Kris Osborn joined the Military.com team as a reporter in March of 2013. Before joining Military.com, Osborn worked at the Pentagon as a Highly Qualified Expert – Information Liaison for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. Prior to joining the Army and serving as a civilian, Osborn served as the land warfare reporter at Defense News. While at Defense News, Osborn reported on a range of topics including Future Combat Systems, MRAPs, precision munitions, robots, and more. He has appeared on MSNBC , Fox News and The Military Channel to discuss his stories.
Before joining Defense News, Osborn spent three weeks in 2004 embedded with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, reporting from Tikrit, Baqubah and Baghdad as a freelance military reporter with the Washington Times. From 2001 to 2004, Osborn was an anchor, reporter, and military specialist with CNN/CNN Headline News, and wrote a weekly news column on CNN.com about the War on Terror called "target terrorism." From 1998 to 2001, Osborn was a correspondent with the Fox News Channel, and from 1994 to 1998, Osborn worked as an anchor and reporter for Channel One News, an educational news program for high school students.
Osborn has done graduate work in international relations at the University of Chicago, received an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and earned a B.A. in Political Science and English from Kenyon College.