Chris Daniels Biography
Chris Daniels began reporting for KING 5 News in 2003. He came to Seattle in 2000 as a reporter for KCPQ-TV. Prior to that, he was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI, and a morning/noon anchor for KIDK-TV in Idaho Falls, ID.
Daniels traveled the globe in the pursuit of a story, whether it be the Dominican Republic to cover the Seattle Mariners’ efforts there, or Russia, where he lived for a month covering the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Chris has covered the Boston Marathon bombings and multiple national disasters, such as the Oso landslide, wildfires, windstorms and the 2004 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
He is known for how he walked the line between news and sports and in particular the ongoing saga involving the building of a new arena in Seattle and attracting the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
Chris traveled all over the U.S. and Canada following that story alone for over 10 years, popping up on radio and TV stations around the world to give updates. One day, we all have both teams in Seattle, and a new arena, or two.
His peers have been nice enough to reward me with multiple awards for my coverage over the years, including handing me the Emmy as the “Best Reporter” in the Western Region, or the AP Award with the same name.
Chris Daniels Age
Chris Daniels was born in Pierce County and grew up in University Place, which as he likes to joke is the place without a university.
He grew up watching KING 5, and he has been fortunate enough to be working in this market, and in your homes, for almost two decades. Daniels actual is under review. The information will be updated soon.
Steve Daniels Family
Steve was born in Pierce County. He grew up there, and have lived here for most of my life, and have a lot of passion and pride for the region.
He grew up watching KING 5. Steve is now the Chief Reporter at KING 5. her parent, brothers and sisters details are not revealed. The updated will be done soon.
Chris Daniels Wife
He has shared any information about her wife and children. We are still doing our research and we shall update the details immediately we get them.
Chris Daniels Salary | Chris Daniels Net Worth
Salaries at King 5 Television range from an average of $42,491 to $64,924 a year. King 5 Television employees with the job title News Anchor make the most with an average annual salary of $84,149, while employees with the title Account Manager make the least with an average annual salary of $43,990.
In addition to being Emmy and Murrow Award-winning reporter, his bio at King5.com notes that he was recognized by Michigan’s Associated Press as “Reporter of the Year” in 1999 and that he won USA Equestrian’s “The Award for Broadcast Media Excellence” in 2002.
He receives a good salary at King 5 Television. The actual salary and Net Worth is under review and it will be updated very soon.
Chris Daniels Articles
Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King’s Unhappy Meals
campaignlive.com — Is Burger King’s Real Meals campaign distasteful commercialization of Mental Health Month? Or, as some public health experts argue, is it just what’s needed to expand awareness of the month? The fast-food chain introduced five limited-edition, themed Whopper meal boxes this month: Pissed in red, Blue for sad, Salty in teal, YAAAS in purple and “DGAF — short for “don’t give a f—” — in black.
Why mental health advocates are backing Burger King’s Unhappy Meals
prweek.com — Added 1 hour ago by Chris Daniels Some dismiss it as a cheap stunt, but experts say the campaign could help young consumers.
Are Burger King’s Real Meals campaign distasteful commercialization of Mental Health Month? Or, as some public health experts argue, is it just what’s needed to expand awareness of the month?
From hookers at dinner to ghosting CMOs: When the pitch process goes to #PRHell
prweek.com — Added 2 hours ago by Chris Daniels Sometimes the final stages of an agency review go way off the rails. Photo credit: Getty images The agency pitch process can be one of the most ridiculous aspects of the communications business.
Evidence of progress: 2019 Salary Survey
prweek.com — Added 54 minutes ago by Chris Daniels Wages are up, and company departures are down. A key facilitator of those trends is measurable, positive movement on two issues the workforce has long focused on flex time and the gender pay gap. The median salary in PR is nearing the six-figure mark.
Facebook and Instagram’s epic outage: Brands and influencers weigh the consequences
prweek.com — Added 30 minutes ago by Chris Daniels You have an influencer marketing program ready to go, and a social site goes down. Experts discuss what’s next.
Photo credit: Getty Images Facebook and Instagram – two of the most popular channels for influencers – took almost a full day to return to full functionality last week.
26 rescued in Seattle human trafficking bust
of 11 different “massage parlors” in the city. The raids were carried out on February 28 and led to charges against five different spa owners, and a warrant for a sixth person.
Those arrested are alleged to have conspired to lure women to the U.S. with the promise of a legitimate job making large sums of money.
26 Rescued In Seattle Human Trafficking Bust
myhighplains.com — (KING) Police in Seattle, Washington says they’ve busted a human trafficking and prostitution ring run out of 11 different “massage parlors” in the city.
The raids were carried out on February 28 and led to charges against five different spa owners, and a warrant for a sixth person. Those arrested are alleged to have conspired to lure women to the U.S. with the promise of a legitimate job making large sums of money.
Chris Daniels Part Un
He flirted with sports reporting in his earlier years and describes himself as a “sports nut” on his Twitter page. So how did he go from being a sports guy to a hard-hitting newshound? Like Noah of the Bible, his life was changed by a flood. Daniels put it as follows.
It would be impossible to report good information without finding sources of good information, particularly in a long-running story such as the Sonics saga.
We here at Sonics Rising try to give you good information, but most of the time we are relaying reports from people like Chris Daniels and offering comment on them.
We, or more accurately I, don’t spend a lot of time cultivating good sources the way a professional like Daniels does.
The Twitter Effect
In case you haven’t noticed, social media has made a major impact on the reporting of the news, not just with our story, but with stories all over the world. The change has been both good and bad for various reasons.
It is a game changer. No doubt. As a news person, you better be on Twitter, and active, or go back to being a 2007-era dinosaur.
People in Sacramento don’t really know who I am if Twitter wasn’t around. Many people in Seattle learned of my/our coverage through Twitter.
It gave me a chance to ‘plant the flag’, build our brand, and get the information out.
There has always been pressure for reporters to break stories before their competitors do. It was that way during Watergate. It was that way during Sonicsgate. Twitter provides instant access to news and seems to have increased the pressure to break stories first.
It puts more pressure on you to deliver the news factually and accurately before others and I’ve seen many people get tripped up by that.
There were certain stories that I wouldn’t tweet if I didn’t have multiple rock solid sources and documentation. I also have a higher standard for when to tweet a piece of information.
I’ve noticed, especially on this story, the habit certain people have had to throw stuff up against a wall and see if it sticks.
When I last checked his Twitter page, Daniels had amassed 17,666 followers. A large percentage of those are as a result of the Sonics/arena story. In addition to the Seattle people on that list, many are from Sacramento and Phoenix. For him, it has been surreal.
It’s changed the type of information I tweet. I caught on to that early on in the Arena and Sonics/Kings saga. A large part of my fellows doesn’t care about a fire in Enumclaw or ten car pileup in Everett.
There were people following me from all over the country during the peak of the saga, but I get it. I also get that, despite what people may say, they care about this story.
I had a woman from Mount Vernon stop me on vacation in Maui to tell me how much she loved my work. I had a farmer from Duvall tell me they only follow users tweeting about agricultural issues and me for the arena coverage.
I had a young man come up to me at the Lenny Wilkins foundation dinner, and tell me he knew Barkley and Magic were there, but he was most interested in meeting me because of my work on Twitter.