Host | Producer | Writer | REPORTER | Actor

Chris DeRose is a freelance writer, producer, reporter, host and actor living in Los Angeles, California. Before moving to the Golden State however, Chris lived and worked in Chicago for almost ten years.

Coming to the Windy City just after college, Chris studied improv and sketch comedy, as well as writing and acting at world famous theaters like The Second CityiO, and Comedy Sportz.

It was during this time, that he was “discovered” while working as a Chicago City Tour Guide on board a double decker bus. A producer from a local television show spotted Chris and offered him a job on TV. The rest is history. That launched Chris’s career as a daily feature reporter on You & Me, a fun morning television show on WCIU-TV.

During his time at You & Me, Chris logged hundreds of hours both in front of and behind the camera, working on multiple stories at any given time.

 He was best known for his live morning features, ‘Did U Know‘ history pieces, comical man-on-the-street ‘Movie Trivia’s,’ and insightful travel segments. He did all of this while working as a professional actor and traveling the country as a performer and emcee.

Although television and film take up most of his time now, Chris still regularly performs with the all-male music improve group he helped to establish at Second City called Mansical.

Chris is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and holds a BA in Theater Arts. He was raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, which was also home to golf legend Arnold Palmer and television’s Fred Rogers.