Chris Loveless has been covering news and weather in Colorado since August of 2002. He spent the first 15 years of his career working as a Digital Content Director, Producer, and Photojournalist. In May of 2017, Chris joined the team at WeatherNation, located outside of Denver, as a Producer.
With deep roots in Southern Colorado, moving to Denver was not an appealing option, so after a year of making the grueling drive between Colorado Springs and Denver, Chris decided to get back into covering the news closer to home. He joined the KOAA News5 team in May of 2018 as a Producer for News5 Today.
Chris was born in Colorado Springs at the old St. Francis Hospital downtown. He grew up in the Security-Widefield area and studied at Widefield High School and Pikes Peak Community College.
His love for the Pikes Peak Region and his desire to tell the story of this region drove Chris to get into the television news business fairly early in life. While his friends were outside playing football, he was inside watching "Eyewitness News" on Channels 5 and 30.
Chris has covered many major news events over the years, but the one that stands out in his mind as most memorable is the Waldo Canyon Fire. It marked the first time in his career that one of those major catastrophes that "always happen somewhere else", happened right here in our community. The destruction and terror of the day that the fire moved into Colorado Springs seemed unimaginable before that. As a working journalist, the long hours of grueling coverage were something he had not yet experienced. As a Colorado Springs native, his long-held false sense of security that the Pikes Peak Region was somehow immune from such disasters was shattered.
Chris's favorite thing about Colorado is its diverse landscapes and climate. From the western slope to the central mountains to the eastern plains, Chris is fascinated with every corner of Colorado and the natural differences that make each region so unique.
When he's not tracking down news, you'll usually find Chris walking on one of the region's beautiful trail systems or working in his backyard garden.