Chris Liedle is very proud to be a part of the KVAL news team as a multi-media journalist and is excited to make Eugene his new home.
From San Diego, Chris is all about southern California. He loves to surf, be outdoors, and find the sun. Eugene is a transition for him, but he enjoys Eugene’s culture and loves the activities Oregon has to offer.
Chris graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in History and a minor in Film and Television. After obtaining his Bachelor’s, Chris interned at San Diego’s Fox channel KSWB, where he gained experience in producing, filming, and editing. During his internship, he continued ocean lifeguarding for the City of Del Mar, a job he’s held since he was sixteen. He has been showcased on The Weather Channel’s docudrama “Lifeguard!” and has competed in multiple state competitions.
Chris hopes to be an anchor in the next few years. He loves meeting people, so don’t be afraid of saying “hello!” You’ll most likely spot Chris hiking the Ridgeline Trail with his camera, mountain biking in the Cascades, or at a Thai restaurant downtown.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 26, 2013 at 7:47 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 26, 2013 at 7:47 AM PST
Oregon lottery brings in nearly half a billion dollars in revenue each year. However a recent study found that 36 percent of regular gamblers are making up a large portion of the state's lottery revenue.
The Oregon Lottery started a new campaign that would upgrade video lottery machines and appeal to a younger demographic of players.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM PSTLast Updated: Nov 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM PST
The first shipments of Christmas trees are on their way to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and Hawaii from Holiday Tree Farms. Holiday Tree Farms is the biggest Christmas tree farm in Oregon, the nation's leading producer of Christmas trees.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Oct 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM PSTLast Updated: Oct 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM PST
After a unicycling performance in Switzerland, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee approached unicyclist Dustin Kelm. The boy said his parents had been killed in the violence in Syria one week prior. And that's when the light bulb turned on - and Dustin and Katie Kelm took off.
By Chris Liedle and News StaffPublished: Aug 25, 2013 at 8:07 PM PSTLast Updated: Aug 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM PST
Deputies busted a marijuana grow operation over the weekend involving an estimated 5,000 pot plants, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said. Law enforcement took 16 people into custody Friday as a part of a multi-agency raid on a marijuana grow operation.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jul 9, 2013 at 2:58 PM PSTLast Updated: Jul 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM PST
Police department employees decorated cubicles with coins from the evidence vault, likely used a city computer to pirate porn movies and took care of office plants with fertilizer seized by police, according to a sworm statement filed by an Oregon State Police detective.