But before Christie came home, she crossed the country for five years working first in Huntsville, Ala. as a “one man band” at WAFF-TV, and then as a general assignment reporter for KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, N.M.
While in New Mexico, she helped cover a treacherous snowstorm that slammed the state. A major interstate that runs from the Texas state line to Arizona was shut down, crippling commuters and holiday travelers in December 2011. She appeared on CNN for breaking news weather coverage to show the nation how New Mexicans were dealing with the unusual amount of snow.
Christie is happy to be back home on the East Coast with her family and friends, especially since her sister recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University.
Christie is a graduate of the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. While she was a “Wildcat,” she interned with CNN’s “The Situation Room” at CNN’s Washington bureau, at CNN’s Chicago bureau, and — through a special program of Northwestern University — assumed a temporary reporting position at KSNT-TV in Topeka, Kansas, while still enrolled as a student.
Christie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
E-mail Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow Christie on Twitter @Christie_Ileto.
A major disruption for tens of thousands of people in Anne Arundel County, who woke up Friday morning without water.
Police are searching for the driver who hit a woman in Northeast Baltimore and left her nearly dead in the road. The mother of three is fighting for her life.
A wanted man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with intentionally setting a fire at the CVS at Penn and North during the Baltimore riots following Freddie Gray’s death.
Thousands of Baltimore-area homes and businesses went 24 hours without water. Monday night’s emergency repairs led to more problems for Baltimore’s water system—and residents have had enough. Water was restored briefly Tuesday evening but a leak in a 10-inch main have led to more problems.
Major water disruptions for thousands of people from Baltimore City to the county. Emergency water repairs are knocking out service to homeowners into Tuesday morning.
More details on what may have happened to Freddie Gray inside a police transport van. The autopsy report obtained exclusively by our news partners The Baltimore Sun reveals Gray suffered a “high-energy injury.”
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A trial date is set. The six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray will go to court October 13.
The suspect in the Charleston church massacre remains behind bars, as disturbing details continue to emerge about the case.
The young man police say targeted a pastor and eight parishioners in a mass shooting is back in South Carolina to face murder charges.
A 14-year-old boy is charged as an adult in the horrific murder of a teen girl raped, burned and killed in her home. Disturbing new details about how Arnesha Bowers died and how she was targeted.
A war of words plays out between Baltimore’s mayor and the union that represents city police. The union wants to know–did Stephanie Rawlings-Blake order police to stand down during violent riots that injured more than 100 officers.