West Virginia Metro News’ outdoors expert, Chris Lawrence, will be broadcasting his radio show live on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the 15th Annual WV Trout Fest (formerly Spring Fest) in Franklin, WV. Lawrence will also be the guest speaker at Friday evening’s annual Fish Dinner at the Pendleton Community Center also in Franklin.
Chris Lawrence has been West Virginia’s “Voice of the Outdoors” since 1994 when he launched his well established radio show West Virginia Outdoors on the MetroNews Radio Network.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Chris grew up on a farm in southwest Virginia where he developed a love of hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was hired in 1990 with the West Virginia Radio Corporation as a news anchor and reporter and eventually was promoted to a position with the MetroNews Radio Network.
He’s currently anchor of the West Virginia Morning News weekday mornings on MetroNews and hosts West Virginia Outdoors on Saturday mornings, both of which can be heard on radio stations across the Mountain State. You can also follow Chris’ work on-line at wvmetronews.com as well as on social media.
Chris has been recognized by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association with multiple awards for his news, sports, and outdoors coverage. He’s also been honored by the West Virginia Bowhunters Association and the West Virginia Wildlife Federation for his outdoors reporting. His news contributions have been recognized three times with a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award and his work on West Virginia Outdoors has been nationally honored by the Outdoors Writers Association of America.
Chris and his wife Samantha live in Hurricane, West Virginia. They have three children and two grandchildren.