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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
  • NJ parents renew call to throw out PARCC graduation requirement

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Some parents are renewing their calls to do away with the state-standardized PARCC test, which is now a graduation requirement for students in New Jersey, starting with the class of 2021. “The politicians aren’t listening to the people,” said Jen Korn of Basking Ridge. She has four kids and refused the test for all of them. “I’m doing that because I want to send a message,” she said. “The time lost is tremendous. I mean, in our middle […]

  • South Orange-Maplewood parents organize in response to ‘mock slave auction’ and bias

    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — Parents say bias incidents have been reported in the South Orange-Maplewood School District, prior to reports of an elementary class assignment to draw posters depicting wanted slaves and a “mock slave auction” held by students in another elementary school. “There were a group of 4th graders who were yelling Adolf Hitler’s name,” said Tawana Burnett, a mom of two. She said the rash of incidents have alarmed her and and other parents, “whether it’s the KKK writing that’s […]

  • ‘Snooki bill’ capping public university speaking fees passes unanimously by NJ Assembly

    TRENTON, N.J. — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s speaking fees are spurring legislation in New Jersey, after the “Jersey Shore” star scored $32,000 to speak at Rutgers University in 2011. “Snooki’s speaking fees were the genesis of me drawing up this bill,” said Republican John DiMaio, a state assemblyman from New Jersey’s 23rd district. “Right now we have students graduating all the time with huge college bills, and anytime you add a new fee or new expense it’s like death by a thousand […]

  • New Jersey company shows off technology that could solve world water crisis

    PRINCETON, N.J. — From Flint to Sudan, people are drinking water that is contaminated. It’s a growing problem around the globe. To commemorate World Water Day, a small New Jersey company is showing off some technology they believe can help. “We are headed for a real crisis,” said Quentin Kelly, Chairman and CEO of WorldWater & Solar Technologies Inc. Hundreds of children die every year from drinking bad water. Mothers and children half-way around the world scavenge for it. In […]

  • Acme begins selling Narcan over the counter at all stores

    CLARK, N.J. — A New Jersey grocery store is now selling an antidote that could help prevent overdoses. Acme announced on Monday that it will stock all New Jersey stores with Narcan, the brand name for naloxone. You don’t need a prescription to purchase the life-saving medicine. “They’re passed out, they turned blue, they’re lacking oxygen, and they’re dying,” said Brian McAlister. He witnessed the symptoms of a heroin overdose and he’s also seen the instantaneous effects of Narcan. “It […]

  • Off-duty police officer shoots home intruder in New Jersey

    MANVILLE, N.J. — An unidentified, off-duty Manville Police officer shot a 19-year-old in the chest after the man allegedly forced his way into the officer’s home. Investigators identified the intruder as Tyreek Cook, also of Manville. It happened just after midnight on North 5th Avenue. Cook lives not far away, on North 2nd Avenue. When police responded to the 911 call, they found Cook and the off-duty officer in a struggle and Cook suffering a gunshot wound. The responding officers and […]

  • Police search for pair accused of stealing clothes from Newark laundromat

    NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Police are looking for the public’s help to find a couple that stole from a local laundromat on 12th Avenue and South 7th Street in Newark. It happened on Friday at around 1:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows them pull up outside in a tan or silver SUV, possibly a Tahoe. A dark-skinned woman in a pink hoodie and a blue, puffy jacket walks straight to the laundromat’s back counter. A man in a brown jacket and red […]

  • County investigators, medical examiner testify in Short Hills Mall murder

    NEWARK, N.J. — The black leather jacket and gray hoodie that Dustin Friedland wore on the day he was shot were held up by an investigator on the witness stand today, along with dinner receipts from the Short Hills Mall. Friedland and his wife had been celebrating their 1-year wedding anniversary. “We have a receipt here from Legal Seafoods, the address of Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, New Jersey,” testified Lt. Randolph Root. He pulled the receipts from Dustin’s pocket the next […]

  • Widow of 2013 Short Hills mall carjacking victim takes the stand at trial

    NEWARK, N.J. — A trial for one of the four men accused of carjacking and killing a Hoboken attorney at the Short Hills Mall in December 2013 started Wednesday with an emotional testimony from his widow, Jamie Friedland. Friedland recounted the horrifying moment to a jury of 16 people. She told them she watched her husband struggling with two men in the mall’s parking deck at the rear of their 2012 Range Rover just after 9 p.m. The couple were celebrating […]

  • Nor’easter spurs moderate flooding at Jersey Shore

    SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — The winter storm brought hits of heavy rain to the barrier islands Tuesday, but little snow. Precipitation mixed with high winds pushed water over the beaches and river banks. The Shrewsbury River topped side streets in Sea Bright, while waves carried ocean water through a tiki bar planted on the beach. Donovan’s Reef, a popular beach club, has only been open for one summer after getting hit hard by Sandy. But the owner, Chris Bowler, reported that […]