Christopher (Chris) Ingram (born June 2, 1971) is the president and founder of 411 Communications , a public opinion research and communications consulting firm based in Tampa, Florida, and is publisher of Irreverent View .
He has worked for on behalf of several political candidates, including Bob Dole, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. Mel Martinez, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Reps. Jon Porter, Jack Kingston, Kenny Hulsholf, Max Burns, and Katherine Harris.
Ingram has served in a number of prominent positions for Republican elected officials and candidates, including Rep. Jack Kingston, Press Secretary to former Senator Paul Coverdell, and Chief of Staff to Rep. Max Burns, all of Georgia.
Ingram once threatened to sue NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds when the Republican Congressman inappropriately got involved in a personnel matter in the office of Congressman Burns.
Prior to forming his own company, Ingram was the Senior Vice-president of the Luntz Research Companies, the political polling firm which gave assistance with the Republican Party's 1994 "Contract with America."
Ingram is a frequent guest pundit on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN, and is often quoted in major newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal the Washington Post, USA Today and the Washington Times, among others.
As editor and publisher of IrreverentView.com an online opinion journal with columns published by authors from both sides of the aisle who have an "irreverent view" of politics Ingram has strongly criticized the GOP and Obama administration.
From 2011 to 2016 he was a regular contributing opinion columnist to The Tampa Tribune before the paper was purchased by The Tampa Bay Times. Ingram began writing columns for the Times in June 2016. His second column for the paper blasted Sen. Marco Rubio whom Ingram is a frequent critic.
Ingram has been the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9 since 2010. He replaced former Florida Governor Bob Martinez (R). His Democrat counterpart was former state legislator, Education Commissioner and USF President Betty Castor, who replaced Bob Buckhorn. Ana Cruz replaced Castor in 2013 as Ingram's counterpart.
In February 2016 Ingram began co-hosting a weekly segment on the station's program Political Connections, called "Common Ground," with former Florida CFO and Democrat, Alex Sink.