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.
For the twelfth straight day, they marched from across the city and met in the middle before marching to City Hall.
Hundreds, if not thousands of college and high school students took to the streets—peacefully.
A citywide curfew goes into effect, but police were still struggling to get people to leave the streets.
Police are investigating several messages on social media that threaten another riot, this time in Baltimore County.
A group of rioters clash with police near Mondawmin Mall.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An enormous, three-alarm fire broke out in a vacant building in downtown Baltimore Monday evening, just hours after violent riots spread through parts of the city. WJZ’s Christie Ileto reported that the […]
What started as a peaceful protest quickly escalated into a violent situation.
Protests turned violent in Baltimore Saturday as some stores were looted, cars damaged and police in riot gear tried to break up the more violent groups of demonstrators.
More protests, more concern and more questions about the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.
The march gets more emotional and the police presence gets bigger, as demonstrations continue over Freddie Gray’s controversial death.
Protests over the death of Freddie Gray don’t show any signs of letting up, spreading from West Baltimore to City Hall and beyond.
The nation’s eyes are on Baltimore, as the Department of Justice opens a civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.