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Title: Columnist - Marco Eagle
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Chris is a former news anchor for CNN and for ABC TV stations in Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.

Position History

  • Columnist - Marco Eagle
    12/14/2007 - current

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Recent Work

  • Marcophiles: More gifts that missed the mark Published 12/24/2013 at 1:01 p.m.

    As you may recall, we recently have been sharing with our readers some compelling tales of people getting what they considered to be horrible gifts, Christmas and otherwise. With that as prologue, let us say that if we still are ...

  • Marcophiles: Marco Movies – A hot ticket for 20 years Published 12/13/2013 at 4 a.m.

    Nick Campo says changes in the movie industry, have been "pretty spectacular" since he opened Marco Movies 20 years ago. We asked Nick to look back and look ahead at the Marco Movies and movies in general as he celebrates ...

  • Marcophiles: Bring a "Buddy" home for Christmas Published 11/26/2013 at 3:41 p.m.

    Recently we asked you and other readers to share the worst or oddest gifts of holidays past. We received some fun responses.

  • Marcophiles: Time flies – So do hats and pants Published 10/31/2013 at 9:20 a.m.

    Here we are with Halloween in our rear view mirror, rushing toward Thanksgiving and the December holidays, still bewildered about how fast the past year streaked by. How could that be? Maybe the Mars lander and its follow-up friend Curiosity ...

  • Marcophiles: A cliché a day makes the brain decay Published 10/15/2013 at 8:49 p.m.

    I am writing this from my cliché place, a quiet corner where my mind rejects all thoughts that include any words coined, minted, made up, imaginated or otherwise foisted on the English-speaking world since at least the year 2000. Or ...

  • Marcophiles: In Mount Dora, the outdoors is the in place to be Published 10/02/2013 at 11:19 a.m.

    What if 20 authors traveled from here in Southwest Florida to a small town in northern Florida for a book-selling festival and hardly anybody showed up to buy books? I know the answer to that now and the headline is, ...

  • Marcophiles: Marco Movies – Coming attractions, inside and out Published 09/19/2013 at 10:40 a.m.

    A lot of exciting things are in motion at the Marco Movies these days and nights and we don't mean just the motion pictures on the screens. Nick Campo and his team of fast moving men and women are giving ...

  • Marcophiles: Names in the games – Some laughable, some lame Published 09/03/2013 at 11:29 a.m.

    With all the important outrages that come our way these tumultuous days, I chuckle at how often I hear or read about people who are furious over this or that team name, as in FSU Seminoles, Immokalee Indians or the ...

  • Marcophiles: My first car Published 08/06/2013 at 10:51 a.m.

    Ask people around town to talk about their very first car and probably you'll get answers running from, "Gee, I'm not sure. I think maybe it was a Chevy, a 60 something, not sure," to "It was a red and ...

  • Marcophiles: PMs in the a.m. – A great wakeup call Published 07/23/2013 at 9:52 a.m.

    Humans obviously could survive if there were no purple martins on the planet, but it wouldn't be nearly as much fun for us. These critters that sing and soar their way into our neighborhoods and our hearts are smart, brave ...

  • Marcophiles: Islanders reminisce about their first cars Published 08/20/2013 at 2:41 p.m.

    Dave Rice: He says most of the many cars he owned were “weekend cars,” because, “They spent all week being repaired to run on the weekends.” It’s all about priorities for Dave and his life-long affection for cars continues unabated.

  • Marco's DAR chapter honors Lely High School JROTC cadets Published 03/25/2013 at 12:45 p.m. 1 Comment

    Every year, the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) singles out outstanding Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadets for recognition. This year, the DAR invited two cadets and their Senior Army Instructor t

  • AuthorFest: Do you like to read books? Meet people who write them Published 01/31/2013 at 9:56 a.m. 1 Comment

    Twenty or more authors from Marco and elsewhere in Southwest Florida will gather to meet and greet book lovers at a free AuthorFest next week. “We’re very excited to have this event and hope a lot of people will show ...

  • Marcophiles: Like the happy birthday song, only less interesting Published 12/26/2012 at 4:40 p.m.

    Many of you know that some senior living centers invite children and teenagers who take music lessons to entertain residents of those facilities. Especially around this holiday time of year. So when my grandson Cade and othe

  • DAR recognizes two Marco Islanders Published 04/26/2012 at 2:24 p.m.

    The Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored two deserving Marco Islanders at its April 19 meeting at the Hideaway Beach Club.

  • Marco’s DAR Chapter Honors Lely High School JROTC Cadets Published 03/22/2012 at 3:38 p.m.

    Every year the Marco Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) singles out outstanding Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) cadets for recognition. And every year the members are newly impressed with the achievements of the students ...

  • Marco DAR Chapter hosts its Florida State Official Published 02/23/2012 at 4:01 p.m.

    The Marco Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed the organization’s Florida State Regent, Donna Cullen, at its Feb. 16 meeting at Hideaway Beach Club.

  • Shop Talk: Join in for 'Jolley Be Good' fun run Published 11/03/2011 at 3:22 p.m.

    Don't wait to sing up for the "Jolley Be Good 5K Run."

  • Marcophiles: More giant steps for the big flag campaign Published 10/10/2011 at 1:19 p.m.

    It’s amazing what a difference a fortnight can make in the life of what began as an idea and has rocketed to a real life happening. We refer to the Big Flag Campaign, the project to erect a large American ...

  • PHOTOS 9/11: Islanders pause to remember Published 09/11/2011 at 9:09 p.m.

    The more than 300 or more people in a ballroom at the Marco Marriott Hotel were silent and still as the North Naples Firefighters Color Guard appeared. At the same time, the haunting sound of bagpipes swelled, played with solemnity ...

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