Chris Shirley joined WMBB in July 2012 as the News 13 Midday and News 13 Live At Five Producer.
He was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the "City of Champions." He started college as a meteorology major at Mississippi State University. While at state he had his first experience behind a camera shooting video for a project. It was then he realized he had declared the wrong major.Chris graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2012 with a degree in Telecommunication and Film. While in Tuscaloosa Chris interned with WVUA-TV working his way up to reporting on air and eventually producing the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. He credits the days after the devastating E-F 4 Tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa on April 27, 2011 as the moment he knew he wanted to tell the stories of those who couldn't and the importance of news media.
Chris lives and breathes Alabama Football and when he's not cheering for the Crimson Tide you can find him hanging out with friends, or somewhere soaking up the sun.
Chris is excited to be to be in the panhandle doing what he loves.
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