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Chris Boyette

National News Editor, CNN

Location icon United States of America

As a journalist, I'm most interested in new and evolving ways to gather and share stories.

It isn't just about what is said, but how it's said. I am particularly intrigued by places where technology, culture and society butt heads.

I currently work as a National News Editor. I am responsible for identifying and developing domestic news stories for all CNN platforms...digital, television, mobile, social.

My team oversees the editorial and operations of our domestic news coverage, ensures continuing coverage to continuously break news on priority stories and partners with all platforms to create written and visual content.

Locally, I wrote for years at FREEwilliamsburg.com where I reported and provided commentary on art, music, news and events in the Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

My stories have been featured on the websites of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post, among others.

If you've a lead on a compelling story- hit me up!

Portfolio
CNN Travel
09/05/2018
Travelers saved after emergency Facebook post

Mikey Lythcott has friends all over the world. That's mostly because he's been all over the world. There are postcards and the occasional letter, but Lythcott mostly keeps his friends up to date on his world (CNN) - travels via social media.

CNN
Ursula K. Le Guin, famed science fiction and fantasy writer, dies at 88

"It was unexpected at that moment," Downes-Le Guin said. "Her health had not been great." The acclaimed author penned everything from short stories to children's books, but was best known for her work in the science fiction and fantasy realm. Le Guin's stories challenged traditional ideas of power, gender and race with stories of young wizards, dragons and outer space.

CNN
Actually, Robert E. Lee was against erecting Confederate memorials

Based on his writings, Lee was not a fan of statues honoring Civil War generals, fearing they might "keep open the sores of war." According to historian Jonathan Horn, Lee was often consulted in his lifetime about proposals to erect monuments to Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson and others.

CNN
Hobby Lobby to pay $3 million fine, forfeit ancient artifacts

The DOJ said the company received the falsely labeled artifacts from a United Arab Emirates-based supplier. The artifacts, ancient cuneiform tablets and clay bullae, were smuggled into the United States through the United Arab Emirates and Israel, Justice officials said.

CNN
What is MS-13? The 'transnational' street gang on the FBI's radar

Here is some background on the gang that caused the FBI to start a task force to tackle the criminal enterprise. MS-13's roots Salvadoran immigrants fleeing the country's civil war started MS-13 decades ago in Los Angeles. Its members are also immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and other Central and South American countries, according to an FBI Threat Assessment of the gang.

Cnn
10/07/2014
One reason Flight 370 is still missing

The deep ocean, what scientists call the sea 650 feet (200 meters) or more underwater, makes up 90% of the habitable volume of the planet, and we don't know much about it. In fact, in many ways, we know more about the moon than we know about the ocean floor.

CNN
09/02/2014
Hometown Heroin

It's 8 p.m. in Chelsea, Massachusetts, just across the Mystic River from Boston. For Lt. Detective David Betz, his day is about to get busy. After about 30 minutes, Betz, head of the Narcotics and Vice Division of the Chelsea Police Department, leaves to meet with a confidential informant who has been assisting with a case.

Cnn
10/14/2014
Megaquake could hit West Coast

Oregon sits on a huge fault line that separates two of the Earth's tectonic plates. One plate lies beneath the Pacific Ocean, off Oregon's coast, and it is being shoved beneath the North American continent. The fault line, known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, could one day cause an even larger quake.

CNN
02/15/2013
Dronestagram uses social media to highlight drone strikes

The use of drones to carry out military strikes is controversial, to say the least. U.S. lawmakers and international leaders continue to examine the legality of the unmanned attacks and whether their role in curbing terrorism outweighs the risk of unintended casualties. But British artist James Bridle has made up his mind -- and he's adopting Web and mobile tools to tell his side of the story.

CNN
03/30/2013
Facebook: Marriage issue prompts 2.7 million profile picture updates

You may have noticed something different about your friends' profile pictures as you scrolled through your Facebook feed this week. According to the social networking site, roughly 2.7 million users changed their profile image on Tuesday as the U.S. Supreme Court pondered the future of same-sex marriage in the United States.

CNN
04/02/2013
6 New York officials accused in plot to rig mayoral race

A New York state senator and a New York City councilman were among six people arrested Tuesday morning on charges that they schemed to fix the city's 2013 mayoral election through fraud, bribery and extortion, according to federal prosecutors.

CNNMoney
10/09/2012
Is mobile broadband a luxury or human right?

Moderating a discussion on the future of broadband, Mashable editor-in-chief Lance Ulanoff tossed a provocative question to the audience: "By quick show of hands, how many out there think that broadband is a luxury?

CNNMoney
07/25/2012
Error 451: A proposed Internet status code for censorship

If a website you're trying to reach is blocked for legal reasons, do you have a right to know about it? Developer advocate Tim Bray thinks so, and he's got a perfect error code for it: 451, a tribute to the late Ray Bradbury's landmark novel about censorship, Fahrenheit 451

CNN
12/18/2012
After Newtown, the NRA goes silent

Despite an escalating nationwide debate on gun control in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the National Rifle Association has remained conspicuously silent.

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