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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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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Redskins Federal Trademarks

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.

06/18/2014

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Heat & Humidity Won’t Release Their Hold On Maryland

Most of the state is under a Code Orange Air Quality Alert as we experience another day of hot, humid and hazy conditions.

06/17/2014

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U.S. Defeats Ghana In World Cup; Baltimore Celebrates

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.

06/16/2014

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Homeless People Camped Under The JFX Forced To Move

The city moves in and moves out dozens of homeless people who had set up camp under the Jones Falls Expressway.

06/13/2014

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Dog Missing After Owner’s Body Found At Patapsco Valley State Park

A family dog goes missing after its owner’s body is found floating in the waters of Patapsco Valley State Park. Animal Control is now searching for the 7-year-old pit bull.

06/13/2014

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Early Voting Begins In Maryland

Voters in Maryland head to the polls in the first step toward deciding who Maryland’s next governor will be. But there is concern that the primary could see a record-low voter turnout.

06/12/2014

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Manny Machado Suspended 5 Games For Bat-Throwing Incident; Appealing Suspension

Suspended for five games and fined. That’s the punishment handed down to Orioles All-Star third baseman Manny Machado by Major League Baseball for throwing his bat—but Tuesday night, Machado was back at the plate.

06/10/2014

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Police Investigate Rash Of Cell Phone Robberies

There’s growing concern after several kids were robbed of their cell phones. The bold thefts are just the latest in what’s become a disturbing trend.

06/09/2014

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Emergency Bridge Repairs Completely Shut Down I-70 West

A traffic nightmare on a Friday afternoon. Interstate 70 west is completely shut down after workers find a crack in a beam that holds up the bridge.

06/06/2014

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3 Found Dead In Apparent Double Murder-Suicide

A family of three is found dead in their Washington County home. Deputies believe it may be a case of murder-suicide.

06/05/2014

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FBI Launching Nationwide Crackdown On Blinding Laser Light Attacks

Danger in the skies. The FBI cracks down on people who shine laser pointers at planes, blinding pilots midair. The agency is offering $10,000 rewards nationwide for anyone who reports a laser attack.

06/04/2014

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18-Year-Old Swimmer Dies After Being Caught In Riptide At Ocean City

Deadly rip current. A Maryland teenager in Ocean City for Senior Week is caught in a powerful rip current. More than a dozen trained rescuers try to save him, but it’s too late.

06/03/2014

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