Welcome and thank you for clicking the best page of our website (at least in my mom's opinion) - the Chris Day page!
I'm a proud native of Southwest Florida, technically speaking anyway. I was born in Naples, but didn't stay there for long. When I was still a toddler, our family moved to the Orlando area where I grew up attending elementary, middle, and high school in the Dr. Phillips area.
My first taste of broadcasting came in middle school - hosting the school's morning news show: Southwest Today. Even though the 'news' we covered each morning ranged from the morning announcements to whats for lunch (my favorite segment), I could tell this is where I belonged. I've since covered a few more serious news stories, but the basic idea still stands: everyone wants to know whats for lunch today.
By the time I was in junior high, I was exploring another world you see a lot of on TV - politics. During my junior year of high school I lived in Washington DC as a Congressional Page. I spent my mornings in the Library of Congress, and my afternoons in the House of Representatives. This truly remarkable experience tought me a lot about politics, and even more about myself - most importantly that politics are not for me!
So I decided to learn more about my passion - journalism. Lucky enough to be born and raised right here in Florida, I decided to attend the best school in the nation, the University of Florida. Go Gators. My time in North Central Florida was split between classes and working for both the radio and television station, WUFT. By far the most memorable stories I covered were the (multiple) occassions we spoke to the radical Gainesville pastor, Terry Jones.
Then in 2012 I came to the Fox 4 team, bringing me full circle to the place I was born: Southwest Florida.
But enough about me. What about you? If you want me to look into something happening in your world, feel free to shoot me an email. I may not always get you what I want, but I will know where to look. After all, I am a native.