Chris Bury

Veteran journalist Chris Bury has hosted “In the Loop” on WYCC-TV (PBS) since the program debuted in February 2013.

Bury is also a contributing correspondent to two national news programs: the PBS NewsHour and “America Tonight” on Al Jazeera America.  In addition, Bury serves as senior journalist in residence at Chicago’s DePaul University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate journalism courses.


During his journalism career, Bury has earned multiple awards for his reporting, including a National Headliner Award, six national Emmy awards, and the Edward R. Murrow award.  Bury also worked on projects that earned the Peabody award, the Columbia University-DuPont award, and the Joan Shorenstein Barone award for excellence in journalism.


Prior to hosting “In the Loop,” Bury worked as a national correspondent for ABC News, where he spent 15 years in Washington at the “Nightline” program.  There, he served as principal substitute for anchor Ted Koppel.  During his time at ABC News, Bury covered presidential campaigns, national political conventions, and major domestic stories including Hurricane Katrina. He also reported extensively from Europe, the Middle East, Haiti, and Cuba.

Bury earned an M.A. in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. in the same subject at Southern Illinois University. 

He is married to Catherine Catalane and has two sons, Jack and Charlie.