Christina "Kris" E. Sachlis Seale '94
BA, Communication & Theatre Arts
Christine "Kris" Sachlis began her education at WestConn in the fall of 1990 and graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences with a BA in Communication & Theatre Arts, Media Arts.
At WestConn, she was a superb, all-round student. She was elected president of the Media Production Society, played varsity field hockey, was a resident assistant in Newbury Hall, was a student worker in the Media Services office and worked for WXCI, the university's student-operated radio station serving as the sports color commentator for basketball. She also worked on the Yearbook, served as an intern at WFSB-TV (an ABC affiliate in Conn.) and was awarded the Adam Aitchenson Scholarship.
After graduation, she worked at WVIT (an NBC affiliate) as an audio operator for the news, and worked full-time at WestConn in the Media Services department. She left WestConn for a position at the University of Virginia at the Darden Graduate School of Business (in Media), and worked with Viacom Sports in the broadcasting of football for UV.
During her career, she has interviewed such luminaries as Julian Bond (chairman of the NAACP), Garth Brooks (country singer), Malcolm Gladwell (author of Blink and The Tipping Point), Bob Johnson (president of BET ), Reba McIntyre (country singer and actor), Hugh McColl (president of Bank of America), Dick Ebersol (president of NBC Sports), Attorney Vernon Jordan, and traveling to Houston, Texas, she interviewed Jeffrey Skilling, Kenneth Lay and Andrew Fastow (Enron executives who were about eight month from the breaking of the Enron Scandal). Her footage of the Enron executives was intimately aired on the Today Show, subpoenaed by the House of Representatives and used in the Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Smartest Guys in the Room."
Kris also produced a CD-ROM with bestselling author of "Good to Great,"
Jim Collins. This CD is used by undergraduate and graduate business students
and executives around the world.