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.
Two people were injured after a porch collapsed at a Catonsville home.
It’s time to break out the purple! Monday, fans thirsty for the football season got a taste as the Ravens took the field for a special open practice. From the drills to all the plays, fans saw it all for free.
Food fraud. Seafood bought right here in Maryland, turning out to be from 100,000 miles away. It’s misleading and it’s hurting our bottom dollar.
Wind, rain and very little warning. A tornado barrels across the Chesapeake Bay and slams into a campground on Virginia’s eastern shore just below Maryland.
The American cruise industry is under fire now. Victims of cruise ship nightmares headed to Capitol Hill to push for stronger passenger protections.
A beacon of light. Starting Tuesday, there’s a new icon on Baltimore’s skyline. The HarborView Towers, a 24-year-old condo complex, unveiled a brand new light show for all of downtown to enjoy.
In less than three weeks, Baltimore’s controversial new curfew goes into effect. It’s a tough set of rules that holds kids and their parents accountable but some say the city’s going too far.
A major international corporation is moving into Downtown Baltimore.
Maryland has been hit with round after round of severe weather over the past three days.
Student test scores slip. Reading and math scores on Maryland’s state tests for elementary and middle school students have sink to their lowest levels in seven years. So what’s to blame?
No charges for the federal police officers who shot and killed a woman near the U.S. Capitol. Prosecutors say the officers’ actions were justified after the woman rammed a White House barrier with her car and led police on a high-speed chase.
Massive cleanup across the state after powerful storms rip through Maryland, causing death, destruction and widespread power outages.