Sam Parris is a Digital Operations Specialist and Digital Marketing Specialist for KRIS Communications, helping to manage and create content across all our digital platforms on the front and backend.
Sam began as a Digital Content Producer for KRIS Communications in December 2016, working with the KRIS 6 News, Action 10 News (KZTV) and Telemundo Corpus Christi news teams to produce and manage online content. After coming onboard, Sam spearheaded efforts to overhaul the station(s) live streaming capabilities, smart TV apps and, later, its YouTube channels.
As a producer, Sam was a key player on the Digital Team through our coverage of Hurricane Harvey and was also recognized by the station along with the rest of the team when KRIS-TV won the Texas AP Broadcasters award for Digital in 2018.
Also in 2018, Sam moved to a role as our Digital Operations and Digital Marketing Specialist, taking on a key technical role in the ongoing development and strategy of our digital platforms. A veteran of two CMS migrations, two video platform migrations and builder of election coverage systems, Sam has worn many hats at KRIS Communications.
Sam is a native of Virginia but has lived in South Texas for over 12 years. Sam has worked as a journalist, web developer, creative director, multimedia producer and musician in the Coastal Bend since 2009.