Christian Galeno is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia journalist at Spectrum News 1 SoCal.
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, the hustle and bustle of the city shaped Christian’s passion for storytelling.
A graduate of CSU Long Beach, Christian is the first in his family to graduate from college, a very proud achievement for his parents who are immigrants from Mexico.
Journalism took Christian to several cities around the nation. His first stop was at KYMA-TV (NBC/CBS) in Yuma, Arizona where he covered the visits of former President Donald Trump, the border, and the pandemic in America’s rural communities.
Christian then served as a bilingual reporter at KGET/Telemundo Valle Central in Bakersfield, California. He won a Pacific Southwest Emmy Award and several national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for his reporting, including the high-profile case of missing brothers Orrin and Orson West.
Christian is a longtime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and proud to be a part of the local Los Angeles chapter.
While not chasing the latest headlines, Christian stays active by hiking, swimming, and running. He has completed the LA Marathon. He also loves to eat his way through all the taco spots that SoCal can offer, follow his taco blog @tacoconnoisseursofLA.