Chris Collora was born in Babylon and grew up in West Islip. He is a West Islip High School Graduate and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting Communications from NYIT. He is a broadcast journalist and freelance writer covering stories on Long Island and in New York City for the past eight years. He has worked in various print and TV newsrooms covering every type of story from crime to features. Patch allows him the opportunity to combine his print and broadcast talents to cover interesting stories on Long Island.