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 firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow Christie on Twitter @Christie_Ileto.
Snow keeps falling on Maryland. After the biggest storm in years, a massive cleanup effort is underway. And we could wake up to more in the morning.
While plow drivers work around the clock to uncover Maryland, people have had more than enough of the mess. Many spent hours trying to dig out Thursday, only to be covered by snow again.
A major winter storm moves into Maryland.
The FBI cracks down on laser attacks on aircraft. It’s a prank that can blind pilots or even cause a crash. Now agents want to hunt down the people who shine lasers into the sky.
A new report out Monday shows three out of four children drink caffeine every day. They’re getting it from soda and powerful energy drinks, and for some young people, it’s causing deadly results.
Dozens of people are forced from their homes in Howard County when three apartment buildings go up in flames.
Mysterious tremors shake people in Ocean City, Md. Fears of an earthquake or an explosion spread fast on social media.
A bold step by one of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains. CVS will stop selling cigarettes at stores nationwide, even though the decision could cost them billions in sales.
The cause of a massive fire remains under investigation. A homeowner tells police she heard a loud noise right before the fire started and now police are investigating whether a bomb is the cause.
Baltimore City Police arrest one man believed to be behind several armed robbery incidents following an officer-involved shooting.
A dramatic surge in heroin deaths is happening across the country. Health officials warn it’s because of a lethal new trend–spiking heroin with powerful painkillers.
Millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs will be cruising back into Baltimore, as Carnival Cruise Lines announces it will return to the port next year.