Christopher "Chris'' Curry has been writing features and news items for 83 Degrees since 2017 and previously served as our Development News editor. Chris grew up in Clearwater and spent more than 15 years as a newspaper reporter, primarily in Ocala and Gainesville, before moving back to his hometown. Chris graduated from the University of Notre Dame and later earned a master’s degree in mass communications from USF-St. Petersburg’s waterfront campus. He enjoys Tampa Bay for the local music scene, the sunshine and the outdoor festivals and events that make each weekend unique. Chris can frequently be found at Pinellas County's scenic nature parks, hoofing it around the recreational trail.