Christopher Calnan is a technology and finance reporter for the Austin Business Journal in Texas.
While reporting for the Florida Times-Union in 2002, he was described by a rival, competing Jacksonville newspaper this way: “Calnan’s reporting does distinguish itself at the newspaper. Few T-U beat reporters have his investigative zeal; fewer still have been as relentless in reporting wrongdoing.”
Since 1993, Calnan has reported for 12 news organizations in four states: Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida and Texas.
With a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in journalism, he has reported for a national wire service, weekly community newspapers, daily newspapers, a national religion magazine and a Boston-based technology journal. Calnan’s reporting beats have included religion, minority affairs, education, city government, airport and port authority issues, labor unions, venture capital and the business of technology.
His articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, Richmond Times-Dispatch, MSNBC.com and Portfolio.com. Calnan has also been an on-air contributor to Austin’s National Public Radio station, KUT.
Calnan received the second-place award from the Texas Press Association for news writing during 2014. In 2009, he was awarded the American City Eagle Award for excellence from the North Carolina-based American City Business Journals; he was recipient of the Austin Business Journal’s 2009 News Hound Award; he was a member of a Boston-based Mass High Tech staff that in 2007 was awarded a certificate of merit for overall excellence by the Society of Business Editors and Writers. Calnan was also a member of a 1998 reporting team that received a first-place Virginia Press Association award for a series of stories about Y2K.