Chris Daniels is an award-winning veteran journalist, who is known for asking a hard-hitting question and telling a good story. Daniels serves as KOMO Senior Reporter and National Correspondent for “Spotlight on America”, serving Sinclair Broadcasting Company affiliates across the country. Daniels joined KOMO and Sinclair Broadcasting after nearly two decades at Seattle’s KING TV, most recently serving as the station’s Chief Reporter.
Daniels earned a positive reputation for his focus on in-depth, business, sports business and political accountability reporting. He’s also served as a moderator or panelist for many live political debates, including Washington Governor, Seattle Mayor and the Seattle City Council. Throughout his career, Daniels has won multiple Emmys and Murrow awards and has been recognized by the Associated Press and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as the Best Reporter in the Northwest on several occasions.
He’s traveled the world in pursuit of the story and has been embedded at two Olympics, including the Sochi games in Russia. Daniels also traveled to the Dominican Republic to tell a tale that is bigger than baseball, and through the wheat fields of Northern Alberta to chronicle the Seattle Kraken’s first foray into the National Hockey League. His never-ending, cross country pursuit of the story on the departure and potential return of the Seattle Supersonics has been chronicled in multiple documentaries, podcasts, and interviews. Chris has also covered the Boston Marathon bombings, the Oso Landslide, wildfires, windstorms, riots, and the most recent eruption of Mt. St. Helens.
Daniels attended Washington State University before embarking on a career that has included positions at KING TV in Seattle, FOX 13 in Seattle, WZZM in Grand Rapids, Michigan and KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Daniels has served on the board of Sports in Schools, an organization helping under-resourced Washington State youth by increasing access and opportunities to sports in their schools, and emceed multiple philanthropic events in the Puget Sound region.
He is based in Seattle.