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Chris Collins is the principal sports anchor for NECN and host of Sports LateNight with Chris Collins. A native of Peabody, Massachusetts, Collins graduated from Temple University where he played baseball. He began his career at KALB-TV (NBC) in Alexandria, LA before moving on to WDJT-TV (CBS) in Milwaukee as a sports anchor. Joining NECN in 1998 as a weekend sports anchor, Collins is known for his exclusive live interviews and has earned national recognition for breaking several high-profile stories. He has been recognized by the Associated Press and his show, Sports LateNight, was recently nominated for a New England Emmy Award. Collins was one of only two Boston sportscasters to predict the final score of the Patriots Super Bowl win in 2002. Collins writes a regular column for the Improper Bostonian and devotes considerable time to local community charities. He recently partnered with Patriot Rodney Harrison and the Massachusetts State Police on their "Stop the Violence" campaign.