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: Apr 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM PDTLast Updated: Apr 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM PDT
After a year of studying 50 similar street projects across the country, EcoNorthwest presented their economic impact study on how changing the street to a 2-lane with a turn lane street may affect businesses and properties.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Mar 26, 2014 at 5:12 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 26, 2014 at 5:29 PM PDT
The Eugene Safe Spot opened 4 months ago, the City of Eugene's first official "rest stop" for homeless campers. Some citizens have been critical of the rest stops. City Councilor Claire Syrett defends them.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Mar 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM PDT
State law now allows cities to put a temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. But many dispensaires are already up and running in Springfield, where the Springield City Council will take a look at the issue at a 7 p.m. meeting Monday.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Mar 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 9, 2014 at 3:02 PM PDT
Passing the puck, skating down the rink, and shooting on goal. Iraq War veteran James Oppelt led coaching drills Saturday afternoon for about 40 physically disabled players, teaching the sport called sled hockey.
“I was wounded in Iraq and the ability to play sports was taken from me. I found this, and fell in love with it,” Oppelt said.
By Chris LiedlePublished: Mar 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM PDTLast Updated: Mar 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM PDT
Homeless advocates and community groups handed the City of Eugene a counter proposal, opposing the city manager’s proposal for the third “rest stop” site at the southwest corner of Northwest Expressway and Chambers Street, intended to take in the people living at Whoville who have been asked to move by April 1.