Chris is also a popular factual presenter who can bring personality as well as experience to any programme, landing him regular slots presenting BBC Songs of Praise, ITV’s This Morning and more recently he has completed six seasons presenting Crime & Investigation channel’s Britain’s Darkest Taboos.
Chris has also earned himself the reputation of being an award-winning investigative journalist and producer making a number of exclusive reports across the world during his time at ITV News, CNN and NBC from war zones, hostile countries and undercover in the criminal world.
His undercover investigative documentaries for ITV ‘Tonight’ and BBC’s ‘Panorama’, ‘Newsnight,’ ‘Our World’ have also led to a growing number of awards and an Emmy nomination.
In 2016 Chris became Creative Director of First News Productions, an indie producing in-house content for the world’s first online news channel for children, which Chris developed – and factual series and documentaries for major broadcasters such as the BBC and Sky.
His first major investigation famously helped end the scandal of child prisoners in overcrowded adult jails in the Philippines, and his films on child POW’s in the Middle East won an Amnesty International Award. Chris has uncovered many shocking stories across the world from child sacrifice rituals to gang-land warfare.
He also posed as a trafficker for seven months to expose Europe’s sex slave trade. He is best known for his award-winning reports exposing terrible conditions in Romanian orphanages in 2007 which led to global headlines and a European Union investigation.
Chris was nominated for RTS Journalist of the Year and won a ‘One World’ award.
In 2008 the Duchess of York asked Chris to take her and her princess daughters undercover to witness the problem first-hand in Romania and Turkey.
The unprecedented ITV Tonight Special sent shockwaves across the globe and caused a diplomatic storm. Chris sparked an international debate on football-related racism following his BBC Panorama: Euro 2012 Stadiums of Hate and he more gained unprecedented access inside the world’s most secretive state, North Korea.
For his BBC ‘Panorama Educating North Korea,’ Chris was able to film the daily life of a University, funded by the west to provide a western education for the sons of the regime.
Chris is also an accomplished writer with much of his work featuring in the national press.
His first book, entitled “Undercover”, was released in March 2010 and reached the Amazon top ten best sellers.