Chris Van Vliet is the 4-time Emmy award winning entertainment reporter for WSVN-TV, the FOX affiliate in Miami, FL. You can see him daily on Deco Drive. Before moving to South Florida, Chris hosted The Buzz on CBS-19 in Cleveland and was a radio personality on WDOK.
Chris is a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and has reported from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Cannes Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. He was named Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Bachelor of the Year for 2011 and donated the $10,000 prize money to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland. He was was also awarded the “Personality of the Year” honor from the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2012.
Chris got his feet wet in the world of broadcasting working behind the scenes at Rogers Community Television and AM570-News in Kitchener, Ontario before landing his first on-air job as a news reporter and videographer for CHEX-TV in Peterborough just days after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario with a Communication Studies degree.
From there Chris made the move to Vancouver where he worked as a host and producer on the award-winning entertainment magazine show “969” which aired nationwide on Citytv and the MuchMusicowned station, Razer (now MTV2). Chris returned to Ontario to become a host and producer for SUN TV’s entertainment show “Inside Jam” and a weekly addition to Toronto’s #1 radio station, 99.9 Virgin Radio.
“Chris is charismatic, handsome, and successful, and he exemplifies what it means to be a Cosmo Bachelor.”
- Kate White, Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief