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Christopher Wiggins

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Washington, DC Metro
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, USA Today
Covers:  arts and entertainment, virgina, maryland, pharmaceutical safety, us congress, federal courts, white house, weird news, journalism news writing breaking news online journalism blogging writing television production, medicine, feature stories, richmond, general features, politics, gadgets, information technology, emergency medic, washington dc, breaking news, criminal justice, university of richmond
Doesn't Cover: business, cars, gossip, food and wine, celebrity gossip, wall street, boring things, books, sports

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Biography

Christopher "Chris" Wiggins is a professional journalist. He is a German and American citizen and fluent in both languages. He grew up as a military brat and in high school began producing high-quality video packages and features, including ones for President Clinton and his family, a current O...

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Election 2012: A Day With Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Adam Cook

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Barack Obama ' Romnesia ' and 2 other headlines

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University of Richmond Student Indicted for Embezzling Money from Theresa Heinz Kerry and John Kerry

University of Richmond Student Indicted for Embezzling Money from Theresa Heinz Kerry and John Kerry

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an intern turned employee as an assignment editor and field producer at the CBS News affiliate WTVR (CBS 6) in Richmond, Virginia

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Absolutely, but not one that didn't have a delete key; white-out is something I've only heard about.

How is social media changing news?

Well, it's an amazing way to inform masses in a split second; but, it's dangerous because it's also a rumor mill that produces "truth".

Awards

Washington DC Stonewall Award

2012 - Community All-Star Award
Awarded by the Washington, DC Stonewall Club for covering and pushing colleagues to cover a tragic beating of a gay man, whose face was crushed while he was on the phone with his partner crying for help on a street in DC. Following the coverage, I was asked to volunteer my expertise in how the press works to help get the word out about a silent march to take back the safety of the streets and against hate crimes. Through engaging with the Mayor of Washington DC and other political and business leaders as well as public figures and by targeting and pitching strategic news organizations and reporters with whom I had relationships, not only was the event covered, but it was previewed days in advance, leading to thousands of people marching through DC with the police commissioner, mayor, and survivors of hate crimes leading a crowd of straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, white, black, brown, green, young, old, able-bodied and challenged people, united throughout the streets of DC in defiance of acts of violence. And, they were followed by a media crush of cameras and reporters.