Chris started his career in radio, first as a reporter at 2DayFM and Triple M in Sydney, then as a newsreader at Nova 106.9 in Brisbane .
Chris started working in television in 2007, as a newsreader for ABC2 in Brisbane and later as a reporter at 7 News. He returned to Sydney in 2008, when he joined 9 News as a reporter. Chris worked on several programs at the Nine Network including A Current Affair, Mornings and Today. In 2017, he was a contributor to ABC's 730.
Chris launched Immediate Communications as a consultancy to empower business, government and community organisations to tell their stories more effectively.
Chris's first book, Making News, was published and became Number 2 best-seller on the Amazon charts. At the same time, Chris is an opinion columnist for news.com.au
Chris remains the director of Immediate Communications. Edge Training has trained hundreds of business leaders and executives to master their communication, while Immediate Studios continues to be a sought-after resource for business storytelling.
Chris Urquhart founded Immediate Communications in 2017 after a long career as a broadcast journalist and presenter.
His work began as a reporter at radio station 2Day FM, before becoming a newsreader for Triple M, Nova and 2GB. When he switched to television, Chris developed a reputation as an honest and engaging storyteller at Seven News, Nine News, A Current Affair, Today and ABC’s 730. As a reporter, Chris travelled around Australia and around the world reporting on news, sport, politics, lifestyle and entertainment.
Over the years, he interviewed hundreds of politicians, CEOs, sports stars and entertainers. His work took him from the press gallery at Parliament House in Canberra, to the front line of terrorism at the Lindt Café in Sydney. One day, he’d be raiding drug dens with police SWAT teams in Miami, and on another, chasing crocodiles with the Irwin family in remote North Queensland. Reporting took Chris from red carpet interviews, to the red dust of droughts, and the red flames of bushfires. Over his career, Chris developed a reputation as an engaging interviewer, speaking to a host of A-List stars including Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe, Lionel Richie, Keith Urban and many more.
A life in the media helped shape Chris as a master storyteller and interviewer and his lifelong experience, exceptional editorial judgment and strong rapport with people from all walks of life is now invaluable to helping Immediate Communications clients tell their own stories. As director of Immediate Communications, Chris oversees the planning, production and execution of our video projects at Immediate Studios, guiding our experienced crews, producers and editors, all of whom have broadcast and newsroom experience.
Chris is Australia’s most popular communications trainers. He has developed a suite of “Edge” training programs. which have helped hundreds of executives, leaders, spokespeople and mid-career professionals to gain the skills required to communication with impact and authority. Chris has a passion for sharing knowledge and making it fun.
Chris remains a mainstay in commercial media. He is interviewed regularly on a range of TV programs, and writes regular columns for news.com.au. He is also the author of Making News: Your Guide to Handling the Media, which was published in 2021.