to small businesses in Northeast Ohio, including minority-owned businesses

  Cleveland mayor’s ‘Butthole of the World’ comment raises eyebrows on social media

  Peaceful protests in East Cleveland pointing out past violence in city and police reform

  UPDATE: 19 News helps Euclid Hill Villa tenants get A/C switched on

  How vulnerable are dams in Northeast Ohio?

  Cleveland gunman arrested after police chase in Lakewood (video)

  Ohio youth summer sports return, other sports remain sidelined due to pandemic

  Springtime Freeze Threatens Northeast Ohio Vineyards This Year’s Crop Could Be Affected

  Protesters from across the state plan to march against Gov. DeWine’s Stay Safe Ohio order

  2-day week and virtual learning could be new normal in Ohio schools starting this August

  UH to assist with clinical trial of promising COVID-19 drug

  Former inmate says he was kicked in the groin and pepper sprayed at Cuyahoga County Jail (graphic content)

  Local Doctor Educating Patients On Difference Between Allergy and Coronavirus Symptoms

  New plasma treatment could help patients suffering from coronavirus

  Agricultural industry in Northeast Ohio feeling coronavirus impact

  Myths vs Facts Dealing With Coronavirus

  Cleveland nurse hoping to educate African-Americans on alarming racial disparities with COVID-19 deaths

  Wickliffe-Based, Lubrizol Pledging $2 Million To Help Fight Coronavirus

  ‘That’s not enough, we’ve got to do more': Ohio’s Lt. Gov. pressures ODJFS amid unemployment woes

  Non-Profits Losing Funds During The Coronavirus Pandemic

  Northeast Ohio funeral homes balance mourners’ wishes with DeWine’s orders

  Cleveland-area family goes viral after brother brings llama to sister’s wedding

  Northeast Ohio resident survives lethal Nashville tornado