Chris Lavoie is the Executive Producer of The Stephanie Miller Show. He also serves as engineer (incredibly accessing anything in his audio archive within a second or two) and co-host (known for his distinctive laugh, described on one blog as a "Chris cackle"). Chris spends much of his day gathering sound clips for the following day's show, and often complains about having to sit through O'Reilly and Hannity each evening. He is also responsible for the wide variety of drops and bumper music that bracket the show's commercial breaks.
Chris was born January 13, 1969, in Pomona, California. His early childhood was spent in Claremont, California, where he was teased about his husky-sized Sears Toughskins. In the early '80s, he and his family moved to Hampton, Virginia, where his father was fire chief. He attended a private school in nearby Newport News and had a summer job at Busch Gardens which required him to dress in Bavarian garb including lederhosen (a photo is on the stephaniemiller.com website).
After earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992, Chris became Producer on a Phoenix country station's morning show and later followed the show to Chicago. In 1997, Chris went back to southern California to work for The Stephanie Miller Show on KABC-AM; Steph gave him the nickname "boy toy" because of his relative youth. When the show was cancelled in 2000, Chris returned to Phoenix in the role of Executive Producer at a news/talk station, where he collected embarrassing anecdotes about people such as John McCain and Sean Hannity. Chris moved back to LA to reunite with Stephanie for her new show's September 2004 launch.
In early 2007, Chris adopted a kitten and named him "Jazz", inspired by the show's Tucker Carlson nickname "jazz hands spirit fingers". Chris and Jazz live in an apartment in Hollywood, close enough to the Kodak Theatre to be annoyed at the commotion caused by the major events held there. Chris has stated that he is an atheist, but he is not bothered by other's expression of religion.