Chris was born and raised in Portage la Prairie, where the Free Press was a daily read in his family’s home.
While his dad pored over the A section after dinner, elementary school-aged Chris went straight for the sports pages, the latest instalment of Calvin and Hobbes and the Jumble puzzle.
Decades later in 2021, Chris joined the newspaper he grew up reading. As a general assignment reporter, he covers a little bit of everything for the Free Press.
He takes particular interest in happenings outside the Perimeter, and enjoys meeting Manitobans and sharing their unique stories with the rest of the province.
Chris began his journalism career in 2001 after dropping off a resume and cover letter at his hometown paper, the Daily Graphic, on a whim.
Since completing Red River College’s Creative Communications program in 2005, he’s worked in print, digital and TV newsrooms in Winnipeg, Toronto and London, England.
After seven years in the U.K., Chris returned home to Manitoba. He lives with his wife and daughter, an elementary school student who flips straight to comics and puzzles when she opens a newspaper.
Recent articles of Chris Kitching
‘I was just standing there’: man stabbed with needle in random attack monitored for infection5 minute read Preview Updated: 6:53 PM CDT
‘Zero notification’: construction road closure vexes Exchange District shop owners4 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 7:23 PM CDT
Police investigate ‘predatory’ sex assault at Law Courts entrance4 minute read Preview Yesterday at 4:21 PM CDT
It is a right, not luxury: NDP promises free birth control ahead of provincial election4 minute read Preview Updated: Yesterday at 10:29 AM CDT
Allegations of child sexual abuse made in Manitoba against two ‘credibly accused’ Jesuit priests4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023
Opioid OD antidote use spikes as street-drug deaths soar to record levels5 minute read Preview Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2023
Former St. Paul’s principal among eight Jesuit priests, brothers who worked in Manitoba ‘credibly accused’ of sexually abusing minors6 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 13, 2023
Grace Hospital patient safety ‘severely compromised,’ doctors tell health minister5 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 10, 2023
International students hurt in unprovoked downtown attack5 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023
Fatally shot teen’s mother asks witnesses to step forward4 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023
First Nation devastated by girls’ deaths wants to screen luggage entering community for illicit drugs5 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023
Brothers chased, shot in St. James; 15-year-old killed, 17-year-old wounded6 minute read Preview Monday, Mar. 6, 2023
First Nation devastated by deaths of two 14-year-old girls5 minute read Preview Friday, Mar. 3, 2023
Six-year old recovering after being shot by four-year-old4 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023
Youth arrested in fatal October hit-and-run that killed 81-year-old woman2 minute read Preview Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023
Winnipeg police have charged a 17-year-old boy in a hit-and-run that killed an 81-year-old woman last fall, after using forensic evidence to identify a suspected driver.
Corazon Manguerra died in hospital after the two-vehicle collision at Sargent Avenue and Empress Street at about 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.
The occupants of the other vehicle, described as a late-model Dodge Caravan that was dark in colour, fled on foot after the crash, police said.
Family angry, community traumatized after child killed in hit-and-run in Norway House5 minute read Preview Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023
Family of pedestrian in fatal Bison Drive collision awaits answers4 minute read Preview Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023
Slaying victim’s family, chief issue plea for help on northern First Nation4 minute read Preview Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
Doctors, nurses welcome Manitoba’s health deal with Ottawa4 minute read Preview Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
St. James mother warns of student luring attempt4 minute read Preview Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023
A Winnipeg mother is warning parents after her 11-year-old daughter reported being offered a ride and candy by a stranger on her way to school Tuesday.