Chris Ehrmann started breaking into the journalism industry in 2012 when he was a freshman at Wayne State University in Detroit. He belonged to the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity, within the journalism school, where he interned at various news organizations in Detroit every semester. He’s a jack-of-all-trades journalist who can shoot photos, video, write, and record audio for every situation that might call for it — though his specialty and love is for video.
After graduating, Chris worked as a capitol reporter in Michigan covering the state legislature. Since then, he has worked in Newport, Oregon where he filmed two documentaries one on the lack of homeless services in the area — which garnered him an Emmy nomination — and another on mental health services at the county jail.
Recently, Chris was a Report for America corps member where he covered topics of criminal justice reform and mental health services. He also completed an across-the-country audio documentary on COVID and the protest following the killing of George Floyd from Connecticut to Los Angeles.
In his free time, Chris loves to go traveling, cooking, hiking, rock climbing, camping — or anything really — with his husky named Tundra. He also is an avid film and movie lover and goes to the movies as often as he can.
Wayne State University '16
UC Berkeley '23
Associated Press (Lansing, MI)
Newport News-Times (Newport, OR)
MLive (Saginaw + Bay City, MI)
Associated Press (Hartford, CT)
Spectrum News (Los Angeles, CA)
AWARDS & HONORS
Emmy nomination -- 2019
PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK
Pandemic and Protest - The country through COVID and during George Floyd. (R4A)
Helping parolees see their families more (AP)
Emmy-nominated documentary on homelessness (Newport News-Times)
REPORTING INTERESTSCriminal Justice Reform, Homelessness, Housing Affordability, International Relations, Politics, Racial Justice, War Policy, White Supremacy, mental health