Christopher Lawrence Biography
Christopher Lawrence is a classical musician, author, and conductor. He is famous for his work as a broadcaster on Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio station ABC Classic FM, and previously on ABC Radio National and ABC Local Radio.
Christopher Lawrence Age
Christopher Lawrence was born on 24 December 1956 in Sydney, Australia. He is 62 years old as of 2019.
Christopher Lawrence Family
Lawrence was born in Sydney, Australia to a singer and pianist father and a singer and dancer mother. He has two younger brothers.
Christopher Lawrence Wife
Lawrence has a partner by the name Julia Fredersdorff a violinist, Artistic Director of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival. The couple has two daughters.
Christopher Lawrence Height
Christopher Lawrence stands at a height of 5ft 8 ¾ (174.6 cm).
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Christopher Lawrence Career
Lawrence was the first presenter of Radio National’s The Music Show on Saturday mornings which started in 1991 as In Tempo 91. He also presented ABC Classic FM’s Breakfast and Drive programs between 1994 and 2001. He then left Classic FM but returned in 2010 to present its Afternoons program; in 2012 he became the presenter for Mornings, taking over from Margaret Throsby’s tenure in that role. In 2016, he began presenting Drive and moved to Weekend Breakfast in 2018. He also presented Evenings and Breakfast on 702 ABC Sydney, Afternoons on 936 ABC Hobart, and the series Bakelite Express on networked local radio across the country.
Christopher Lawrence Net Worth
Christopher Lawrence’s 2019 estimated net worth is Under Review.
Christopher Lawrence Awards
- 1989 International Emmy Award for Arts Programming – soundtrack production for the ABC TV recording of the Australian Opera’s La bohème stage production.
- Three ARIA Music Awards (Australian Record Industry Association)
- Editors’ Choice Award at the 1992 Cannes Classical Awards in France.
- In 1999 Lawrence was awarded an honorary doctorate in communications by Central Queensland University for his career in broadcasting.
Christopher Lawrence ABC
Christopher Lawrence previously worked with ABC Radio National ABC Local Radio, an Australia-wide Public Service Broadcasting radio network run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Christopher Lawrence Nationality
Christopher Lawrence is an Australian born in Sydney.
Christopher Lawrence News
The morning voice of the Morning News on MetroNews has been associated with West Virginia Radio Corporation for more than two decades. The native of Big Stone Gap, Virginia joined the company as an anchor at WAJR in Morgantown in 1990. The University of Tennessee graduate not only excels in anchoring and reporting on MetroNews but also has flourished in his coverage of hunting and fishing. Chris serves as host of the popular West Virginia Outdoors each Saturday morning.
Chris has also won numerous awards for coverage of the hunting and fishing from the Outdoors Writers Association of America. He has twice been awarded the coveted “President’s Award” by the organization for his efforts. Chris has also been honored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association and Society of Professional Journalists for his work. He was named Outdoor Writer of the year by the West Virginia Bowhunters Association. He was also part of the news team at 58-WCHS Radio which has twice been awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in electronic journalism by RTDNA.
When not working, you’ll likely find Chris somewhere outside. He’s probably hunting, fishing, or enjoying time with his family. Chris and his wife Samantha reside in Hurricane and have three children, Travis, Hank, and Savannah. They also have two grandchildren. Prior to that assignment, Lawrence was the weekend morning anchor and a reporter for WXYZ-TV Detroit (1997-2000), where his beats included investigative and consumer coverage. During that time, he covered the historic merger between Chrysler and Daimler-Benz, a deadly tornado in Florida and the last baseball game at Tiger Stadium. Before that, he was a weekend anchor, reporter, and producer at WTVH-TV Syracuse (1995-97). Lawrence began his career as a reporter/photographer for WDBB-TV Tuscaloosa, Ala. (1994-95).
He was the recipient of the Associated Press Award for Best News Feature in 2000 and the Syracuse Press Club Award for Best News Feature in 1996. Lawrence was born in Detroit, Mich., where his family still lives. He attended the University of Maryland and studied broadcast journalism.