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.
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Renewed controversy in the Ray Rice domestic assault case. Wednesday night, the Ravens disputed claims made by Rice’s wife Janay that the team asked her to apologize for her role in the incident.
A discrimination case from Maryland is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
A big breakthrough in the fight against Ebola right here in Maryland. A possible vaccine gets “promising results” in a clinical trial at NIH. The president cheered the progress but says this fight is far from over.
Rebuilding America’s trust in police. Monday, President Barack Obama announced tens of millions of dollars to help put body cameras on police officers. It’s a hot button issue in Balitmore.
While families are still digesting Thanksgiving dinner, retailers around Baltimore are already ringing in Black Friday sales.
A renewed fight over Maryland’s strict gun laws. Close to two dozen states are banding together to argue the law is too tough and it should be thrown out.
With messy conditions coming, State Highway officials are warning people to change their plans for Thanksgiving travel.
From Baltimore County to downtown, the holidays have arrived. For the first time, Christmas trees are lit, ice skates are gliding and Santa Clause is open for business.
President Obama tells the nation he’s bypassing Congress to fix America’s immigration system. It’s the most sweeping overhaul in decades, shielding 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally.
With days of cold temperatures in Baltimore, it already feels like Christmas-time. The Harbor East neighborhood is officially kicking off the holiday season.
A vehicle has driven into the cafeteria of Sparrows Point High School.
In Baltimore, the controversy continues over plastic bags. Monday night, the city council voted to ban the bags. Supporters say it will help get litter out of the harbor but others argue it’s bad for local businesses and their customers.