Chris Van Vliet is a 4-time Emmy award winning TV Host, Entertainment Reporter and YouTuber based in Miami, FL. He has traveled the world reporting from events like the Oscars, Grammys and the Cannes Film Festival.
You may be familiar with the interviews that Chris posts on YouTube but to just call them “interviews” doesn’t seem fair because they are so much more than that. Chris dives deep into interesting topics with his trademark conversational approach that makes it feel like two old friends catching up. This is the case when it’s a wrestling superstar like John Cena, The Rock or Hulk Hogan or a Hollywood A-Lister like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise or Will Smith.
Chris’ broadcasting career began in 2005 after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with a honors degree in Communication Studies. His first on-air job was working as a news reporter and videographer for CHEX-TV in Peterborough, Ontario before hosting the MTV-2 show “969” in Vancouver, BC and then hosting “Inside Jam” on SUN TV in Toronto.
In 2010, Chris moved to Cleveland, OH to work as the Entertainment Reporter for CBS affiliate WOIO as also as a radio personality on WDOK. While in Cleveland, Chris was named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year and donated the $10,000 prize money to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. He was was also awarded the “Personality of the Year” honor from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2012.
To borrow a line from LeBron James, in 2015 Chris took his talents to South Beach to join WSVN’s prime time entertainment program “Deco Drive”. He is an avid bass fisherman and is the co-founder of the outdoor brand WOO! Tungsten.