Chris Blackman is Vice President of News for NBC 10 Philadelphia. He joined NBC10 in July of 2001 as Assistant News Director and was promoted to News Director in January of 2002. Blackman was born in Ghana, West Africa and grew up in Barbados and New York City.
Prior to joining NBC 10, he spent 4 1/2 years in Asia as Vice President of News Programming for CNBC Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore where he created several award winning programs.
Blackman has been with NBC for 23 years, including ten years at the NBC owned station in Chicago where he worked as a news writer, producer and executive producer. While working in Chicago, Blackman earned a number of Emmy and Associated Press Awards. He views his trip to South Africa and the Emmy he won for writing about the apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela as one of the highlights of his career.
Blackman graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Communications. He also studied overseas at the University of Paris Sorbonne campus. Besides French, he also speaks Spanish, and some German.
Blackman’s wife Wendy is a former television producer for NBC. They live in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania with their children Matthew and Caroline.
Blackman is often confused with his identical twin brother Keith, a former NBC News White House producer, and now a director with Burson-Marsteller public relations in Washington.