About Chris Core
Chris Core
E-mail: cccore@aol.com

Chris Core is an award-winning speaker on current events.  Marc Fisher of The Washington Post calls him "a rare talker who gets the complexities of this region." He can be heard on WTOP Radio (103.5 FM) in the Washington, DC area, and on Sirius/XM Radio's POTUS (Channel 124) nationally.  For more than 30 years, Chris was a talk show host on news/talk radio station WMAL in Washington, DC.  There he engaged his listeners in conversations about local, national and international events.  Chris has received numerous nominations and awards, including:

  • Winner of the national Edward R. Murrow award,  presented by the Radio & Television News Directors Association, for "Core Values" on WTOP 
  • Radio & Records nomination for Local Radio News/Talk Show Host of the Year
  • Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred” award for 5 straight years as one of the nation’s most influential talk show hosts
  • Society of Professional Journalist’s Dateline Award for Excellence in Local Journalism
  • Washingtonian Magazine “Best of Washington”  

Chris has covered politics from Nixon’s Watergate hearings to the heated 2008 elections, including reporting from the New Hampshire primaries, interviewing the candidates, doing election night analysis, and providing a forum for citizen activists. Throughout he has been consistently recognized for his fair and unbiased (and sometimes unpredictable) views.

Prior to his career at WMAL, Chris was a member of the Foreign Service at the Voice of America.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin as a political science and theater major, with a minor in Spanish. 

Chris has raised millions of dollars for charities, including:

  • Fisher House
  • Children’s Hospital
  • The Leukemia Society
  • So Others May Eat
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Catholic Charities

Chris is also recognized as one of the region’s best master of ceremonies and speakers.  He has spoken at and emceed events for a variety of businesses and nonprofits.

Chris may be reached at cccore@aol.com 




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