Senior writer covering the military for the San Antonio Express-News with more than 3,100 stories in 20 years at the paper. He embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has been to...
Senior writer covering the military for the San Antonio Express-News with more than 3,100 stories in 20 years at the paper. He embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has been to Baghdad and Afghanistan seven times since. He’s also reported from Honduras, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Italy, Germany, France, England and the Middle East. Mr. Christenson’s projects as military writer here include “Witness to War,” a special section recounting the invasion and early occupation of Iraq; “The Only Retreat,” a three-part series detailing the sole U.S. defeat during the Iraq invasion, and stories on soldier and family stress resulting from repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also reported on the instructor sex scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and a 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood and the subsequent capital murder trial for then-Maj. Nidal Hasan. A native Texan, Mr. Christenson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston, where he studied journalism, literature and anthropology.
Awards & Recognition
Hearst Eagle Award (2009); Texas APME Specialties Award, first place, 2008; San Antonio Express-News Reporter of the Year (2004). Co-founder and former president of Military Reporters & Editors (2002).
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