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: Jul 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 20, 2014 at 10:55 PM PDT
The crowd roared as Jillian Beagley took the mound to throw out the first pitch of last night's Em's game. At the 4-year-old's side was Wonder Woman, her favorite super hero that helped her through a recent bone marrow biopsy.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jul 17, 2014 at 10:58 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM PDT
Over 150 employees were safely evacuated from the Swanson Mill in Springfield Thursday afternoon as flames tore across the wood processing plant, sending up a column of black smoke high above the South Willamette Valley.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jul 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM PDT
Jude McHugh, spokesperson for the Willamette National Forest, says the U.S. Forest Service recently partnered with Avenza Corporation to create a smartphone application that uses recreation trail maps.
By Chris Liedle and News StaffPublished: Jul 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 2, 2014 at 5:55 PM PDT
Sheriff's deputies knocked on Jenny Frost's door Monday to notify her that her granddaughter Jenny Gamez was dead, her body found inside a suitcase in the tall grass along the side of a road in Wisconsin.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jun 29, 2014 at 10:20 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM PDT
Yard sale season is in full swing. Out on Highway 36, they have the mother of all yard sales: 52 miles of bargains.
"I have probably about 5,000 items," said Junction City resident Ron Ormsby. "What makes it easy is, I put everything at 25 cents. Some people spend a quarter, some people $30 and $40 on 25 cent items."
By Chris Liedle and News StaffPublished: Jun 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 1, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT
Eugene, Springfield and Oregon State police plan a "No Refusal Weekend" over the Independence Day holiday. Police plan to work in coordination with prosecutors and judges to quickly obtain "blood draw warrants" for drivers who refuse blood alcohol content testing.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jun 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM PDTLast Updated: Jun 11, 2014 at 10:26 AM PDT
The Lane County Strike Team got the call Saturday night. Teams from Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, Coburg Fire, Lane Fire Authority, Rural Lane Fire and Mohawk Valley assembled, destination: the Two Bulls Fire near Bend.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Jun 4, 2014 at 4:32 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 4, 2014 at 4:41 PM PDT
Police drafted a letter to homeowner of a "known drug house" saying the city is looking into the Abatement of Chronic Disorderly Property ordinance, designed to keep problem homes out of residential areas.