Christopher received the 2014 Emmy Award for Breaking News for his extended live coverage when two Phoenix police officers were shot during a shootout.
He was ABC15's lead reporter during the search for the "Baseline Killer" and "Serial Shooter", and has received several journalism awards for his coverage of those stories, including the 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award for spot news and Emmy Award for Breaking News.
Christopher has also been nominated and honored with many other awards, including a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting.
Born and raised near Dallas, Christopher attended the University of Alabama, playing four years on full scholarship under legendary football coach and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Gene Stallings.
While playing for the Crimson Tide as an offensive lineman, Christopher met his wife, Laura, an All-SEC volleyball player at Alabama.
During his college years, he dabbled in the acting field too, appearing several times on the television series "Walker, Texas Ranger".
Under the guidance of Coach Gene Stallings, Christopher turned his focus to journalism and broadcasting.
Getting his start in Montgomery, Alabama, Christopher covered a lot of politics. From there it was off to Midland/Odessa, Texas where Christopher got his first taste of border and immigration issues along with oil and energy concerns.
Then it was back to Alabama, where in Birmingham Christopher covered some of the most well-known stories in the state, including the deaths of 13 coal miners killed in an underground explosion, several deadly tornadoes, and hurricanes Charlie, Francis and Ivan.
As the youngest of five, Christopher received a lot of guidance growing up, especially from his brothers who all played football as well, and his dad who played in the NFL.
Christopher's dad was once a volunteer for the Fiesta Bowl which led to many visits to Valley as a youngster.
Christopher and his wife have three children. You can usually spot them enjoying the Valley sunshine at one of the many parks in the Valley with their children and Chihuahua or at the gym.
Christopher is also a member of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
Christopher loves going to the grocery store
Sleeps with his phone next to his bed, ready for sources to call