Chris Lawrence

The morning voice of the Morning News on MetroNews has been associated with West Virginia Radio Corporation for more than two decades.  The native of Big Stone Gap, Virginia joined the company as an anchor at WAJR in Morgantown in 1990.

The University of Tennessee graduate not only excels in anchoring and reporting on MetroNews, but also has flourished in his coverage of hunting and fishing.  Chris serves as host of the popular West Virginia Outdoors each Saturday morning.

Chris has also won numerous awards for coverage of the hunting and fishing from the Outdoors Writers Association of America.  He has twice been awarded the coveted “President’s Award” by the organization for his efforts.  Chris has also been honored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists for his work. He was named Outdoor Writer of the year by the West Virginia Bowhunters Association.  He was also part of the news team at 58-WCHS Radio which has twice been awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in electronic journalism by RTDNA.

When not working, you’ll likely find Chris somewhere outside.  He’s probably hunting, fishing, or enjoying time with his family.

Chris and his wife Samantha reside in Hurricane and have three children, Travis, Hank, and Savannah.  They also have two grand children.

Recent Articles by Chris Lawrence

Putnam County hunter's miss was the key on a cold, rainy afternoon

Brett Walker of Buffalo, W.Va. says he was so cold, he missed his first buck, but later in the day was able to close the deal on a much, much bigger whitetail.

November 25, 2023 - 12:01 am

Mountain State ski industry waiting on colder weather

Warm temperatures have hampered early snowmaking efforts and Snowshoe delays season opening until next Friday.

November 24, 2023 - 4:37 pm

Health official says there's a right way to cook a turkey

Internal temperature a big key.

November 22, 2023 - 8:22 pm

Special trout stockings to happen on two Webster County waters

The Elk River and the catch and release section on Back Fork of Elk in Webster Counties will get special stockings in November and December to see just how much to a tourism draw they will create for the area

November 22, 2023 - 1:56 pm

A hot afternoon produced a massive Gilmer County buck

Despite a warm day, a glimpse of the big buck he was after prompted Herb Miller to head to his hunting blind not far from home in a hunt he'll not soon forget

November 22, 2023 - 12:01 am

Deer hunters find success on opening day

West Virginia DNR biologists and wildlife managers spend opening day collecting biological samples from deer in four counties.

November 20, 2023 - 1:38 pm

West Virginia's most popular hunting season is here

The two week buck season will start with close to 300,000 hunters in the woods in pursuit of whitetail deer

November 19, 2023 - 6:10 pm