Lumen Field, Climate Pledge Arena, Husky Stadium, TMobile Park – just some of the places you’ll find KIRO7 Sports Director Chris Francis on any given day. In September of 2022, Chris marks 30 years in local broadcasting and has been covering your local teams for more than a third of that time.
He’s responsible for producing and anchoring all of KIRO7’s sportscasts and specials including GameDay Live, coverage of March Madness and the Emmy-nominated Scouting Report, seen every Saturday night during the NFL season. From Super Bowl parades, excruciating goal line defeats and “The Trade”, the birth of the NHL’s Kraken and the ongoing Mariners playoff drought, Chris has covered it all – even dabbling on the news side of things during his early years at KIRO.
His previous stops include Milwaukee, Washington, D.C., Wilmington, N.C., Norfolk, VA and Portland, ME. He is a proud University of Akron grad and yes, can tell you why they chose that nickname. On the rare day there are no sporting events in Seattle, Chris is on the golf course, learning to play hockey or enjoying family time with his wife, Alexis and two little ones Connor and Daniella.