Chris is currently the VP/GM of WKBT TV. Chris is a lifelong Elvis Presley fan.
Chris is currently the VP/GM of WKBT TV. Chris is a lifelong Elvis Presley fan. While a child he was partially raised in Jackson Tennessee home of the great Carl Perkins. His Mom raised him on the music that originated in Memphis. His childhood home was filled with the sounds of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison among many others. While in Jackson in the summer of 1977 he and his family visited Graceland following the death of Elvis Presley. Prior coming to La Crosse, Chris worked in both Las Vegas and Memphis. While in Las Vegas he went to several Trent Carlini shows at the LV Hilton showroom. The very same stage where Elvis played 800+ sold out shows. While in Memphis he worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises in marketing Graceland, Elvis Presley’s Memphis and the Guesthouse at Graceland. He also had the great opportunity to meet many who personally knew Elvis. Including Priscilla Presley, George Klein, Jerry Schilling and Red West. While filming an episode of The Southern Weekend, Chris had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Graceland and visit the Graceland archives and walk the grounds. Chris has also attended many Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist shows at The Orpheum Theatre and the new Sound Stage at Elvis Presley’s Memphis.