Chris Bury

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Chris Bury
Born Christopher Robert Bury
(1953-12-10) December 10, 1953 (age 68)
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison M.A.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale B.A.
Occupation Journalist, Anchorman
Notable credit(s) PBS
America Tonight

Christopher Robert "Chris" Bury (born December 10, 1953) is an American journalist at Al Jazeera America, where he is a correspondent for America Tonight. He is best known for being a correspondent at ABC News Nightline, where he also served as substitute anchor. Bury was also a national correspondent based in Chicago for World News with Diane Sawyer[1] and Good Morning America.

Bury began his career in journalism in 1975 as a reporter for WCLX Radio in La Crosse, Wisconsin. From 1979 to 1980, he served as an instructor at Marquette University's College of Journalism.

He then moved on to Milwaukee station WTMJ-TV, where he served as a political and investigative reporter. In January 1981, he served as co-host and reporter for "EXTRA," an award-winning television program at KTVI-TV in St. Louis. From 1981 to 1982, Bury was a reporter with KPRC-TV in Houston.

In 1982, he joined ABC News as a general assignment reporter based in Chicago. In 1992, Bury was assigned full-time coverage of Bill Clinton's Presidential campaign for World News Tonight, and was relocated to Nightline in Washington, D.C. after the inauguration, where he served as a correspondent and anchor until 2007.

Bury received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

He is married to CBS WBBM Radio News Anchor, Catherine Catalane; they have two sons, Jack and Charlie.


  • 6-time Emmy Award winner for his work on Nightline and World News Tonight.
  • Contributor to Nightline broadcasts, which earned two Peabody Awards
  • Recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award from Radio-Television News Directors Association for continuing coverage of the Whitewater story
  • Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism School Award for Outstanding Television Reporting for a World News Tonight series on children in poverty
  • 1998 Distinguished Service to Journalism award from the University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 2001 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southern Illinois University


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