For 20 years, Emmy award winner Chrys Peterson was the face of WTOL news, anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts. She is now a correspondent for ProMedica HealthConnect and spokeswoman for Friends for Life, a monthly newsletter for women that offers health and wellness advice with a focus on cancer prevention.
Chrys grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University. She resides in Sylvania with her husband, Tom Runnells, and daughter, Riley.