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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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Commissioner Batts Apologizes To His Officers After Riots

It’s been one month since anti-police riots erupted in Baltimore and injured more than 100 city officers. Now Baltimore’s top cop reaches out to his ranks to tell them he let them down.

05/27/2015

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Rampant Violence Leaves Scars Throughout Charm City

As the number of shootings in Baltimore continues to climb– police take new steps to turn around the rash of violence.

05/26/2015

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Anonymous Threat Against Airline Prompts FBI Investigation

Flight scares on a busy travel holiday! As many as 10 airline flights, targeted with anonymous threats and at least one of them was received by Maryland State Police!

05/25/2015

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Deadline Looming For NSA Spy Program

The deadline is looming– in little more than a week, the NSA’s surveillance program is set to expire.

05/22/2015

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Officials Release Photos Of Suspects In Riot Fires

With emotions running high after Freddie Gray’s death, some people expressed their frustration by rioting, looting and even setting fires.

05/21/2015

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Discusses Violence Spike In City

In the midst of crime scenes, police say it’s harder to do their jobs. Wednesday, the city’s frustrated top cop says officers are being confronted by large groups and cell phone cameras in the wake of the Freddie Gray case.

05/20/2015

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Video Shows Substitute Teacher Using Belt On Students

A Maryland substitute teacher under fire for the way he disciplined students. Troubling cell phone video shows the teacher using a belt on unruly sixth graders.

05/19/2015

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Alarming Surge In Murders And Shootings In Baltimore

City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month.

05/18/2015

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Preakness Weekend Kicks Off With Black Eyed Susan Day

It’s the eve of the Preakness Stakes–Baltimore’s very own jewel of the Triple Crown. This weekend of horse racing puts the city back in the international spotlight for the right reasons.

05/15/2015

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Man Arrested After Flying Drone Near White House

More security problems at the White House, as a man with a drone forces the entire complex into a lockdown. Small aircraft have been an increasing problem on Pennsylvania Avenue.

05/14/2015

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Fatal Amtrak Philadelphia Derailment Rattles Train Riders

A train ride ends in tragedy. Seven people are dead and hundreds injured when an Amtrak train bound for New York derails in Philadelphia. That train made a stop here in Baltimore along the way.

05/13/2015

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Amtrak Train That Derailed, Killing At Least 6, Stopped In Baltimore

An Amtrak train headed to New York City crashed and derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and several people appeared to be injured.

05/12/2015

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