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Chris Riker

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  • On the Story


Chris Riker has more than 25 accomplished years in local and network broadcast journalism. Chris excels at shaping stories for clarity and brand focus.

Chris has produced news shows for WSB-TV, CNN International, and other stations. He has field produced hundreds of CNN packages on topics ranging from news of the day to news of the unexpected. He enjoys finding out why people do what they do and telling their story in a way that makes an audience both feel and think.

Recent Blog Posts

On The Story

A Racing Grace

One of the first rules of being a television news producer is NEVER to turn the talent into a 300-foot smear on the back wall. So, I tried my best to ensure that OTS reporter Grace Olson would be...

June 23, 2014 - 10:55am
Some of Muriel Lindsay's friends
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The Dolphin Lady

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I set out to interview a Tybee Island astrologer who writes in earnest about speaking with time-traveling dolphins and their vital message for humanity. So,...

June 20, 2014 - 10:55am
Look who's talking with Bill & Bobbie on OTS!
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Sky-High Airfares

If you’re traveling this summer, GPB’s “On the Story” has some advice from consumer expert Clark Howard about how to beat the soaring cost of airfares. Clark explained that the key to saving money on...

June 12, 2014 - 9:19am
On The Story


Sometimes history can be witnessed in a transition no one quite grasps at the time. On Tuesday June 17, GPB’s “On the Story” plans to re-air a recent segment on Bitcoin, the virtual money that some...

June 12, 2014 - 6:51am
Lt. Ben Hodges of Reynolds, GA
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Living History

A remarkable young man from Conyers took on a project to learn more about a WWII flyer who gave his life fighting the Nazis. Ben Smart has excelled in school and in Junior ROTC. Now, he says he has...

June 5, 2014 - 6:48am