Chris Coffey

Investigative Reporter

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    Chris Coffey

    Chris Coffey joined NBC 5 Chicago as an investigative reporter in July, 2013. He is a member of the NBC 5 Investigates team.

    Coffey previously served as an investigative reporter at the NBC-owned station WVIT-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a founding member of the Troubleshooters unit. Chris uncovered examples of government waste and exposed flaws in the region's aviation safety system. He also introduced viewers to the first-responding Newtown police officers, who shared their struggles following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary.

    Prior to joining the NBC family, Chris worked at television stations in Austin, Champaign/Urbana and Midland, Texas.

    A native of St. Louis, Chris attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He is a 1998 graduate with a degree in Communication.

    Chris and his wife, Kelly, are the proud parents of Emelia. Together with their beloved dachshund, Sophie, the Coffeys are happy to call Chicago home.