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Christie Duffy is a reporter for PIX11 News. She covers New Jersey, and appears on PIX11 weekdays during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Duffy has covered breaking news and investigative stories, including the Chelsea bomber, the Tribeca terror attack and the fatal Hoboken train crash. Duffy exposed braking problems onboard the train that careened into Hoboken Terminal in 2016, killing a young mother.

Duffy was nominated for an Emmy for her continuing coverage of some of the most dangerous rail crossings in the nation. She exposed safety gate failures in Elmwood Park, N.J., resulting in almost $1 million in upgrades.

She has also received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Garden State Journalists Association for her coverage of Superstorm Sandy, the internationally watched trial of Dharun Ravi and the untimely death of an Iraq war veteran who survived an IED explosion.

Duffy has spearheaded exhaustive investigations into election ballots cast by dead voters; local police departments acquiring grenade launchers, AK-47s and armored tanks; rogue dollar-jitney buses; and the true cause of a massive fire that destroyed the Seaside Park boardwalk after Sandy.

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

Duffy grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Recent Articles
  • NJ teen in coma after being struck by hit-and-run driver

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — A New Jersey teen is fighting for his life after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver earlier this week. Cristian Valdez, 15, of Englewood, remained in the hospital Friday in a medically induced coma. Valez was found late Monday night, but it’s not known for how long he was lying in the road before he was discovered near Knickerbocker Road and Bilmar Place. His skateboard was by his side, authorities said. Police are still searching the […]

  • Governor places first wagers as sports betting opens for business in NJ

    OCEANPORT, N.J. — After more than seven years of fighting, the first legal sports bets were placed in New Jersey on Thursday at Monmouth Park. The nationwide legal battle resulted in a win for New Jersey and two wagers from Gov. Phil Murphy, who was the first to step to the counter. He bet $20 on Germany to win the World Cup, 7-2 odds, and $20 on the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup, 40-1 odds. He stands to win […]

  • Six Flags Great Adventure opens newest ride: ‘Cyborg Cyber Spin’

    JACKSON, N.J. — It extends to a height of 70-feet and spins in every direction. Each ride is different from the last; the ‘Cyborg Cyber Spin’ is unpredictable that way. It’s the first ride of its kind in America, due to the fact that it spins on a triple-axis. “Six Flags Great Adventure is thrilled to launch its newest innovation, an unparalleled, hi-tech ride unlike anything our guests have ever seen or experienced,” said Park President, John Winkler. “Our new […]

  • 80-story 3 World Trade Center opens, after years of delays

    NEW YORK — An 80-story office building open as of Monday at 3 World Trade Center is the third completed skyscraper at the site where the Twin Towers once stood. Monday’s ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site, stalled for years by disputes among government agencies, trade center developer Larry Silverstein, insurers and 9/11 victims’ family members who wanted the entire site to be preserved as a memorial. The […]

  • Postal worker arrested for allegedly stealing mail, cashing checks in Yonkers

    YONKERS, N.Y. — A Postal Service worker has been arrested on suspicion of stealing mail and cashing stolen checks in Yonkers, where mail theft has plagued the neighborhood for months. Lorell Legrand, 30, resigned from the Postal Service after police said she was caught stealing mail with bank information from dropboxes in the neighborhood of Yonkers and Seminary avenues. Legrand and others are accused of defrauding dozens of victims out of more than $650,000. Most of the victims are seniors. “Postal service […]

  • Volunteers hammer away to build 3 houses in 10 days for NJ families

    MINE HILL, NJ — Dozens of volunteers are hammering away to make the impossible possible — finish three new construction homes in less than 10 days. They’ll also be renovating a fourth house in that time, all for the benefit of four young families. Habitat for Humanity and numerous other donors are making the dream of home ownership possible. Dave and Sherry Lenox of Mine Hill donated the land, which used to be a family farm, on Randall Avenue in Mine Hill. Habitat […]

  • First female firefighter in city’s 163-year history joins Elizabeth fire department

    ELIZABETH, NJ — A 35-year-old mom of three became the first woman to join the city of Elizabeth’s fire department during a graduation ceremony Friday at city hall. Sheena Spence graduated alongside a class of 19 other new fire officers, all men. “It’s an honor,” said Spence, who received a standing ovation. “I did it to prove to myself that a woman of 35 can still do anything that she puts her mind to. Also, I have daughters that I want them […]

  • Families displaced, firefighters hurt by Newark blaze

    NEWARK, N.J. — Multiple families can’t go home Thursday night after a blaze that injured three firefighters ripped through three buildings in Newark. Firefighters responded at about 9:15 a.m. to the blaze at Johnson and Hillside avenues. The blaze appears to have broken out in an abandoned three-story building. Flames quickly spread to the adjacent homes. Three firefighters were injured and two of them were taken to a hospital. One hurt his hand, another hurt his foot and a third […]

  • 9-year-old NJ boy has best handwriting in the country

    NEW JERSEY — A 9-year-old New Jersey boy went head-to-head with a quarter-million other kids — and beat them all Edbert Aquino, of Fairview, won the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, making him the third-grader with the best penmanship in the country. “I really didn’t expect it,” Aquino said. His national trophy is almost as tall as him. He first competed at the state level and won. Aquino’s cursive skills are spot-on perfect when compared side-by-side to the examples kids are copying inside Lori […]

  • Bill proposed to require seat belts on all school buses after deadly NJ crash

    FAIR LAWN, N.J. – A New Jersey lawmaker has announced plans to introduce a bill that would require seat belts on all school buses nationwide. If signed into law, the proposed legislation by Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) would mandate shoulder-and-lap seat belts on all school buses across the country. The legislation has bipartisan support from a Republican co-sponsor in the Assembly and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who plans to introduce an identical bill in the Senate. Gottheimer said only eight states in the […]