2016 Rising Star Honoree

Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards Rising Star Honoree Bio

Chanteé Lans is a general assignment reporter at WBZ-TV CBS in Boston. She joined WBZ after reporting for WPRI-TV and its sister station WNAC-TV, the CBS and FOX affiliates in Providence, Rhode Island.

Prior to covering New England, Lans was a reporter at WFMY-TV CBS 2 in Greensboro, North Carolina and News 12 Long Island. She’s also been a reporter and producer at WAPT-TV ABC 16 in Jackson, Mississippi, and a national desk broadcast associate for CBS News in New York.

Lans has won several awards including a 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and the 2013 Radio Television Digital News Association’s Michele Clark Fellowship. She’s also been nominated for two New England Emmy Awards.

Lans is a 2006 graduate of Temple University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

During her time there, she reported for Temple’s NPR affiliate WRTI 90.1FM. She also helped inner-city Latino teenagers in Philadelphia produce internet radio segments.

Lans helped revive the Temple chapter of National Association of Black Journalists. She has served as its vice president for the last two years, and in 2006 the chapter won NABJ’s student chapter award. Lans later co-founded the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists, and served as its first president. In 2014, the SNEABJ was recognized as an official chapter by the national organization, and in 2015 it won the NABJ professional chapter of the year award.