Cris Belle was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She grew up watching FOX 8 News and even had a pretend news studio in her basement where she’d play “reporter” with her siblings.
Cris graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Promotional Communication. She also earned a TV and Radio Broadcast degree from Ohio Media School.
She joined the FOX 8 digital family after writing for The News-Herald in Lake County. She’s passionate about local government news and how it fits into the big national picture.
Cris spends her free time outdoors and puts a lot of focus on healthy eating. You can usually find her with a Honeycrisp apple or a cup of black coffee in her hand.