Chris Conte

Chris Conte

Chris Conte

National Correspondent

Chris Conte is a National Correspondent for Scripps News. He travels across the country in search of great stories. Chris has also spent time reporting in Nashville, Minnesota and upstate New York. Along the way, he's been awarded 25 Emmy awards, Edward R. Murrow awards and been named Journalist of The Year by the Associated Press. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, skiing and hiking with his dog Vinny. Chris is an alumnus of Boston University.

Recent Work
Graphic showing the amount of student loan debt in the United States.

Student loan borrowers face budget strains as repayments kick back in

Pickleball and paddles on an empty court.

As demand for pickleball soars, homeowners turn to backyard courts

An ambulance in Denver

Scripps News Investigates: The deadly toll of a US ambulance shortage

Waves come ashore, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2023, in Hampton Beach, N.H.

Atlantic storm Lee makes landfall in Canada with winds of 70mph

A blood pressure monitor.

Remote blood pressure monitoring helps new moms keep track of health

Jack Sheeran in handcuffs

White teen accused of luring Black teen in attempt to drown him

The aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Aug. 21, 2023.

As climate change worsens, Americans struggle to escape its impacts

A tassel with 2023 on it rests on a graduation cap.

'It's a huge relief': Educators react to student loan forgiveness

A passer-by walks near a street damaged by flood waters.

'We feel forgotten': Vermont flood victims navigate lengthy recovery

Solar panels in a field.

Popular rural energy program faces political uncertainty

The Boston city skyline.

Boston offers incentives to turn empty offices into affordable housing

A tassel with 2023 on it rests on a graduation cap.

Borrowers on edge as federal student loan payments are set to restart

A great white shark swims past a boat.

As shark sightings rise, researchers are better understanding species

Tractor on a farm.

The Biden administration's push to grow the next generation of farmers

Explore Community Schools sign

Teachers are 'nervous' and 'excited,' as new school year starts

Scripps News Correspondent Chris Conte, left, stands next to farmer Jason Head.

American farmers worry about the fate of a new farm bill

Special education teacher Patricia Cummings.

Worry sets in as federal student loan payments are set to restart

Floodwaters rush through a Vermont neighborhood.

Why experts say more Americans need to consider flood insurance

Website for the Winooski News.

Could colleges and universities save America's newspapers?

Floodwaters in Vermont

Vermont braces for more rain and even potential tornadoes

A volunteer cleans mud off sidewalks in Vermont

Water-logged Vermont residents are now buried under mountains of mud

The period of total coverage during a solar eclipse.

Vermont town already gearing up for 2024 total solar eclipse

A plane wing soars above rural lands

The push to bring airline service back to regional airports

Daniel Higgins and his partner Sean Weber.

Same-sex couples navigate raising a family amid LGBTQ+ backlash

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line subway train.

Underfunded US public transit puts reliability, safety at risk

Crews work to fix a collapsed bridge.

Philadelphia bridge collapse likely to have broader economic impacts

Sign warning about coyotes.

Coyote problems persist in town divided over how to control population

Homeless people gathered in tents on a sidewalk.

Transgender homelessness surging amid wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

Normandy American Cemetery

Efforts to change crosses on graves of Jewish American soldiers

College students.

Community college enrollment rebounds after pandemic drop