Chris Liedle is very proud to be a part of the KVAL news team as a multi-media journalist and is excited to make Eugene his new home.
From San Diego, Chris is all about southern California. He loves to surf, be outdoors, and find the sun. Eugene is a transition for him, but he enjoys Eugene’s culture and loves the activities Oregon has to offer.
Chris graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in History and a minor in Film and Television. After obtaining his Bachelor’s, Chris interned at San Diego’s Fox channel KSWB, where he gained experience in producing, filming, and editing. During his internship, he continued ocean lifeguarding for the City of Del Mar, a job he’s held since he was sixteen. He has been showcased on The Weather Channel’s docudrama “Lifeguard!” and has competed in multiple state competitions.
Chris hopes to be an anchor in the next few years. He loves meeting people, so don’t be afraid of saying “hello!” You’ll most likely spot Chris hiking the Ridgeline Trail with his camera, mountain biking in the Cascades, or at a Thai restaurant downtown.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Dec 1, 2013 at 5:54 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM PST
About 30 men from the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute shaved their beards at Analog Barbershop Sunday, with part of the proceeds going towards cancer awareness programs. Other local guys like UO sophomore Hayden Harris also came down to help support their cause.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 25, 2013 at 6:19 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 26, 2013 at 7:47 AM PST
Oregon lottery brings in nearly half a billion dollars in revenue each year. However a recent study found that 36 percent of regular gamblers are making up a large portion of the state's lottery revenue.
The Oregon Lottery started a new campaign that would upgrade video lottery machines and appeal to a younger demographic of players.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM PST
Jennifer Rose is tired of having people crash through their fence. Rose says it’s happened three times in the last year.
After broadcasting her story, a KVAL viewer offered to lend a helping hand. Dan Pruneda, a private contractor at Innovative Landworks, donated his time, materials and labor to rebuild the fence for his fellow community member.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 21, 2013 at 1:36 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 22, 2013 at 2:11 AM PST
Rapid-flashing beacons cost the same as constant flashing lights - around $8,000 - but increase safety substantially. But the beacons found to be the safest - pedestrian hybrid beacons - cost upwards of $150,000.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 18, 2013 at 6:33 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM PST
Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into vacant homes to steal appliances and other valuables. Officials with Eugene Police are warning home sellers to take extra precautions when locking up and driving away from the property.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 14, 2013 at 8:50 AM PST
The first shipments of Christmas trees are on their way to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guam and Hawaii from Holiday Tree Farms. Holiday Tree Farms is the biggest Christmas tree farm in Oregon, the nation's leading producer of Christmas trees.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 9, 2013 at 11:17 PM PST
In honor of the coming Veterans Day holiday, VFW post 39-65 held a ceremony Saturday honoring those soldiers of all five branches of the U.S. Military who were prisioners of war or reported missing in action.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Nov 6, 2013 at 4:12 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 6, 2013 at 9:08 PM PST
Cara Pomeroy always has a smile on her face. She also has autism. To help her grow further, the family started a campaign to raise $13,000 to qualify for a specially trained service dog from 4 Paws for Ability, a non-profit that trains service dogs for autistic children.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Oct 28, 2013 at 3:42 PM PSTLast Updated: Oct 28, 2013 at 6:07 PM PST
Five years ago, Albany Police installed red light cameras at one of the busiest intersections in town. A recent study conducted by the City of Albany found that the camera project led to a dramatic drop in the number of red light runners and may have improved safety for drivers and pedestrians.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Oct 27, 2013 at 7:22 PM PSTLast Updated: Oct 27, 2013 at 9:05 PM PST
After a fatal hit-and-run on Highway 99 last Saturday, Cottage Grove installed stations filled with hand-held orange flags at each side of the crosswalk a short-term safety fix for the intersection near Hwy 99 at the East Cottage Grove Connector.