KRLD, Dallas-Fort Worth
Chris Sommer joined KRLD News in Dallas-Fort Worth as an afternoon anchor in July 2012, but he has been a familiar radio voice in north Texas since the early 1990s.
An award-winning anchor, reporter and air personality, Chris was part of the news staff at KLIF-AM from 1991-1997, and was a fixture on the morning show at KPLX-FM from 1992-2011. He and his counterparts at 99.5 The Wolf won two NAB Marconi Awards, numerous national station-of-the-year honors and helped build America’s largest country radio station. During his 29-year radio career, Chris has interviewed and covered a very diverse group of famous figures, ranging from Queen Elizabeth II to Emmitt Smith and from Henry Kissinger to Don Henley.
After graduating from Southwest Texas State University with honors - and as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Outstanding Senior Student - in 1989, Chris spent two years at KBST in Big Spring. He moved to North Texas to join KLIF Radio in 1991, and has been a Tarrant County resident ever since.