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Christian Schaffer

Christian Schaffer
Posted at 11:20 PM, Feb 17, 2014
and last updated 2022-02-18 12:16:56-05

In May of 2016, Christian Schaffer was named the co-anchor of Good Morning Maryland, after spending 10 years reporting for WMAR-2 News in Baltimore.


Christian grew up in Calvert County before going on to the University of Richmond, where he got a first-hand look at journalism and mass communication.  In 1992, the university was chosen to host one of that year’s three Presidential Debates.  Christian got to volunteer with CNN, working behind the scenes on the network’s debate coverage.  He went on to be a reporter, and eventually the managing editor of the university’s student newspaper, “The Collegian.” 

But he had been bitten by the television news bug, and in 1994 Christian started an internship at the ABC affiliate in Richmond, WRIC.  That led to a job after he graduated, working on the assignment desk.  Soon he was producing newscasts for WRIC, and in 1997 he was hired as a producer for the Fox affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina, WGHP. 

Two years later it was time to move again, and Christian took a producing job with WHDH in Boston, which at the time was that city’s NBC station.  After a couple years of producing morning and evening newscasts in Boston, Christian decided it was time for a change.  In 2001 he started a graduate program at Boston University’s College of Communication.  He earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism, and began looking for on-air reporting jobs. 

The search led Christian to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  In 2003 he was hired as a reporter at WHP, the CBS affiliate in Harrisburg.  He covered politics, crime, fires, floods and whatever else you can think of for that station’s evening newscasts.  In 2005 Christian provided extensive coverage of the “Intelligent Design” trial, which brought national attention to the federal courthouse in Harrisburg. 

His final move happened less than a year later.  In June of 2006 Christian came to Baltimore, and started working as a reporter for WMAR’s 11pm newscast.  Over the next 10 years he covered just about every big story his home state had to offer, from state and local politics to crime, severe weather and breaking news.

Now, you can watch Christian, along with Megan Knight, Lynette Charles and Lauren Cook on Good Morning Maryland, every weekday morning from 4:30 to 7a.m. 

Christian lives in Baltimore with his wife and daughter, who are both amazingly patient with his sleep schedule.  He enjoys reading, trips to the beach and from time to time he’ll play a round of golf, poorly.


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