Emmy award winning anchor Christine Haas is a journalist, mom, wife, fitness fanatic and horse lover!
Christine currently anchors the top rated 4 and 5pm newscast on NBC 7 in San Diego, CA. She came from KHOU in Houston where she was a Morning Anchor from 2008-2011.
Prior to Houston, she spent five years as the primary anchor at KVUE-TV in Austin. She’s also held anchor positions at KARE 11 in Minneapolis; WTSP in Tampa, FL; KTHV in Little Rock, AR; and KAMR in Amarillo, TX.
Christine has been honored with numerous accolades including 7 Emmys, 2 national and 10 regional Edward R. Murrow awards and more than two dozen Associated Press awards from various states.
While working at KVUE, one of those award winning stories looked at Texas' practice of recycling drivers' license numbers and how it led to mistaken identity. That report led to a change in Texas law. In one of her proudest professional achievements, Christine's 2006 report on the Small Business Administration's misuse of Homeland Security funding was introduced as evidence in Congressional testimony.
In addition to her role on the investigative unit at KVUE-TV, she says she feels honored to have told the stories of countless breast cancer survivors through her work with Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure." Because of her efforts, she was named the honorary chair of Austin's "Race for the Cure" in 2006. Her charitable work has also taken her to the dance floor as well as the skating rink. In 2008, she appeared in the first ever "Dancing With The Stars - Austin" to help raise money for the Center For Child Protection and then in 2012, she strapped on her skates and took to the ice to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In both instances she spent months and countless hours practicing and learning routines for the public events, which were put together to raise money for charity.
Christine says the best part of her job is being able to help inspire change. There is no better example than the story of a 4-year-old Austin girl who nearly died because her mother was driving under the influence. After telling several stories on her fight to survive and her inspiration to others, Christine's reports are now shown to Texans who are working to overcome addictions.
While in Houston, Christine used her passion for saving money and consumer journalism to develop a strong Facebook and Twitter following. Her "Daily Deals" column was a 5 day a week report on ways to save money and where to find the best deals. She saw a need to take her consumer reporting to another level after the 2008 economic collapse. Within months of starting the consumer column, Christine had more than 2,500 Facebook followers, which accounted for 10 percent of the station's total Facebook following.
Christine says she knew from the very beginning of her career she had a passion for reporting and telling great stories. She's interviewed some of the biggest power players around like Oprah Winfrey, Lyle Lovett, Julianna Margulies, Governor Rick Perry, Former Governor Jesse Ventura, President Bill Clinton and President George W Bush.
When she's not working, Christine is writing! It's always been a passion for her and it has taken her on a fun and exciting journey with the eBook "The Ranch", a fiction novel based in Austin, Texas.
As an author, she's been inspired by her interviews with authors who have found success with the new eBook craze. Best selling eBook authors like Amanda Hocking and John Locke have provided readers and future authors fantastic insight into the evolution of self publishing. With his Donovan Creed series, Locke proves anything is possible with a fantastic recipe of creativity and determination. Christine is excited to tag along and begin this wonder new chapter in her career. Within one month of publication, "The Ranch" ranked as high as #400 among more than one million eBooks in Amazon.com's Kindle store.
Christine graduated from Illinois State University and was named that school's "Young Alumni" of the year in 2004.
Christine married in 2000. She and her husband Todd have a wonderful son, Peter, who was born during an ice storm in Austin in 2005.