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 email@example.com or you can follow Christie on Twitter @Christie_Ileto.
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has approved an agreement to install an ice rink at the Inner Harbor.
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A former New York Police Department officer and University of Maryland graduate was set to leave jail on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a bizarre case accusing him of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.
One of the Orioles’ best players is suspended starting now. Major League Baseball upheld a five-game suspension for third baseman Manny Machado.
Police are searching for four dangerous men who kidnapped and robbed a man in an intricate plot. The victim may have been targeted after he won a sum of money at Maryland Live! Casino.
A new warning about the serious danger of lightning strikes, as we get into the summer months. Harford County is recovering from damage and even injury after Wednesday night’s active storms.
It’s a landmark Supreme Court ruling on cell phones and privacy. The nation’s highest court says police cannot search a person’s phone during an arrest.
The family of Tyrone West files a wrongful death lawsuit against the Baltimore City Police Department.
Not hiring smokers. In an unusual move, a local hospital says it will no longer hire people who light up.
A legal blow to the Washington Redskins. The U.S. Patent Office canceled its trademark, calling it disparaging of Native Americans. It’s a move that, if successful, could hit the NFL team where it hurts: its pocketbook.
Most of the state is under a Code Orange Air Quality Alert as we experience another day of hot, humid and hazy conditions.
Victory on the world stage! After their coach said they couldn’t do it, the USA rose to the challenge and knocked out Ghana in their first World Cup match.