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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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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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Baltimore Tightens Juvenile Curfews

The Baltimore City Council approved a tighter curfew that will require children and teenagers to be indoors as early as 9 p.m.

06/02/2014

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2nd Annual ‘Joey’s Ball’ To Honor Md. Sandy Hook Shooting Victim

The mother of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting is using her experience to help others.

05/31/2014

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Baltimore Dine & Dasher Sentenced To 5 Years For Skipping $89 Meal

Baltimore’s infamous “Dine and Dasher” is headed to prison. He’s notorious for racking up big restaurant bills and then faking a seizure to get out of paying. Prosecutors say he’s scammed dozens of local restaurants.

05/30/2014

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Spike In Measles Cases Nationwide Hits 20-Year High

Measles outbreak. A health warning nationwide, as cases hit a 20-year high. Federal health officials trace the spike back to people who don’t get vaccinated and then travel overseas.

05/29/2014

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Baltimore-D.C. Area Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Closer To Reality

Baltimore and Washington, D.C.’s bid to host the Olympics gets a little closer to reality. Two of our closest competitors have dropped their bids to represent the United States in the 2024 Summer Games.

05/28/2014

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Commissioner Batts Punches Armed Man, Holds Gun To His Head In Chaotic Arrest

A chaotic scene unfolds in East Baltimore when the top cop lands in the middle of a struggle with an armed suspect. Before it’s all over, Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts punches the man in the face and holds a gun to his head.

05/27/2014

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Welcome To Baltimore, Hon! Charm City Is Becoming More Popular

Baltimore City saw a surge in holiday visitors thanks to a number of weekend events downtown.

05/26/2014

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City Police Officer Retires After 2011 Accident Left Her Fighting For Life

Embracing life. A Baltimore City police officer nearly killed after a devastating fall off the JFX is celebrating a new beginning.

05/23/2014

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50 Senators To NFL: Change Redskins’ Racist Name

A renewed push to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Fifty U.S. senators sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, including some from Maryland. They say the name is a racist slur and now is the time to change it.

05/22/2014

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Hiker Rescued From Sugarloaf Mountain; Rescuers Share Story

A hiker got trapped on a remote mountainside in Frederick County, setting into motion a dicey operation to save his life. More than four dozen rescuers worked to free the young hiker.

05/21/2014

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Md. Panel Recommends Post-Labor Day School Start

The summer travel season kicks off in just a few days and it’s expected to be one of the biggest in years. Now there’s a new plan to extend summer vacation for Maryland public schools. It’s getting cheers from students and it could bring big money to the state.

05/20/2014

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