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Chris Tye


Chris Tye is our weekend evening anchor and political reporter at CBS 2.

The Oak Park native has been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and The Edward R. Murrow Award.

Chris anchored CBS 2's 12-hour coverage of the 2022 Highland Park mass shooting. 

Since joining CBS 2 in 2019, his reporting has led to law changes and policy modifications by the State of Illinois.

When he broke the story of foster children being shackled by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, legislators were watching. They quickly drafted and passed new legislation to make those practices illegal.

When he broke news that the state's unemployment office was errantly mailing resident's Social Security numbers to strangers in the height of the pandemic, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reversed its policies to protect residents.

Chris extensively covered the unrest of 2020 — spending two weeks on the ground in Kenosha, Wisconsin — then covering the protests and violence that enveloped Chicago.

He covered both the Biden and Trump campaigns in 2020. On election night, he helped anchor and provide analysis for both CBS 2 and our streaming network CBS News Chicago.

His path back home took him around the Great Lakes. After graduating from John Carroll University in Cleveland, he worked as a reporter and anchor at stations in Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and Cleveland.

Chris and his wife are thrilled to be back home. They have one talkative child, and live on the city's North Side. 

Tips or story ideas? Reach out to Chris: CJTYE@CBS.COM

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