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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
  • ‘Summer of hell’ looms over Memorial Day travels

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Weekend wanderers and daily commuters are bracing for impact. Governor Cuomo has dubbed July and August “summer of hell” due to rail work planned for Penn Station. It’s expected to have a ripple effect; impacting drivers, buses and the subway. “If you reduce trains by 20%, it will be a summer of hell,” Cuomo said. He’s referring to 1 in 5 trains that will be cut during peak hours while Amtrak works on the rails. The agency […]

  • New Jersey man first in U.S. to use iPhone to control Parkinson’s Disease

    EDISON, N.J. — Controlling your brain from an iPhone sounds like science fiction, but it is a life-changing reality for one New Jersey man. “They woke me up in the operating room and they tested it. Right there and then, she said put your hands up and the tremor stopped. It was amazing,” said Paul Detlefsen, 44, of Iselin. Tremor is a key symptom of Parkinson’s disease. Detlefsen was diagnosed at age 36. “I sat around the house thinking – […]

  • Paterson slashes school bus routes, and parents are fuming mad over dangers now facing kids

    PATERSON, N.J. — Some parents in Paterson are scared for their kids’ safety because of the busy road students will soon have to trek up in order to get to school. The Paterson Public School District just sent home a letter to parents notifying them that school-bus service for public-school students who live within 2.5 miles of school, or within 2 miles for elementary school students, will be canceled next year. “My daughters’ safety is a top priority. She would […]

  • Newbie New Jersey nurse jumps into action to save woman’s life on plane

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Courtney Donlon, 22, of East Brunswick has only been a nurse at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center for nine months — but she stepped up to help save a life on a flight home from Las Vegas. “So I was taking a nap and they announced over the PA that if there were any medical professionals on the flight to please come to the flight attendant,” she recounted. “Right off the bat I knew I was dealing with […]

  • Lost Long Island dog turns up 2 years later near death in New Jersey

    HOWELL, N.J. — A 5-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Cali is to be reunited with her family after she disappeared from her own backyard on Long Island over two years ago, but she may only have so much time left. “I whispered in her ear, please fight and I’ll get you home to your family,” said Anita Innamorata-Stout​, vice president of Broken Promises Animal Sanctuary. Cali was found bleeding and emaciated at a rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike. Someone […]

  • NJ woman accuses mayor in sexting scandal

    BAYONNE, N.J. — Stacie Percella said  her former boss and Bayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis has been sending her salacious text messages about her body and sex, and allegedly pressed her to go away with him on secret getaways. She said she tried to ignore the advances for years, but recently decided to go public with it because she heard the mayor was spreading rumors about her. “I came out because he was saying lies that someone stole his phone and texted me all those […]

  • Video shows luxury SUV sinking into sand at the Jersey Shore

    SEASIDE PARK, N.J. — As the waves crashed over and into the luxury Land Rover, its driver and passenger scrambled to try and dig it out of the surf. This happened Tuesday evening, when fishermen were out at Island Beach State Park. One took video of the episode and it has gone viral on Facebook. “We see some splashing down by the water and low and behold, there’s this white Land Rover down in the surf,” said Chris Gillich, who took the video. […]

  • Police look for man who stole from NJ church donation box

    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. – Cliffside Park Police released surveillance images of a man who they say walked into the Church of the Epiphany on Knox Avenue and stole cash out of the donation box. They say it happened on a couple occasions, most recently, last Wednesday. The man is also believed to have visited the church on Good Friday, April 14, when cash vanished. “If you just need help, be sure to come in and we’ll help you out,” said […]

  • NJ lawmaker works to legalize recreational marijuana with new bill

    TRENTON, N.J. — Marijuana could be grown, sold and used in New Jersey under new 60-page bill introduced Monday in the state Senate. Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the legislation’s sponsor, said at a news conference that the measure has little chance of being enacted under Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who opposes legalization efforts. But Scutari said he’s introducing the measure now as a way to lay the groundwork for it to be enacted by the next governor. He pointed to states […]

  • Town of Mahwah, N.J. orders tribe to take down tepees

    MAHWAH, N.J. — The township of Mahwah, New Jersey is ordering a Native American tribe to take down their tepees. The Ramapough Lunaape Nation have roots in the area that date back centuries, and they say they have the right to assemble and pray on their land. “This has been Ramapough land since before Columbus,” said Owl, a member of the tribe. They call themselves the original people of Manhattan, who took refuge in the Ramapo Mountains. The 3,000-plus tribe of […]