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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
  • Rookie police officer rescues man hanging onto 8th story window ledge in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. — “Do it, do it, do it” — were the words of a distraught man hanging off the ledge of an 8th floor apartment in Trenton on Sunday. Officer Franky Jimenez was in the man’s apartment, investigating a sudden death that occurred early that morning. The man’s wife died in her sleep of natural causes. “Sir, please don’t! Sir, hang on!’ Jimenez yelled. He called for back up while gripping the man’s hand. “I am here to help […]

  • Distant Hurricane Jose batters New Jersey coast

    SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — Rough surf is hitting the Jersey Shore as Hurricane Jose churns far off in the Atlantic Ocean. In Sea Bright, bulldozers mounded sand into a protective wall to prevent erosion and flooding caused by the storm, which is not expected to hit New Jersey directly but is still making its presence felt. “Everybody knows it’s here,” said Frank Bain of Jose.  He owns Bain Hardware in Sea Bright and said people came in to buy extra batteries […]

  • New Jersey diner defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

    WANTAGE, N.J. — Employees at a New Jersey diner found hate speech all over the building when they showed up to work this weekend. They called State Police at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday to report the vandalism. An outdoor refrigerator had been ransacked and there was spoiled food all over the ground. Swastikas and Hitler references covered the diner’s exterior. “Paper, buckets, everything just all over the floor, everywhere,” recalled Miguel Velez, 20, an employee. He couldn’t understand why this […]

  • Sept. 15 designated Tackle Kids Cancer Day

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — A New Jersey nonprofit tied to Hackensack University Medical Center celebrated the designation of national Tackle Kids Cancer Day at the hospital on Friday. Children battling cancer and their families attended and brought checks for research. “Kaia and me gave them a couple of checks,” said Niamh Devlin, 9. Niamh and Kaia Carroll became friends after meeting at HUMC for treatment. “I gave them $1,000,” said Kaia, also 9. Her parents say Kaia’s determination is what keeps […]

  • Rapper runs for city councilman-at-large in Newark

    NEWARK, N.J. — Dupre Kelly, a rapper and media executive who grew up in Newark, announced he’s running for councilman-at-large in the city’s west ward Thursday afternoon. The other members of his group, Lords of the Underground, were at this side. They won a BET award for best rap group in 1993. Since then, he’s worked as a co-CEO for 211 Media and co-founded a non-profit group. “As a councilman, I will utilize my years in the entertainment business to expand our […]

  • NJ gives control of Newark schools back to city after 22 years

    NEWARK, N.J. — For the first time since 1995, Newark Public Schools will be governed from Newark. The state intervened decades ago after it deemed the city’s schools to be corrupt and failing. In the years since, Newark teachers, parents and students say they had no voice in how their schools should be governed, organized or run.​ “In all of that time, every time we witnessed one reform after the next reform, after the next reform, after the next reform – we never […]

  • 2 kids left on 2 school buses in Paterson on 2 consecutive school days

    PATERSON, N.J. — Two school bus drivers and two aides have been fired after two children were left alone on school buses in two separate incidents. Yesterday morning, a 6-year-old boy fell asleep while on route to Urban Leadership Academy elementary school. Apparently, the driver and bus aide never checked the bus for sleeping children. The superintendent called this “the second incident of blatant neglect” by private bus companies serving Paterson Public Schools. Last Friday, the same thing happened. A 5-year-old kindergartner was […]

  • Drew University to cut tuition by 20 percent

    MADISON, N.J. — Drew University President  MaryAnn Baenninger announced Monday that tuition “is too high” and will be slashed by 20 percent beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, tuition is set at $48, 336. It will be lowered by approximately $10,000 to $38,668. “I’m pretty excited to hear,” said first-year student Joe Deriso, who is paying his own way through college. “Over time that’s definitely gonna build and compile. That’s 40 grand in your pocket after college.”​​ This move comes amid […]

  • NJ police officers help deliver baby girl for panicking parents

    HAZLET, N.J. — Christine Schimicci, 38, of Hazlet said she experienced light labor pains on Wednesday, but before her husband could get their 23-month-old in the car, her water broke. “Everyone told me the second one is quicker, but I didn’t know it would be that quick,” she said. Once in the backseat of the family’s SUV, Christine said her daughter’s head began crowning. That’s when Philip Schimicci, 39, realized there wouldn’t be enough time to make it to the hospital. “You hear about this all the […]

  • Newark’s schools to be returned to local control after years of state control

    NEWARK, N.J. – Governor Chris Christie announced in Newark Wednesday that the state board of education is expected to vote at next week’s meeting to return control of the Newark School District back to the local board of education after decades of state control. “This story of education in this city is a story 20 years in the waiting,” Gov. Christie said, as he touted strides made by Newark’s students, educators and schools in recent years. “Kids in Newark public schools are getting a better education today […]