An expert in public records acquisition and Freedom of Information Act requests.
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. He’s been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative reporting, multiple National Press Club awards, and a national Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting. 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 (The Hit & 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 adult daughters.