Christopher Tyree


For more than 30 years, the Virginia native has carried his cameras and pens to report on stories from around the commonwealth and nearly every continent. His projects have been published in hundreds of the world's leading periodicals and broadcast networks including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, National Geographic TV, BBC, The Guardian, and Mother Jones. He spent almost a decade as a multimedia journalist at The Virginian-Pilot.

Tyree's photography, films, writing, and editing have been recognized nationally and internationally, earning him numerous awards from esteemed competitions including the Association of British Science Writers, Pictures of the Year international, National Press Photographers Association, Communication Arts, Society for Environmental Journalists, and The Associated Press.

His groundbreaking reporting on microplastic contamination of global drinking water in 2017-2018 led the World Health Organization to investigate the human health implications and has led to millions of dollars being devoted to research on the topic.

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