Kris Anderson is a five-time Emmy® award-winning journalist who currently anchors the station’s weekday morning newscasts, NBC 6 News Today at 5am and 6am, from the station’s Miramar-based studios. The Miami native, who started his career as an intern at NBC 6 more than 20 years ago, spent the past seven years as the morning anchor and consumer investigator in Boston, MA.
In 2020 and again in 2021, Anderson earned Emmy® awards for his anchor work when “7News Today in New England” won the “Most Outstanding Morning Newscast” award, and another Emmy® award in 2019 for “Outstanding Team Coverage.” He was also honored with two Emmy® awards in 2017 and 2018 for his “Solve it 7” investigative reports, which helped hundreds of people recover more than $100,000 combined.
Anderson landed his first on-air job in 2001 as a weekday sports anchor at WOAY in Oak Hill, WV, where he was then promoted to evening news anchor in 2003. He made the switch to mornings in 2004 by joining WREG in Memphis, TN as the weekday morning anchor, where he led the #1 rated “Daybreak” newscast for nine years and served as the station’s consumer investigator.
A graduate of Miami Central High School, Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida International University. He is thrilled to be back in his hometown, close to family and friends, anchoring for the TV station he grew up watching! Anderson believes that everyone has a story to tell and loves that his job as a journalist allows him to help people tell theirs.
Anderson was a high school athlete and is a brown belt in Goju-ryu karate. He is the proud father of three boys and a stepdaughter. His older twin sons were born in Memphis, where he met his wife Brooke, and their youngest son was born in Boston. Anderson and his family now reside in Broward with their rescue dog Tucker.