NAME: Chris Obarski
TITLE: Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter
ALMA MATER: University of Tennessee
PREVIOUS STATIONS: KVRR Fargo, North Dakota
FAVORITE TV SHOW: E60
FAVORITE MOVIE: Shawshank Redemption
FAVORITE BAND: Dave Matthews Band
FAVORITE BOOK: The Shack or Why My Wife Thinks I'm an Idiot
FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken Parmesan or Deviled Eggs
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Orange Gatorade
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Golf, listen to live music
FAVORITE SEASON: Summer
FUN FACT: I've got a baseball signed by Yogi Berra.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A really good knife.
Chris is a northerner by birth, growing up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!) But he's a southerner by heart, which is why he's so excited to call Eastern Carolina home.
After graduating high school, Chris headed south to attend the University of Tennessee and study journalism. While at UT, he was in the Pride of the Southland marching band for four years, including a stint as the Drum Major his senior year.
After his time in Knoxville, Chris moved to some place colder...a lot colder. KVRR-TV in Fargo, North Dakota was his first job out of college. There, he got to cover a wide range of stories, including the North Dakota State University Bison mens basketball team making the NCAA tournament, Tiger Woods at the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine and the Minnesota Twins opening up Target Field.
Two and a half years of sub-zero winters and spring flooding was enough for Chris, so he moved to East Carolina and WITN in January of 2011.
If you happen to see Chris out and about, feel free to stop and say hey. He loves meeting new people and talking everything sports.