Christie Ileto

Ileto Christie 175x131 (2)Christie Ileto joined WJZ’s News Team in the fall of 2012. She was born and raised in Montgomery County. During her senior year of high school, Christie was a page for the Maryland General Assembly.

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 cileto@wjz.com or you can follow Christie on Twitter @Christie_Ileto.

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Chunk Of Bridge Falls On Md. Woman’s Car

A chunk of concrete falls from a Maryland bridge, smashing a woman’s car and narrowly missing the driver.

02/11/2015

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Study: Distracted Drivers Know Dangers But Disregard Them

According to a recent study by AAA, new numbers show that despite the high number of deaths and injuries, people still haven’t gotten the message when it comes to distracted driving.

02/10/2015

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Marylanders Remember Lives Lost To Domestic Violence

Marylanders come together in Annapolis to remember victims of domestic violence. It’s an issue so serious, dozens have lost their lives. Now some are pressing for even tougher state laws.

02/09/2015

Frederick County Sheriff

Frederick High Students Try To Return To Normal After Shooting

Two nights after a pair of students were shot at a high school basketball game, the Frederick cadets are back on the court. But, there’s a heavy police presence at to night’s games with the shooters still on the loose. Christie Ileto reports on conditions of the teenage victims.

02/06/2015

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ACLU: Women Grossly Underrepresented In Service Academies

The Naval Academy in Annapolis is targeted in a new lawsuit. A women’s veterans group wants three U.S. service academies to give up information about how many women they do and do not admit.

02/05/2015

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Police Confirm 2 Shot At Frederick High School Basketball Game

Two people were shot at a basketball game at Frederick High School Wednesday evening.

02/04/2015

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High Winds Send Tree Slamming Into Md. Home

No snow in Maryland but Monday’s high winds did cause some major problems. A Maryland family’s home was crushed by a huge tree—while they were inside! You can hear the moment of impact captured on 911 tapes.

02/03/2015

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Dozens Fall Ill On Baltimore Cruise Ship

Sick at sea! The Grandeur of the Seas returned early to the Port of Baltimore after the first confirmed outbreak this year of norovirus on board a cruise ship.

02/02/2015

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Mayor To Discuss Tougher Penalties For Police Officer Misconduct

Sweeping changes could be coming to how police misconduct cases are handled. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake just laid out her plans.

02/02/2015

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Pot Advocates Promote Legalization In Maryland

A hot button issue is back in Annapolis–legalizing marijuana. Advocates are pushing to open the door to regulate pot, but some say not so fast.

01/30/2015

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Traffic App ‘Waze’ Raising Some Police Concern

Curbing a popular traffic app? Some law enforcement agencies fear WAZE is putting officers lives in danger.

01/29/2015

A fire broke out at a multimillion dollar mansion in the 900 block of Childs Point Road in Annapolis on Jan. 19, 2015 at 3:30 a.m. (Photo Credit: Anne Arundel County Fire)

Electrical Failure Near Christmas Tree Caused Annapolis Mansion Fire

A matter of minutes. That’s how long it took for a Christmas tree to fuel the fire that killed six family members in Annapolis.

01/28/2015

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