Christian Unser

Christian Unser



Hometown: Dubuque, IA

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Who do you live with: My wife Jen, our two kids Hannah and Gabe and a very rambunctious beagle/terrier mix named Mickey.

Where would you like to live: If money were no object, New York. Just for the theater scene alone.

Your favorite occupation: I would love to be a filmmaker. Lots of stories to tell!

Person you'd like to meet: Steve Martin

What do you order in a coffee shop: Black coffee unless I'm feeling crazy then it's white chocolate mocha

3 TCL regulars who you'd like to have dinner with: Ted Farrell, Mike Frattallone and Marjorie Johnson. There would be no silence.

Favorite State Fair food: Ooh, tough question. I'm at the State Fair a lot, so I’ve had my share of fair food. The first thing I get every year is the turkey sandwich from Turkey To Go. I also love the vanilla malt from Sadie's, which is across the street from the Miracle of Birth Center.

Favorite TCL moment: I got to spend about 10 minutes talking backstage with my childhood idol “Weird Al” Yankovic. That was literally a dream come true. And I’ve gotten to meet two of my childhood celebrity crushes – Danica McKellar (Winnie from The Wonder Years) and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster!) Both could not have been sweeter.

One thing you can't live without: My iPhone. I can get by without anything else but that thing never leaves my side.

Dream TCL interview/segment: I’ve gotten to do it already with “Weird Al” but if we could get Steve Martin on the show, that would be a game changer for me. I think he’s the best entertainer we’ve ever had on this planet.

What is your motto? You can sleep when you're dead.


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Tech To Help You Find Stuff  

TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares products and apps to help you find things you need (including other people!)  

Best Educational Apps  

Our TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares his picks for educational apps, including ones to help students cram for last minute tests or keep learning all summer long!

Halloween Tech  

You don’t necessarily have to hand out full-sized candy bars on Halloween to make your house the talk of the block.  Tech Producer Christian Unser shows us some of his favorite tech finds.

Apps to Stay in Touch  

Even though cell phones keep us connected, you still have to call or text to stay in touch. TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares a few apps that allow you to share where you are at all times or chat without dialing a number.

Editing with Instagram  

If you're only using the built-in filters to make your Instagram pictures pop, you aren't taking advantage of everything the photo app has to offer! TCL producer and photographer Christian Unser shows us how to use all of those tools to make your pictures look even better!

Taking Great Easter Pics  

TCL Senior Producer and professional photographer Christian Unser shares his ideas on taking a great Easter pic.

Websites to Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning   Back To Top

Sites like Amazon and Facebook seem to take your money and time...but you can use those sites to get a few bucks back instead. Our tech producer Christian Unser breaks down the best ways to use Facebook, Amazon, eBay and Craigslist to get money back for your used stuff!

"Augmented Reality" Apps Worth Trying   Back To Top

"Augmented reality" apps like the popular Pokemon Go are becoming the next big thing. By using the camera on your smartphone, these apps allow you to interact with virtual objects in the real world in a variety of different ways!

Tech Toys & Gadgets   Back To Top

Tech toys and gadgets are hot for the holidays in 2016! Our Tech Producer found a few of his favorites that he thinks are worth putting under your tree!