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Chris Polansky General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter Connecticut Public August 25, 2023

Chris Polansky

General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter

Chris Polansky joined Connecticut Public in March 2023 as a general assignment and breaking news reporter based in Hartford. Previously, he’s worked at Utah Public Radio in Logan, Utah, as a general assignment reporter; Lehigh Valley Public Media in Bethlehem, Pa., as an anchor and producer for All Things Considered; and at Public Radio Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., where he both reported and hosted Morning Edition.

His work has also appeared on WNYC’s Gothamist, NPR.org, and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, and newscasts. In 2020, Chris, Carter Moore and Dani Hayes jointly won the Utah SPJ award for best continuing coverage (radio) for their Utah Public Radio reporting on the disappearance and murder of Lizzy Shelley and the
trial of suspect Alexander Whipple.

Chris is a graduate of Hunter College and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, both at the City University of New York. He’s a New Jersey native and perpetually disappointed Mets fan who enjoys loading up his van for hiking and camping trips with his dog, Trout Fishing in America. He plays replacement-level third base in various wood bat baseball leagues. He’s also a proud alumnus of Bike & Build, an affordable housing nonprofit with which he’s bicycled coast-to-coast twice: from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara (2014), and from Nags Head, North Carolina, to San Diego (2016).