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Chris has Denver talking, with his hot FOX31 Denver daytime show, “Everyday.” This year, he won an Emmy Award for “Best TV Host,” tune in at 10am and see why.

Each morning at 10am, Chris brings you an hour of new trends, celebrity dish, and great ideas for the home and family. You can also catch Chris every morning on Channel 2’s “Daybreak,” as he delivers the top Entertainment headlines of the day.

Last year, Chris filled in for Regis Philbin, and hosted an hour of national television alongside Kelly Ripa. They loved him so much, Chris was invited back to the show a second time, as feature reporter for their “Ambush Makeovers.”

He has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, actors and politicians, and his live work has been featured nationally on CNN, FOX and MSNBC. Chris has also garnered two Regional Emmy Awards for in-depth reporting.

In addition to his degrees in Journalism and Political Science, Chris was a born performer. He studied theatre at Indiana University, and got his Improvisation training at Chicago’s famed “Second City.” He’s performed with Improv Troupes at countless festivals and shows.

“A fast, and facile fun factory,” says the Denver Post. The Westword Weekly raves, “Eye-opening.” Rocky Mountain News declares, “Spot On.” And Kelly Ripa sums it all up by calling Chris “Simply Divine.”

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    Chris Parente’s top 10 films of 2015

    DENVER — If a film opens at your local theater but nobody goes to see it, does it still make Oscars noise? While “Star Wars” dominates the box office, the best films of 2015 might as well be in a galaxy far, far away. Like the Millennium Falcon, most of the top films flew under the radar in 2015. And yet, it was a strong year for cinema. As a voting member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association), I’m […]

  • Chris Parente explains how his interview with Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader went viral

    DENVER — Channel 2 entertainment reporter Chris Parente explains how his interview with “The Skeleton Twins” stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader went viral. See the original interview below and Parente’s explainer above.

  • From 2011: Chris Parente interviews Robin Williams

    DENVER — Meeting Robin Williams was like sitting down with Santa Claus, Willy Wonka and Peter Pan — all in the same four minutes.  When we last chatted in 2011, he’d just been to Paris on his honeymoon. He seemed so genuinely happy and so full of his legendary wit and energy.  Watch and enjoy just a few moments of what made Robin Williams, truly, one in a million.

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    Age before beauty: ‘Quartet’ is latest film to respect its elders

    It’s no secret Hollywood is obsessed with youth. An army of plastic surgeons has nipped, tucked, and plumped just about every aging actress in town. Getting old is to be feared and avoided. That seems a sad mindset to me, and it’s left a real void on the big screen. Until now. This, my friends, is the year of the Senior. I’ll gladly raise a glass of Geritol in celebration. I was thrilled when “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” chose to honor the […]

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    Opinion: The best film of 2012 … and why I waited 5 months to see it

    July 19th was a long day. At work, I stayed late to cover the local premiere of a Hollywood Blockbuster. I interviewed costumed fans and enthused moviegoers. We were all swept up in the unique joy that film makers can still bring; the anticipation and excitement shared in a crowded lobby. I almost stayed for the midnight show, but opted to head home. I figured I’d see it the next day. While I slept that night, an unimaginable horror unfolded […]

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    Chris Parente reviews “Les Miserables,” hits theaters Christmas day

    Entertainment Reporter Chris Parente reviews “Les Miserables,” which hits theaters on Christmas Day.  The movie’s star-studded cast includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Russel Crowe as Javert. The film has been nominated for four Golden Globes this year, including best picture, best actor, best supporting actress and best original song. Watch the full-length trailer below:

  • Hills, Chills & Thrills: Colorado’s Great Coasters

    Ride along with Chris Parente as he takes on Colorado’s top thrill rides. July 4, 2012

  • Hills, Thrills & Chills: The Cliffhanger

    Chris rides The Cliffhanger at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.  

  • Thrills, Hills & Chills: Twister II

    Chris rides the Twister II at Elitch Gardens.  

  • Hills, Thrills & Chills: Royal Rush Skycoaster

    Chris Parente checks out the skycoaster at the Royal Gorge.