Chris Cristi
Chris Cristi is the evening AIR7 HD helicopter reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Chris has enjoyed a bird's eye view of Southern California while reporting over breaking news. In addition to weather and traffic, his coverage has included countless police chases, wildfires and the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. In 2016, Chris received a Radio and Television News Association Golden Mike Award for his live coverage reporting over the Cajon Pass brush fire, which consumed an entire stretch of freeway traffic.

Born and raised in Florida, Chris graduated from the University of Central Florida and worked for NASA as a co-op at the Kennedy Space Center press site. Following his work during the tragic Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, Chris went on to launch his helicopter reporting career at the FOX affiliate in Orlando and later, WSVN in Miami. In 2005, as Hurricane Rita ravaged the Texas coastline, Chris flew on special assignment for CBS News and chronicled the catastrophe as an airborne photojournalist.

Chris soon moved up to the Big Apple, reporting for WNYW, FOX 5 in New York City, where he covered the historic MTA subway strike and was one of the first helicopter reporters to broadcast over the "Miracle on the Hudson," Capt. Sully's famous river landing of US Airways Flight 1549.

Prior to joining ABC7, Chris also traveled around the world interviewing newsmakers and celebrities for various entertainment outlets including Us Weekly, InTouch Weekly, and Life & Style magazine.

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Chris's Stories
LA County fire crews put out 5-acre brush fire near Route 138 in Gorman area
Los Angeles County fire crews responded to a roughly 4 to 5 acre brush fire burning in thick vegetation south of State Route 138 and Quail Lake Road in the Gorman area.
Search for two suspects underway after man killed in shooting outside South LA Burger King
A search for two suspects is underway in South L.A. after a male victim died in a shooting outside a Burger King.
High-speed chase involving motorcyclist ends with suspect's dramatic takedown in Compton
A chase involving a motorcyclist ended with a dramatic takedown Thursday night in the streets of Compton.
LAPD officer fatally shoots knife-wielding domestic violence suspect in Westlake
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man who had allegedly violated a restraining order Monday evening at an apartment in the Westlake area.
SUV flies off 134 Freeway near downtown Glendale, crashes into building
An SUV flew off the 134 Freeway near downtown Glendale and crashed into a building, authorities say.
Doctor and 2 nurses stabbed at Encino Hospital Medical Center; suspect in custody
A doctor and two nurses were seriously injured after they were stabbed inside the Encino Hospital Medical Center, according to authorities.
Aviation sanctions could send shockwaves through entire transit system across Russia's 11 time zones
Many nations around the world have banned Russian airlines from flying over their airspace and landing at their airports. Those sanctions could have another impact that could soon paralyze travel across Russia.
VIDEO: AIR7 HD captures rare 'Christmas star' over LA as Jupiter, Saturn align
The two biggest planets - Jupiter and Saturn - aligned in the night sky, appearing closer than they have in centuries.
Chase ends in Crenshaw District as suspect with baby in vehicle taken into custody
An assault suspect driving with a child inside the vehicle led authorities on a chase that ended in the Crenshaw District Tuesday evening.
L.A.'s homeless: AIR7 HD takes aerial tour of homeless encampments in South Bay
Chris Cristi from AIR7 HD flew over several South Bay communities to give the public a better view of what homeless people in those areas are facing.