Chris Welch, Fox5NY

Chris Welch


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

NYC sells $200M of COVID supplies for only $500K

New York City has sold $200 million worth of COVID-era PPE purchases for just $500,000. → Read More

Off-duty NYPD officers hired by Manhattan neighborhood to protect businesses

"Unfortunate that landlords have to pay for private duty police officers in a city like this." → Read More

Dolphins spotted in Bronx River

Experts said the dolphins appeared "happy," and were likely searching for fish to eat. → Read More

NYC public sector nurses rally for new contract

The 9,000 public sector nurses are begging the city to negotiate a new contract. → Read More

Meet the man who trains Broadway animals

If you’ve ever seen an animal on stage in a Broadway show, chances are it was trained by Bill Berloni. → Read More

Airbnb hosts in New York City brace for changes

Starting in 2023, anyone who lists a place on Airbnb will have to register with the New York City attesting to following all applicable city and state laws. But some hosts say those laws — most of which have been on the books for years — are confusing and even unfair. → Read More

Facing death, NJ woman's body weakens while her spirit stays strong

Amanda DeAngelis was once an active, professional woman. Then a rare combination of debilitating diseases took away her bright future. She can't process food or drink anymore. Most days she is so weak she can't speak. But Amanda and her husband Chris are sharing an important message. → Read More

Bad Cinderella on Broadway in 2023

Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing his new musical "Bad Cinderella" to Broadway next spring. → Read More

NY accepting applications to sell recreational pot

New York state has started accepting applications to open its first recreational pot shops. → Read More

WWII vet honored with Purple Heart 77 years after service

World War II veteran William "Willie" Kellerman is finally getting medals he earned during WWII. → Read More

Could Tony-nominated play 'For Colored Girls...' get a reprieve from early closure?

Theater journalist Ayanna Prescod was so moved by the Broadway play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf" that she made an offer to help more women of color see the show. She had no idea a tweet would become a grassroots movement to save the show. → Read More

How New York, New Jersey, Connecticut protect abortion rights

Abortions have been legal in New York ever since legislation was signed into law by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1970 — three years prior to Roe v. Wade — and will remain legal even if the landmark decision is overturned. New Jersey and Connecticut also have laws protecting access to abortion care. → Read More

James Earl Jones has Broadway theater named in his honor

The John Cort Theatre on West 47th Street will soon be known as the James Earl Jones Theatre. → Read More

The Big Beat: Alan Freed, Channel 5 and TV's first interracial teen dance show

Did you know that the first interracial teen dance TV show took place in the 1950s in New York City? And not only that — the show was taped in the same building where FOX 5 News is produced now. Here is the story of how we learned about Alan Freed and his groundbreaking show The Big Beat. → Read More

'Phantom of the Opera' welcomes first black lead actress

Emilie Kouatchou is taking over the lead role of Christine Daaé in the legendary Broadway production. → Read More

World AIDS Day 2021

Activists, notable politicians, and even celebrity advocates have come together on what is known as World AIDS Day — Dec. 1 every year since 1988 — to push for advances in treatment, prevention, and in the way we as a society view those who live with the disease. → Read More

After 15 months of unemployment, Broadway theater staff return to the job

After 15 months unemployed, the first Broadway theatre employees are set to return to the job. → Read More

Illegal fireworks crackdown in New York City

New York City has launched a new effort to crack down on illegal fireworks. → Read More

Interview: Broadway actress Karen Olivo on leaving 'Moulin Rouge'

Olivo says she's done with Broadway altogether until she sees significant change in the industry. → Read More

How easy is it to mistakenly grab a gun instead of a taser?

The killing of Daunte Wright was not the first time an officer has used a gun instead of a Taser. → Read More