Kris Gutierrez Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Salary and Net Worth

Kris Gutierrez is an American Emmy award-winning journalist currently working at NBC 5 News since joining the station in March of 2015.

Kris Gutierrez Profile

Kris Gutierrez is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who worked for NBC 5 and served as an anchor. He had been working for the station since joining in March 2015.

Kris Gutierrez Education

Gutierrez attended Lewisville High School where he played four years of varsity soccer for the Fighting Farmers.  He became the youngest person ever inducted into the Lewisville High School Hall Of Fame in 2013. Former Dallas Cowboy and Super Bowl champion Walt Garrison are among the inductee. He then attended Texas Christian University where he earned a BS in Broadcast Journalism and played Division One collegiate soccer for the Horned Frogs. Gutierrez is still very active in the TCU community, sitting on the Board of Volunteers at the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and co-hosting TCU Soccer podcasts with head coach Eric Bell.

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Kris Gutierrez Career

Gutierrez co-anchored the NBC 5 News at 5 p.m. He anchored a newscast from a tornado-ravaged Runaway Bay nine weeks after joining the station. Gutierrez earned the team an Emmy award for the best newscast in the region. He grew up in Lewisville and later graduated from Texas Christian University. After spending three years as a morning news anchor at WBBM-TV in Chicago Gutierrez comes back. The morning team won an Emmy for a newscast that he field anchored after a tornado touched down in 2014.

Gutierrez was nominated for an Emmy as the best news anchor in 2014. He had spent five years as a national correspondent for FOX News Channel based in the network’s Dallas bureau before vacating to Chicago. He was the lone reporter responsible for all editorial content in a four-state region that included Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Gutierrez covered some of the massive news events in the southwest region. He reported from the FLDS Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Dorado, TX in 2008. Shortly after the FBI attacked the polygamist sect ranch, he was on the air with live coverage of breaking developments, in what became the gigantic custody case in US history. Child Protective Services took away every child from the ranch founded by sect leader Warren Jeffs.

Gutierrez reported live from Ft. Hood, less than 24 hours after the deadliest shooting rampage at a military installation in US history in 2009. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal took him up in a helicopter for an entire tour of the sensitive wetlands and marshes that were impacted by the BP oil spill in 2010. He also spent nearly three months in Louisiana monitoring the blowback from the worst oil spill in U.S. history.  Former BP CEO, Tony Hayward, made national headlines when he told Kris, “I’d like my life back” during an Interview.

He was among the “stand-outs” in the oil spill coverage said the New York Times later reported that television network executive.Gutierrez spent a week covering the ruining EF-5 tornado that hit Joplin, MO in 2011. He was called to file live reports from other parts of the country occasionally. He forelooked at the next-generation space rocket from an assembly plant in Utah, covered wildfires in California, warp out hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, as well as provided vast coverage from the Texas-Mexico border, chronicling the rising tension and bloody turf wars between competitor drug cartels. Gutierrez was a weekend anchor at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, OH  before joining KVUE-TV and he began his career in the same position at KXII-TV in Sherman, TX.

Kris Gutierrez Awards

Gutierrez was an Emmy-award-winning reporter/substitute anchor at KPRC-TV in Houston before his network connection. At KPRC-TV he was named the Best Television Reporter in Texas by Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.   The Houston Press Club named him a Top Television Journalist.  The Best Live Report award from the Dallas Press Club was earned due to his storytelling. He also won nearly a dozen sole Star Emmys, a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for a program of reports about the Texas-Mexico border, and been named Best News Anchor by the Texas Association of Broadcasters. At KVUE-TV in Austin, TX he was a reporter /substitute anchor. At Austin, his reports were honored with various Texas Associated Press Broadcaster awards. His work was also recognized by The American Cancer Society.

Kris Gutierrez Age

Gutierrez’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Kris is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 40s.

Kris Gutierrez Height

Gutierrez stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.

Kris Gutierrez Family

Information regarding Gutierrez’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Kris Gutierrez Wife

Gutierrez is married to Krystle Gutierrez who is also a news anchor. The couple is blessed with two children. He is known by colleagues for wearing boots with his suits and you will often find him volunteering at local events and supporting the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, FC Dallas, and Dallas Stars.

Kris Gutierrez Salary

Being one of the top journalists for NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Gutierrez earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Kris Gutierrez’s Net Worth

Gutierrez has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.

Kris Gutierrez leaves NBC5|Why did Kris leave NBC5?

On February 4, 2022, Gutierrez left NBC 5 after working for the station for two years. His main reason for leaving the station was to help his parents who have been needing his help. He states that the global covid-19 pandemic has not been easy on his parents and family and hence feels the need to be available to lend a helping hand to his parents. Furthermore, he left the station a few weeks after Daniella Guzman, his co-anchor, re-joined the station from KNBC in Los Angeles.

Where is Kris Gutierrez now?

Gutierrez is now spending his precious time with his family and friends. However, there have been rumors and speculations that he is not in good health but Kris has not validated the claims yet.

Kris Gutierrez NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

During his tenure at NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Gutierrez worked alongside;

  1. Wayne Carter – Special Assignment Reporter
  2. Keisha Burns – Weather Anchor/reporter
  3. Candace Sweat – Reporter
  4. Ben Russell – Reporter
  5. Ken Kalthoff – Reporter
  6. Jack Highberger – Reporter
  7. Don Peritz Jr. – Assignments/Investigative Editor and Researcher
  8. Melissa Harrison – TV/Radio Journalist
  9. Diana Zoga– Journalist
  10. Meredith Yeomans – Reporter
  11. Meredith Land – Anchor
  12. Samantha Davies – Meteorologist/Traffic Reporter
  13. Laura Harris – Journalist
  14. Newy Scruggs – Sportscaster
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