Chris Lawrence anchors the weekend editions of News4 at 6 and News4 at 11 and contributes special reports to other newscasts.
Lawrence is a veteran journalist who spent ten years working at CNN. In his most recent role as Pentagon Correspondent, he traveled around the world, reporting on crises in countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Israel. His live reports after the earthquake in Haiti earned him a national EMMY Award. He also reported on national stories including the Boston bombing.
Prior to his assignment at The Pentagon, Lawrence was based at CNN’s bureaus in Los Angeles and Chicago. He covered national stories including the BP Oil Spill, California wildfires and the Michael Jackson trial. Lawrence was among the first reporters to be live from New Orleans after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina; reporting that contributed to a Peabody Award that CNN won for its coverage.
Prior to joining CNN, Lawrence covered local news for WXYZ-TV in Detroit, WTVH-TV in Syracuse and WDBB-TV in Tuscaloosa. His experience includes anchoring, general assignment reporting, and working as a consumer/investigative reporter. He also worked for CBS Newspath, filing national stories for local CBS stations around the country. During this time, he spent four months in Kuwait and Iraq during the U.S. invasion in 2003 and traveled to Rome to cover the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.
Lawrence attended the University of Maryland in college Park and lives with his family in Alexandria, VA.