Chip Skambis joined the TV20 News team in August 2013. Prior to joining the team, he had worked for two years as a Morning Edition host and reporter for WUFT-FM, the NPR affiliate station serving north-central Florida.
An Orlando native, he graduated from the University of Florida in the spring of 2013 with two bachelors degrees—one in Telecommunications, the other in English. He specializes in reporting on energy and utilities, NASA and space science, emergency services, law and campaign finance.
As the assignment desk editor, Chip gathers information and records for reporters while they're out in the field, making sure all the parts of the newscast machine are properly greased. When you see a breaking story, he's the guy to call.
He enjoys reading and writing short fiction in his spare time. He also likes playing board games and learning more about the story of the Cross Florida Barge Canal.