Chris Egert Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Son, Net Worth, Amputatation, KSTP Career

Chris Egert Biography

Chris Egert is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning reporter from the United States working as the KSTP morning news anchor. He joined the station in September 2021.


How old is Chris Egert? – Age

He was born in the Midwest, in the United States. His age is not revealed.

Chris Egert Education

Egert began his career at Huron University in 1992. He worked hard and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public Relations. During his time at Huron University, he was also named the outstanding communication student in 1994, 1995, and 1996. Egert excelled in sports as a child, participating in football, basketball, and track and field. However, while playing college basketball, he suffered ankle sprains and strains.

Who is Chris Eggert Married to? – Husband

Chris is married to Kate Egert. The couple married in a private ceremony attended by close friends and family. Egert and his wife Kate have two children: Dakota, a son, and Delaney, a daughter. Kate works tirelessly for local organizations such as JDRF in their efforts to find a cure for their son.

Chris Egert Son

The couple’s son has Type 1 diabetes, and Chris frequently posts photos of his daughter on Twitter and Facebook. Kate works tirelessly for local organizations such as JDRF in their efforts to find a cure for their son.

What happened to Chris Egert?

Egert has been off the air while recuperating from surgery. Egert has been in pain for the past 20 years and underwent what he hopes will be his final surgery three months ago.

Chris Egert Photo
Chris Egert Photo

Why did Chris Egert have his leg Amputated?

The KSTP Channel 5 morning anchor had the surgery after suffering from chronic ankle pain for the majority of his life, with his December amputation being the last of ten surgeries he had for the condition. In 2015, Egert, 40, took his biggest surgical risk yet: he had his ankle replaced. However, it became infected following a follow-up surgery last summer. Egert was faced with an impossible choice.

Chris Egert Career

Chris returned to his family and friends in the Midwest after spending the previous 20 years traveling the country telling people’s stories. Chris works behind the news desk most of the time, but when a major story breaks, such as the George Floyd protests and riots in 2020, he field anchors KSTP’s award-winning news coverage from the scene.

Chris took viewers to Germany in 2014, where the shell of US Bank Stadium was being built, and discovered that a contentious material was being used to cover the multi-billion dollar facility. He traveled to Africa in 2013 to report on Minnesotans who were training doctors, educating impoverished students, and tracking wild animals in the Serengeti. He was one of the first journalists in the world to arrive in Japan following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami as a morning anchor in Seattle. During the historic 2004 hurricane season, he was pelted by multiple hurricanes while in Orlando. In 2001, as an anchor in Omaha, he accompanied military forces to Spain on their way to Afghanistan following 9/11.

Chris has flown with the Blue Angels, taken refuge under a Walmart table, and spent the night in a Navy Destroyer, but he now sleeps at home — as a grounded family man. He works the morning news in order to attend his children’s football, basketball, and track meets. He is also looking forward to co-hosting “Minnesota Live” on KSTP weekdays at 9:00 a.m.

Chris Egert Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.