Chris Krewson

  • Vice President
  • Spirited Media

Chris is one of 22 candidates for the 2019-20 Board of Directors election. ONA members as of Sept. 9 are eligible to vote between Sept. 11 and Sept 27. Learn more about the election process and check out Chris' vision for ONA.

Chris Krewson is Vice President of Strategy for Spirited Media, the parent company of three local news outlets in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Denver. As the first employee of Billy Penn, Spirited’s first site, he oversaw the conception, strategy, hiring and launch of a team of reporters to cover Pennsylvania’s largest city. He grew the staff to seven, breaking news news around the Pope’s visit, the Democratic National Convention, and the crash of Amtrak train 188 — a finalist for an ONA Breaking News Award in 2015. He also helped launch The Incline, Spirited’s second site in Pittsburgh, following an investment by Gannett. Prior to Spirited, Krewson was the top digital editor at both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He is also the former executive online editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and spent nearly eight years at The Morning Call of Allentown in digital roles. He’s a Pennsylvania native, a Penn State grad, a husband and proud (tired) dad of two teenagers.