After almost a decade away, Christian Flores is thrilled to be back home in the DMV. He is an award-winning journalist who joined the 7NewsDC team in August 2022.
Christian joins 7News from our sister station KEYE in Austin, Texas. While in the Lone Star State's capital, he covered state politics, breaking news and everything in between. Christian closely covered the chaotic legislative session, headlined by the fight over a new voting law that pushed state Democrats to flee the state for Washington, D.C., in an attempt to kill the bill. He also has been a Sinclair correspondent covering breaking news stories of national interest, including the mass shootings in Uvalde and El Paso, the Austin bombings, Hurricane Sally and visits by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.
His reporting in Austin landed him the Texas Association of Broadcasters Best TV Reporter award, as well as The Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Best Television Reporter award. He was also a finalist at the Lone Star Emmy Awards in the Best Live Reporter category. Before Austin, Christian also worked in Shreveport, La., and Charlotte, N.c.
Christian grew up in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. He left in 2010 for Northwestern University, where he played tight end on the football team before earning his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in journalism. Now, he's excited to return and tell the stories of his hometown.
You will likely see Christian reacquainting himself with his favorite restaurants in the area, so feel free to say, hello! He will talk your ear off about food, sports, movies, or anything you can think of. If you have a story idea, you can email him at email@example.com.