Chrys Peterson - 20 Under 40

For 20 years, Chrys Peterson was the face of WTOL news, anchoring the 5, 6 & 11 PM newscasts.  She was inducted into the Associated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2014, and has earned six Emmy Awards and four coveted Edward R. Murrow awards for her storytelling.

In 2014, Chrys retired from television news and started a leadership and communication consulting business.  She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is proud to use 32 years of TV News and community leadership experience to help ProMedica Health System and other local companies and non-profits.

Chrys is active in the community, serving on the Lourdes University Board of Trustees and the Toledo Police Foundation board; is president of the Press Club of Toledo, and has served as Honorary Chair for the NW Ohio Komen Race for the Cure for 25 years.  She has also been involved with the 20 Under 40 Leadership Awards for 23 years, and will tell us more about that in her remarks today.

Chrys’ husband Tom Runnells recently retired after a 41-year career as a Major League Baseball player, coach and manager.  Their daughter Riley is a freshman at Ohio University studying journalism.

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