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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More evidence that election day is bringing drastic changes in Maryland. The next Howard County executive says he will kill the county’s controversial ban on sugary drinks just as soon as he gets into office.
The search intensifies for a missing Baltimore County girl. Maryland State Police and the FBI have stepped in to help find 12-year-old Jasmine Baker.
There are still six weeks until Christmas, but the big retail companies are already kicking off their holiday deals. Forget Black Friday, it’s like an entire Black November.
A shining moment for veterans. All eyes were on Washington DC as some of music’s biggest stars led a moving tribute to servicemen and women. It’s a sign of growing nationwide support for the armed forces.
Paper, not plastic. The Baltimore City Council is on the verge of banning plastic bags in stores—but there’s some doubt about whether it will really happen. The mayor is threatening to veto the bag ban.
A landmark moment in Washington, D.C. as voters approve legal marijuana in the district. But with D.C. right in our backyard, police in Maryland worry legalization is happening too close to home.
Frat house–out of control. A fraternity at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University is suspended after accusations of rape and underage drinking at a recent party.
The woman who was taken by force from Philadelphia is safe—thanks to quick-acting agents in Maryland. Police say the man under arrest is a vicious criminal who’s already wanted for attempted murder.
Several county executive seats across the state are also up for grabs Tuesday. The races have narrowed and, at times, turned personal.
Election Day is almost here, and First Lady Michelle Obama did some last minute campaigning for Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.
Flying money stopped traffic on I-270 North Friday morning after an armored truck’s door opened along the highway near Urbana.
Five of the nation’s airports are stepping up screenings for people flying in from West Africa. One of them, Dulles International, is right here in our region.