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Christie Duffy is an award-winning reporter for PIX11.

Duffy follows in the footsteps of family, many of whom have worked in the TV business, beginning with her Grandfather.

She earned a team Emmy nomination for her Superstorm Sandy coverage. Duffy has also received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Garden State Journalists Association.

After a massive fire destroyed the Seaside boardwalk, she uncovered that most businesses on the block where the fire started never had their electrical wiring inspected after Sandy flooded the area. Investigators found that salt water had badly corroded wiring beneath the boardwalk, sparking the fire.

Duffy also uncovered the biggest federal crackdown on jitney buses in the region in 10 years. The exclusive story followed a freak accident in West New York, New Jersey, where a bus accident killed an infant in her stroller.

She also covered President Obama during a visit to New Jersey after Tropical Storm Irene; Governor Christie’s re-election in 2013; and the internationally-watched trial of former Rutger’s freshman Dharun Ravi.

Duffy joined PIX11 from New Jersey’s PBS affiliate, NJTV. Prior to that, she reported for Verizon FiOS1 News, and covered the financial markets. She began her career at Fox News Channel.

Duffy grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. In the summer, she spends as much time as possible down the shore in Long Beach Island, NJ.

On her days off, she loves spending time with her family, friends and her dog Ted!


Recent Articles
  • Ohio carnival tragedy spurs ride shut down at New Jersey fairgrounds

    FREEHOLD, N.J. — One person is dead and seven others are hurt after an entire row of a carnival ride flew off and catapulted riders to the ground in Ohio. A similar ride in operation at the Monmouth County Fair was shut down on Wednesday night after the ride vendor, Reithoffer Shows, heard about the tragedy. “As a precautionary measure and to ensure the safety of all the fair-goers, they took the step to take it out of service until […]

  • Cancer-causing chemical contaminates public drinking water in New York, New Jersey

    A searchable database released today by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization, shows that virtually every drinking water system is contaminated with chemicals. In New York and New Jersey, public water systems are polluted with chemicals linked to cancer and child development problems, such as PFOA. “It’s known as perfluorooctanoic acid. It’s found in a large number of systems in New Jersey and across the country,” confirmed Dr. David Andrews, a senior scientist for EWG. He stated that […]

  • Nearly 1,000-pound mako shark caught off New Jersey coast

    BRIELLE, N.J. — A shark that came close to shattering a state record was reeled in last week, 12 miles off the coast of New Jersey. A family chartered a boat through Jenny Lee Sportfishing in Brielle for an overnight trip on July 21. Guided by two professional fishermen, they trolled for tuna until dark and then began fishing for sharks. They caught three small tuna and a 35-pound keeper, but that paled in comparison to the 926-pound mako they’d […]

  • Donated heart of hero NJ detective continues to provide life to another man

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — It’s been eight years since Jersey City Police Detective Marc DiNardo, 37, was killed in a shootout with a robbery suspect. Police stormed the armed fugitive’s apartment in 2009 and five officers got shot. DiNardo took a bullet to the face and died just a few days later. He left behind three young children, all under the age of five, and a heartbroken wife. “I didn’t know what to say to the kids. I told them […]

  • Police search for NJ movie theater vandals who jumped on, damaged cars

    LINDEN, N.J. — Police are looking for several men who skipped, somersaulted and jumped up-and-down on cars outside of an AMC movie theater on South Stiles Street. The movie theater is in a busy shopping center. One of the men, with the username ‘slim_libra’, posted the video, which has since been removed, to his Instagram page. “You wanted our attention, you got it,” Lt. Christopher Guenther said outside Linden Police headquarters today. “We encourage anybody whose vehicle can be seen as damaged in that video to come forward […]

  • NJ Transit’s ‘staffing challenges’ add to commuter headaches as about 20 buses cancelled

    NEWARK, N.J. — In addition to reduced service in and out of Penn Station due to summer rail repairs, New Jersey Transit cancelled trains and buses this week. Officials cited “operational” and “mechanical” problems  to explain the cancellation of about 20 NJ Transit buses Wednesday morning. It impacted riders from Lakewood, Old Bridge and Rutherford. NJ Transit also cancelled trains Monday and Tuesday because some engineers did not show up for work. A spokesperson said that the engineers were exercising a contractual right to take off […]

  • Criminal charges filed against N.J. officer in caught-on-camera beating of teenager

    CARTERET, N.J. — Criminal charges have been filed against a New Jersey police officer in the beating of a teenage boy that was caught on cameras. Officer Joseph Reiman was chasing a vehicle in Carteret on May 31 when the car crashed. The airbags burst upon impact into a utility police. A 16-year-old boy stepped out. “Get on the f***ing ground!” the officer said, according to dashcam video of the encounter. Once the teen dropped to the ground, Reiman punched […]

  • ‘Mike from Montclair’ who NJ governor labeled as ‘bum,’ ‘communist’ speaks out

    MONTCLAIR, N.J. — “I’m not a bum. I’m a decent person,” said Mike Goldstein of Montclair. Goldstein called in to WFAN sports talk radio on Monday to speak to Governor Christie. It wasn’t until he heard the way the Governor was degrading other callers from New Jersey that he decided to lay it on Christie with full force. “Governor, the next time you want to sit on a beach that is closed to the entire world except you, you put […]

  • Rare wine collection found hidden in N.J. cellar

    UNION, N.J. — A one-of-a-kind wine collection has been uncovered in a New Jersey cellar. It was found behind a boarded-up wall and some of the bottles are more than 200 years old. A bottle of Madeira wine from 1796 was found among the incredible stash, hidden in unmarked crates deep in the cellar underneath the former home of New Jersey’s first governor, William Livingston. He built the estate as a country home before the Revolutionary War. Today, it’s a […]

  • Commuters brace for ‘Summer of Hell’ rail repairs

    NEW YORK — Friday’s rush hour may be the last ‘normal’ trip home for thousands of commuters. Penn Station will be partially shut down on Monday for track repairs. Construction is expected to continue to September. “They got to get their act together,” said one fed-up commuter, Carl Schellenberger. Schellenberger has been riding the New Jersey Transit Coast Line into Penn Station for over 20 years, but he said the last several years have been a commuting nightmare. “We have […]