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 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 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Radio Television Digital News Association’s Michele Clark Fellowship. She’s also been nominated for two New England Emmy Awards.

Lans is a 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 the National Association of Black Journalists.   She served as its vice president for two years, and helped the chapter win the NABJ’s student chapter award.

Lans later co-founded the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists, NABJ’s first tri-state chapter, and served as its first president. In 2015 it won the NABJ professional chapter of the year award.