Play Ball: Meet the Rounds umpires!
There’s no missing the fun and excitement of any sport when Chris Porter is around. One of the most recognized members of the First Coast News sports team, Chris will serve as an umpire for Rounds at the Grounds III.
Chris joined First Coast News after an award-winning career as a sports reporter and anchor in Macon, Ga. The 2008 recipient of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters’ Best Sports Story award, Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Fort Valley State University. He is best known for his high-energy, play-by-play broadcasts of NFL, MLB, college and high school sports covered throughout his tenure in central Georgia and north Florida markets.
While born to a family of gifted athletes, Chris says that the athletic gene skipped him, inspiring him to pursue a career/interest in sports journalism. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, mentoring youth, exercising and attending church.