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Chris Reason began presenting Sunday Sunrise in 2004 after a year that saw him successfully battle cancer for a second time before returning to his television career.His new role will also see him reporting for 7news, making Chris...

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Chris Reason's Biography

Chris Reason began presenting Sunday Sunrise in 2004 after a year that saw him successfully battle cancer for a second time before returning to his television career.


His new role will also see him reporting for 7news, making Chris one of the Network's longest-serving and most experienced journalists. He has been reporting for Seven for more than a decade and his travels have given him unique, first-hand insight into some of the biggest news events in recent history.
After graduating in 1983 from Villanova College in Brisbane, Chris Reason completed a BA in Journalism and History at the University of Queensland.
His first media role came as a general news reporter for Brisbane regional newspaper The Redland Times in 1986 before he moved to the daily Murdoch metropolitan newspaper The Sun in 1987 as a crime reporter.
He first worked in television for Channel Nine as Gold Coast bureau chief in 1989 before moving to Channel Seven Brisbane as crime reporter in 1990.
Chris Reason was appointed as foreign correspondent to the Seven Network's London bureau in 1992 (the youngest in network history) and a year later he was promoted to bureau chief.
After four years in London, Chris returned to Seven's Sydney newsroom to work as Senior Network Reporter (1996–2002). At the beginning of 2002 he was promoted to anchor the national breakfast news program Sunrise.
After a second battle with cancer, Chris Reason returned to Seven as anchor of the national Seven Morning News bulletin in 2003. During his time in London Chris covered significant events such as the Bosnian War, the Kobe earthquake in Japan, the Estonia ferry disaster and the separation and divorce of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Chris Reason was also assigned to cover the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, an event which quickly turned from sports story to mayhem following the TWA-800 jetliner crash, where he was the first Australian television correspondent to reach Long Island. He also secured the first television interview with swimming legend Dawn Fraser after her heart attack in Atlanta.
Most recently, Chris travelled to tsunami-ravaged Thailand to report on how the country and its people were recovering. Chris Reason was honoured with the Logie Award for News Coverage for his work in East Timor during 2000 and was also a finalist in the Walkley Awards that year. He was also a member of the 7news team that received the Logie Award for News Coverage of the Thredbo landslide tragedy in 1997.