Our intrepid society reporter, Diana Oates, recently traveled to Austin for the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, where she chatted with many of the all-star honorees on the red carpet prior to the gala. She interviewed everyone from esteemed journalist Dan Rather to Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, whose wife Gene and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson were co-chairs of the event.
Perhaps of most interest to fans of ABC’s The Bachelor, which wraps up season 19 on March 9, Diana also got some face time with handsome host Chris Harrison. The Dallas native was one of the presenters during the awards show, and he told her that he loves returning to his home state — “Texas is a pretty special place,” he says — to eat some barbecue (of course) and visit family.
To find out more about why this particular return to Texas was so meaningful for him, watch the whole interview in the exclusive video above.