When Chris Velardi joined News 8 in June of 2000, it marked a homecoming for the Branford native. You can watch Chris on weekday mornings anchoring “Good Morning Connecticut”.
Before returning to Connecticut, Chris worked as a reporter and anchor at television stations in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Ithaca, New York. He also worked at a number of radio stations, as both a news reporter and a disc jockey. He got his start in journalism while he was still in high school, landing a job as a sports reporter for the Branford Review.
Chris is a graduate of Syracuse University. He lives with his wife and two children on the shoreline.