Overhaulin’ quickly became the most popular show in the automotive world, with legions of faithful fans tuning in every week. The success of the show was largely due to the talents of design legend Chip Foose and the easy going chemistry between Chip and Chris. Over the next 10 plus years and more than 100 episodes, Overhaulin’ has become one of the most venerable shows in the genre.
The exposure Chris received from Overhaulin’ opened many doors in the hosting world. Chris proved that he could host a variety of shows, including a 4 year run in the entertainment news world, where he served as a host and correspondent for The Insider and Entertainment Tonight from 2009-2012. He also has experience in radio, serving as a regular co-host for two years on the motorsports show SpeedFreaks.
Because of his popularity and familiarity on the network, Chris has become Discovery Channel’s go-to host for special events. He lent his hosting skills to such specials as Discover Live: Into the Blue Hole, Chopper Live, Gold Rush Live, Klondike Live and the ratings record breaking Nik Wallenda specials Skywire Live and Skyscraper Live.
Chris is also the Host for the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions, seen 4 times a year on both Motor Trend and Discovery, and serves as host of Motor Trend Live at the annual SEMA convention in Las Vegas.
He also worked extensively for NFL Network, hosting several episodes of NFL AM and regularly contributing as an on-air news host. Chris is an avid sports fan, especially teams from his hometown of Chicago, and has been honored to throw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for his beloved Cubs. Chris likes to spend his downtime golfing, sporting a single digit handicap.