Christopher Harress is Reckon’s east and Gulf coast climate change reporter. Over the last six years, he has reported from towns and cities across the South, covering crime and criminal justice while undertaking numerous investigations. He won an Overseas Press Club Foundation Award in 2013 for his investigation into the human trafficking of child soccer players from West Africa to Europe. In 2018, he was awarded two first-place Green Eyeshade awards for reporting on corruption inside a small-town police department in Alabama. Originally from Scotland, Harress now lives in Mobile, Alabama.