HOUSTON — Chris Costa joined KHOU 11 News as a Multimedia Journalist in August of 2019.

He came from KHOU’s sister station in Portland, Maine, where he was a one-man-band photographer and reporter, as well as Weekend Anchor.

Chris won a National Edward R. Murrow award in 2018 for a hard news story about officer-involved shootings. He also won a Boston/New England Regional Emmy as “Outstanding Videojournalist” for a story about a mother from Maine who lost her son on the cargo ship El Faro, which sank in 2015.

Chris has traveled to Houston before, reporting on both former First Lady, Barbara, and President George H. W. Bush’s funerals.

Chris has also covered two Super Bowls: SBLIII where his hometown team, the New England Patriots won their record sixth championship. He also covered SBLII in Minneapolis. Great game, but not a great outcome for Pats fans (sad face).

In September of 2017 Chris traveled for Central Georgia as Hurricane Irma forced people to evacuate from their homes.

Chris got his start in news in Texas at KAGS HD in Bryan. Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans are just two of the stars Chris covered in the heart of Aggieland, while also cutting his teeth as a news multimedia journalist. Chris was later promoted to the station’s 10 p.m. co-anchor/producer.

If you're trying to avoid that conference call or staff meeting, or just kill a few spare hours, ask Chris about the Patriots, Star Wars, or classic rock, and tell your boss "something came up."

Chris has a hard time sitting still, so he surfs, plays and coaches lacrosse and hits the gym or looks for a nice place to hike. If it's rainy, he'll stay inside and bang on his drums (all day).

Chris lives in Houston with his wife, Ashley, and the hairiest member of their family: Kai (their dog). You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.