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CHRIS VAN VLIET

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Chris Van Vliet is the two-time Emmy award winning entertainment reporter for WOIO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. He brings his unique take on the day's entertainment news and movie reviews  every weekday during The Buzz and often works as an anchor on  19 Action News. He can also be heard as a radio personality on WDOK, Cleveland's New 102. He has interviewed Angelina Jolie, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Betty White among hundreds of others of actors, musicians and athletes.

Chris is a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and has reported from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. He was named Cosmopolitan Magazine's  Bachelor of the Year for 2011 and donated the $10,000 prize money to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. He was also awarded the "Personality of the Year" honor from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2012.

Chris got his feet wet in the world of broadcasting working behind the scenes at Rogers Community Television and AM570-News in Kitchener, Ontario before landing his first on-air job as a news reporter and videographer for CHEX-TV in Peterborough just days after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a Communication Studies degree.

From there Chris made the move to Vancouver where he worked as a host and producer on the award-winning entertainment magazine show "969" which aired nationwide on Citytv and the MuchMusicowned station, Razer (now MTV2). Chris returned to Ontario to become a host and producer for SUN TV's entertainment show "Inside Jam" and a weekly addition to Toronto's #1 radio station, 99.9 Virgin Radio. He is a lifelong wrestling fan and often works as a ring announcer for local independent wrestling companies.

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