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Chris Halsne Investigative Broadcaster-in-Residence Journalism

Additional Positions at AU
Director of MA in Journalism and Digital Storytelling (JRDS)
Investigative Broadcaster in Residence
SOC term faculty chair
BS Journalism
University of Kansas

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The Boys from Biloxi
An expert in public records acquisition and Freedom of Information Act requests.

AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed special-projects units in Seattle, Denver, and Oklahoma City. He’s been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting, multiple National Press Club awards, and a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. One of the top animal-rights reporters in the country, Halsne has been honored with four Genesis awards from the Humane Society of the United States for his undercover exposés. A documentary filmmaker (The Hit & 100 Miles to 40), fiction author (To Suffer is Human), and podcast creator (Interview with Evil), he takes a multi-media approach to every investigative news idea. Halsne is married to an accomplished ultra-runner who sells virtual-reality surgical teaching simulators. They have two adult daughters.
See Also
Investigative Story Archive
Interview with Evil podcast series
The Hit, an investigative documentary
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.