Chris Jensen was a reporter at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer for three decades and covered desegregation, the 1979 refugee crisis on the Thai-Cambodian border, fraudulent international charities, the 1st Gulf War and the decline of the American auto industry.
In 2007, he moved to Bethlehem from which he covered the North Country for New Hampshire Public Radio and routinely tested new vehicles and reported on automotive safety for The New York Times under the byline Christopher Jensen.
In a move his parents considered ill-advised, he quit Ohio State University in 1968 and enlisted in the Army. He spent 15 months in Vietnam shooting documentary motion picture of combat operations for the Department of Army. He’s a graduate of George Washington University. Cheryl, his wife, is also a reporter, freelancing for The New York Times and Consumer Reports.
“I’ve found covering the North Country to be fascinating and rewarding and am delighted to be working with Nancy West and her crew at IndepthNH.org. It’s a resource that is badly needed in New Hampshire,” Jensen said.
West, executive editor of the nonprofit news outlet, said she is pleased Jensen is coming onboard and will be focusing his coverage on the North Country.
“Chris is a talented, hard-working reporter with a great deal of experience. We welcome him to the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism,” West said. “Chris’s audio and print reports, along with occasional video stories, will appear on our website InDepthNH.org.”