Christopher DeFrancesco '95 (CLAS)

Chris DeFrancesco has been writing for UConn Health since 2007. He is a proud graduate of UConn’s journalism program. As an undergraduate in Storrs he was one of the play-by-play voices of UConn men’s and women’s basketball on WHUS-FM, a writer for the Daily Campus, and a campus shuttle bus driver. He’s been a freelance writer, editor of two weekly newspapers (Bloomfield Journal and Windsor Locks Journal), and most notably a reporter and anchor on WTIC NewsTalk 1080. He is a four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcasters Association Walt Dibble Award for Personal Excellence in Radio. Chris also is an elected officer in his union (UHP Local 3837) and serves on the board of the Newington Children’s Theatre Company, Connecticut’s longest-running youth theatre program. He lives in Newington with his wife, Caroline, daughter, Audrey, and their dogs, Spot and Alex.


Author Archive

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Keeping Women Healthy and Active

Introducing the Women’s Center for Motion and Performance at UConn Health

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UConn Health Continues Commitment to Sustainability

Earth Day 2024: Institutional-wide efforts on campus and beyond

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UConn Health’s Dr. Rebecca Andrews Takes on New National Role

Starts 1-year term as chair-elect of American College of Physicians board of regents

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Podcast: Bilingual Tool to Spot Signs of MS Earlier

UConn Health Multiple Sclerosis Center director: Overcoming cultural barriers can greatly improve patients' trajectory

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National Honor for UConn Health’s Dr. Mario Fahed

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2024 Educator of the Year

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UConn Health’s Chief Neurosurgeon Helps Rewrite Stroke Care Guidelines

Dr. Ketan Bulsara says more stroke patients qualify for life-saving thrombectomy

Infographic: VISIBLY representing vision, balance, limb, young people as a framework for early multiple sclerosis awareness

Making Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis ‘VISIBL’

UConn Health’s MS director works with medical students to create 1st bilingual tool to help overcome cultural barriers

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STEM Symposium for CT High School Students at UConn Health

The top five honorees from the 2024 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (CT-JSHS) will represent the state at the national symposium in New Mexico in May.

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Cardiovascular Genetics Solve Medical Mystery

UConn Health patient shares 1st-person perspective on condition that had doctors stumped

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Students, Nurse Anesthetists Share Neuroscience Honors

Dr. Richard Simon Excellence in Clinical Neurosciences Award in its 5th year