Chuck Holton


Chuck Holton has been producing high-octane features and news for CBN since 2003. He has freelance reported from nearly all of the world's hot spots, including Afghanistan, Burma, Lebanon, Iraq, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

After serving eight years in the U.S. Army - four with the Elite 75th Ranger Regiment and four flying helicopters as an Aeroscout Observer in the National Guard - Chuck went on to a successful career as a stockbroker.

Ten years later he felt compelled to spend more time with his family, so he left Wall Street to become a full-time writer. From that field he branched out into television.

Chuck is now the author of seven books, including Making Men, Bulletproof, A More Elite Soldier, Stories from a Soldier's Heart and the Task Force Valor series. He also collaborates with Lt. Col. Oliver North (USMC Retired) on the New York Times bestselling American Heroes series of books.

As a war correspondent and freelance video producer, Chuck travels to more than a dozen of the world's hot zones each year.

He frequently speaks to churches and other organizations around the world on the topics of Biblical manhood, life structuring, adoption, homeschooling, and other charitable and patriotic causes. When he is not traveling, he spends time at his farm in Appalachia with his wife Connie and their five children.

My Stories

Monday, March 28, 2016

A Dark Future for Law Enforcement? Inside the 'Ferguson Effect'

With law enforcement officers under intense scrutiny and a spike in violence against men and women in blue, many cops across the nation are thinking twice about the way they do their jobs.

Friday, March 11, 2016

City of Shattered Dreams: What Happened to the People of Sinjar?

Sinjar, Iraq, is now a city of rubble following the ISIS invasion. So, what happened to the half a million people who once lived there? CBN's Chuck Holton takes us inside this "city of shattered dreams."

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

West Virginia's Religious Freedom Fight: 'The People Have Had Enough'

The number of Christians in America facing persecution for their faith seems to grow daily. Now more than a dozen state legislatures are trying to protect the religious rights of their citizens.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

West Virginia Pushes Forward with Religious Freedom Protections

West Virginia lawmakers are pushing ahead with plans to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If that happens, West Virginia will be the first state to enact a religious freedom law over the veto of the governor.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Training America's Police for the Next 'Paris' Within Our Borders

Americans are more concerned about terror attacks within our borders than ever before. Many are asking if law enforcement is prepared to stop a terror attack in progress. One training program is helping police train for the worst.

Friday, December 04, 2015

When Jihad Hits Home: Law Enforcement Trains for Nightmare Scenarios

In the wake of continuing terror attacks around the world, it is clear international terrorism is evolving to use ever more spectacular and brutal tactics. 

Monday, April 06, 2015

Apostle Paul's Shipwreck: A Tale of Four Anchors

In recent years, archaeological discoveries from Israel and across the ancient Roman Empire are confirming stories from the Bible.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Military Chaplains the New 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell?'

Military chaplains are feeling the pressure to conform to the new reality, as some label biblical values "hate speech."

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Security Warning: Churches a Rising Target for Attack

Violence against Christians is rampant worldwide. While that's not as true in the U.S., one security expert warns that "if we think we're immune... we're sadly mistaken."

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Rare Look Inside Baghdad as ISIS Is on the Move

What is it really like in Iraq since ISIS began its blitz across the country? CBN Contributor Chuck Holton obtained a rare visa to travel to Iraq, where he found things to be quite different than the headlines.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Why the Western Media Is Islamic State's Best Friend

This week, the Islamic State came close to taking over the Baghdad airport but was repelled by U.S. Apache helicopters. Now, with the help of the Western media, ISIS is using fear as a weapon

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Panama Immigrants Flood US for Surprising Reason

The crisis on our southern border has many searching for reasons why thousands of immigrants are seeking to live in the United States.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Obamacare Fallout: Memphis Cops Hit with 'Blue Flu'

Countless police cars are sitting idle in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the highest crime cities in the nation, after hundreds of officers called in with the so-called "Blue Flu."

Monday, June 09, 2014

Feds Force Rancher to Bid Adieu to Red River Land?

How would you feel if you bought property with a government loan, only to have a different federal agency take it away? It has happened to one Texas rancher.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Redoubt: Northwest a Haven for Dismayed Americans

Some conservative American Christians are so dismayed with direction of the country that they're looking for a safe place for their families. They call it the "American Redoubt."

Friday, July 19, 2013

Boy Scout Camping Adventure Makes History

The Boy Scouts made history this week at a brand new 10,000-acre high-adventure camp in the Appalachian mountains.


Monday, April 08, 2013

The Dead Zone: Detroit Becomes Urban Wasteland

Welcome to Detroit, or what some call "The Dead Zone." Crime is the only growth industry, with murder being an everyday occurrence.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

W.Va. Training Tunnel Takes Disaster Prep to New Level

For first responders, learning to work as an effective team takes practice. CBN News visited a West Virginia tunnel to see that training at work.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Medical Center Helps Military Dogs Heal from War

Military working dogs have become an integral part of the U.S. military's efforts in the war on terror. But what happens when one is hurt in the line of duty?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Harvest of Souls: Cuba's Church Stages Comeback

For more than 50 years, Cuba has been known as an authoritarian state. Now the island's faith community is staging a comeback.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Christian Counselor is Self-Taught 'Top Shot'

Dustin Ellermann, a self-taught marksman, won the title of Top Shot after beating several military and law enforcement-trained shooters.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Making Men: Teaching Sons to Grow Up Well

In today's often emasculating culture, how does a guy learn how to be a good man? How does a woman learn to recognize him?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

'Path of Fire' a Deadly Gamble for Illegals

Crossing the Sonoran Desert is dangerous, often deadly, for migrant workers from Mexico. For one pastor, that makes illegal immigration a human issue.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Drug Traffickers Prey on Poor, US Charitable Efforts

Every year, the U.S. sends billions of dollars in food aid around the globe. Those acts of charity can have unintended side effects. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Air Force Jumpers Risk Lives 'That Others May Live'

Each year hundreds of outdoorsmen get injured and need to be rescued.  For many, salvation comes from an elite unit of Air Force rescuers known as PJs.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

CBN News Goes Extreme Navy SEAL Style

CBN News Reporter Chuck Holton, a former Army Ranger, recently went on a mission to find out if SEAL training was as tough as many say it is.

Monday, May 30, 2011

SEALs Give Boy with Leukemia New Lease on Life

As one boy battling leukemia recently discovered, U.S. Navy SEALs are more than just an elite group of warriors, they're also men with big hearts.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grass Greener? Americans Look Abroad to Retire

This tough economy has Americans worried about making ends meet. Consequently, more people are looking outside the U.S. for a better cost of living.

Monday, April 26, 2010

DEA Agents Target Afghanistan's 'Narco-Insurgency'

In recent years, the DEA has expanded its mission to tracking drugs to their source - a strategy which puts them at the center of the War on Terror.