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

  Thieves steal nearly 40-foot Black Lives Matter banner from Slavic Village non-profit

  Northeast Ohio schools returning to in-class learning in “wait and see” mode after record Covid cases

  Cleveland-based company, marred in absentee ballot controversy spanning from Pennsylvania to Ohio

  Gov. Mike DeWine: Rising COVID-19 numbers in Ohio are ‘very concerning’

Former Solon High School band director indicted on 17 counts of gross sexual imposition

  Cleveland Housing Courts work to resolve home evictions amid coronavirus crisis

  Ohio makes General Motors return $28 million in tax credits, invest $12 million in community

  ODOT worker survives being hit by vehicle on I-76 in Akron

  Indoor visitations at Ohio nursing homes, assisted living facilities can resume Oct. 12

  Lorain County SWAT officer won’t be criminally charged for 2018 of 62-year old man

  3 Cleveland-area bars cited by Ohio Investigative Unit for alcohol violations

  Local black contractors and clergy protesting Sherwin-Williams for lack of diversity in construction project

  Cleveland Browns reemphasize importance of Responsible Restart as Thursday night game against Bengals approaches

  Community remembrance honors Cleveland Heights man who was murdered last Saturday

  Gov. Mike DeWine urges residents to get flu shot as soon as possible; UH doctor dispels myths surrounding shot

  ODOT announcing major lane changes this weekend over the Valley View Bridge

  Man with COPD says Disney store manager at Great Northern Mall blocked him from entering because he wasn’t wearing a mask

  New resource at MetroHealth helps diagnose skin cancer by photo

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon answers questions about current school year

  Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland offering virtual learning support in Northeast Ohio

  Ohio Highway Patrol: Highway travel lower amid pandemic, but traffic fatalities are higher

  East Cleveland City Councilmembers calling for oversight after police brutality allegations

University Heights Police charge man, woman, 16-year-old girl, for spray painting anti-Semitic symbols and messages on businesses

  City of Cleveland gives $5 million to help eliminate poisonous lead paint in older homes

  Teen says he was aggressively arrested by Euclid Police, but department argues otherwise (video)

  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