Chris is a married man. He has been married to Mary Joan Hansen since a long time. As a married couple, they have also been parents twice. Besides this married life, he was also involved in extra marital affairs with Kristyn Caddell in 2010. Kristyn Caddell is an also a television journalist.
When Chris was 14, he began watching FBI and police investigate. He also became familiar about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. These things pursued him to become a journalist. He then earned his telecommunications degree from Michigan State University in 1981. While he was still attending this university, he joined WILX and began serving them as a reporter. He then joined WFLA and also worked in several newspapers and radio stations. He also joined WXYZ and began serving at WDIV since 1988 as an investigative reporter and anchor. In 1993, he began working at NBC News as a correspondent. His net worth is said to be around $12.5 Million.