Chris Neyenhouse

Sports Reporter and Anchor
Chris Neyenhouse

Chris is an award-winning anchor for the Ozarks Sports Zone.

Over the years Chris has covered multiple Broncos and Vikings training camps and playoffs games, including Tim Tebow's rookie season, and the Vikings' last-second loss to the Seahawks via a missed field goal in 2016. He was a writer and editor for FOX 13's Good Day Tampa Bay show during multiple title runs by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as the World Series appearance by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chris has broken multiple national stories like the time when he ran into Pedro Martinez at his sister's wedding in 2009 and learned he was about to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2017 he broke the story that running back Fred Jackson planned to retire with his original team, the Buffalo Bills.

Chris knew he wanted to be a sports anchor at a young age growing up in Plattsburgh, New York when he became the official PA announcer at his high school's basketball games. In college, he was the official play-by-play broadcaster for his alma mater's national championship-winning women's and nationally ranked men's hockey teams at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Chris got his start in broadcasting as a morning assistant producer and reporter at KHGI in Kearney, Nebraska. At his next stop as a weekend sports anchor at KOTA Territory news in Rapid City, South Dakota, he covered the Rapid City Rush's CHL championship in 2010. As sports director at KMEG in Sioux City, Iowa he covered the University of South Dakota's Women's NIT title in 2016 as well as the record-setting season of the Sioux City Explorers baseball team. He also covered the beginning of the career of Nashville Predators' first-round draft pick Eeli Tolvanen while he played for the Sioux City Musketeers.

While in Tampa, Chris developed a love of adult co-ed kickball. Just two months before starting at KY3 he tore his ACL in a collision near first base and looks forward to getting back in playing shape while doing the thing he loves, covering local sports.

Chris is a proud uncle to his niece Ayla and has great support from his biggest fans, his mother Diane and father Jim who both live in the Tampa Bay area