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
Riverbend Residential Care Home sign

Staffing shortages have left nursing homes at a breaking point

Voters arrive and depart at a polling station

How is immigration driving voters on Super Tuesday?

Leap year, Feb. 29.

Leap day babies get an extra birthday to celebrate

Willis Spear.

Maine's lobster fishermen struggle with efforts to save right whales

A person clears off a sidewalk during a winter snow storm in Philadelphia.

NYC gets largest snowstorm since 2022, schools go virtual

Flooding outside a home

Could new flood sensors help keep your basement dry?

A great white shark.

Shark attacks are on the rise worldwide, scientists researching why

A female right whale was found dead off Martha's Vineyard

Endangered right whale found dead off Cape Cod coast

People shopping at a mall.

TikTok trend is helping Americans who are trying to buy less this year

A voter casts his ballot in Dixville Notch.

Haley takes early lead in New Hampshire with 6 votes in Dixville Notch

Voter with Trump support pins on his jacket.

What are some issues driving voters to the polls in New Hampshire?

Fisherman Bill Bright and Wayne Reichle

Supreme Court fishermen's case could change federal regulations

NYC subway in the train station

As 2024 begins, transit agencies face massive budget shortfalls

A ski resort with little snow in the winter.

Where's the snow? Warm start to winter has businesses worried

Aerial view of farm land

Congress fails to pass new Farm Bill in 2023

Missouri Higher Education Loans Authority website

Student loan borrowers are struggling to make repayments

Pieces of firewood stacked

Firewood banks helping Americans who can't afford to heat their homes

Fishermen boat

A group of commercial fishermen have ended up before the Supreme Court

North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley

In rare bipartisan move, North Carolina Medicaid expansion begins

Sign that reads "Lewiston Strong."

In Lewiston, Maine, a community continues to heal after mass shooting

2022 presidential pardoning of turkeys Chocolate and Chip.

What's next for turkeys after they receive presidential pardon?

U.S. veteran Annabel "Annie" Reyes.

Thousands of discharged LGBTQ+ veterans still being denied benefits

The injectable drug Ozempic.

Concern over counterfeit versions of weight loss drugs like Ozempic

Goat Island Lighthouse

One of the nation's last resident lighthouse keepers examines future

Stock image of woman looking out an office window.

Post-pandemic work world leaves more employees feeling isolated

Group walks through the Harvard University campus.

How the Israel-Hamas war is impacting American universities

Spools of fiber optic cables.

One man's mission to provide broadband internet to his rural community

Palestinians flee northern Gaza

In Gaza, more than a million evacuees have few options

A combine harvests soy beans.

American farmers 'frustrated' as Congress delays farm bill passage

Wounded Palestinians arrive at a hospital in Gaza

Hospitals in Gaza are about to buckle under new strain