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Christopher Halsne IR Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

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SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 311
BS Journalism
University of Kansas

Favorite Spot on Campus
Bee garden
AU’s first Investigative Broadcaster in Residence, Chris Halsne has been on television for 30+ years. He’s managed special-projects units in Seattle, Denver, and Oklahoma City. In the past two years alone, he’s been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting, three National Press Club awards, 4 Heartland Emmys, and a Regional Edward R. Murrow award. One of the top animal-rights reporters in the country, Halsne has been honored with four Genesis awards from the Humane Society of the United States for his undercover exposés. A documentary filmmaker (100 Miles to 40), fiction author (To Suffer is Human), and podcast creator (Interview with Evil), he takes a multi-media approach to every investigative news idea. Halsne is married to an accomplished ultra-runner who sells virtual-reality surgical teaching simulators. They have two daughters.
See Also
Investigative Story Archive
Interview with Evil podcast series
For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


Spring 2022

  • COMM-462 Journalism Capstone

Summer 2022

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

  • COMM-624 Boot Camp for Journalists

Fall 2022

  • COMM-305 Digital Skills

  • COMM-305 Digital Skills

  • COMM-621 Community News Reporting