Chris Woodard joined KOIN 6 News as a general assignment reporter in December 2012.
He comes to Portland from Madison, Wisconsin.
Chris was born and raised in Wisconsin and spent time at television stations in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Rochester, Minnesota and Madison, Wisconsin before coming to KOIN.
Chris started his career as a photographer, tried things on the other side of the lens after a few months and never looked back. He’s an Emmy-nominated reporter who’s received several awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
A big fan of the Pacific Northwest, he and his wife Katie enjoy doing just about anything outside. From Mt. Hood to the coast they’re always in search of a new hike more beautiful than the last.
As a diehard Wisconsin sports fan, Pac 12 country has been an adjustment. Chris is passionate about the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Oregon and Washington teams are growing on him, just don’t bring up the 2012 Rose Bowl.