Kosair Charities announced the hiring of Chris Williams as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Communications. Williams is a well-respected journalist with more than two decades of experience in television news. His passion for helping children and families and his reputation as a trusted source of information will play an important role as Kosair Charities prepares to enter its second century of service.
“Anyone who knows Chris or has followed his work can attest to the drive and spirit he exudes,” said Kosair Charities President and CEO Barry Dunn. “I am thrilled that he has joined the Kosair Charities team, and I know that his passion, character, and ability to share important messages about Kosair kids will bolster the reputation we have spent 100 years building.”
Williams comes to Kosair Charities after serving as the Legislative and Visual Communications Manager for the Kentucky League of Cities. Previously, he was the Political Editor and Investigative Reporter at WHAS11 and has served as a journalist in Phoenix, the Quad Cities, Evansville, Las Vegas, and Michigan.
“Joining Kosair Charities is a dream opportunity for me,” Williams explained. “As a father of four children, I can appreciate the trials that parents and families face. I look forward to sharing the stories of children whose lives are changed for the better thanks to Kosair Charities, along with those who support this great organization’s work.”
Williams has won four regional Emmy awards and has been nominated 25 times. He also has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards and has 19 state Associated Press award wins during his career.
Williams joins Kosair Charities as it prepares to enter its 100th year. The organization reaches more than 200,000 children throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana every year through its funding for healthcare, research, education, social services, and child advocacy, including the Kosair Charities FaceIt Movement to End Child Abuse. In 2021, Kosair Charities provided more than $19.8 million in community output to better the lives of children.
Active in his community, Williams enjoys coaching youth baseball. He and his wife, Amy, have four children and live on a small homestead in Oldham County.