To the surprise of some, Chris Bundgaard has managed to last nearly 40 years in television news. He’s worked as a reporter, producer, and assignment editor. Once in a while, the Minnesota native did all three at the same time.
During that time, he has been honored for reporting, writing, and producing, including three Edward R. Murrow regional awards, two Emmys and numerous Tennessee Associated Press Broadcast honors. The awards always occurred when he was paired with very good photographers.
Since the start of this century, he has returned to what used to be called “The Street”—where reporters go and get stories. Now it’s called “The Hill” since that is where the state capitol is.
In April 2017, Chris began a new assignment along with photojournalist Boyd Sadler as the inaugural team of the State Capitol Newsroom in Tennessee for the Nexstar Media Group.
Before coming to Tennessee, previous stops in Corpus Christi, Salt Lake City, and the Twin Cities added a Spanish, Mormon, and Lake Wobegone influence to his resume.
Chris studied psychology at St. Olaf College, then developed a latent interest in journalism during graduate school at the University of Minnesota. That interest still grows.