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
  • New Jersey homeowners say dream home turned into a nightmare

    PEQUANNOCK, N.J. — Rich and Tara Kazdan bought their dream home back in 2017. “It was perfect. We were going to raise our family. This is the town I grew up in,” said Tara Kazdan. But soon after, water started seeping through the walls and filling their basement, they said. The front steps have begun to separate from their house. Water marks are noticeable on the foundation walls. “We can’t stop it. And we have no money left. We can’t […]

  • Fentanyl, heroin mill linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths, busted in NJ

    HARRISON, N.J. —  Investigators believe the operators of a New Jersey drug mill were grinding out up to 15,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl a day, while working out of a luxury apartment at 300 Somerset Street in Harrison, less than 400 feet from the PATH train. “This particular mill had stations set up,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “Stations where drug dealers, not chemists, mixed fentanyl and heroin using coffee grinders while wearing latex gloves and respirators.” […]

  • High school coach fired after accusations of sexual contact with 2 teens

    TEANECK, N.J. — A New Jersey high school coach has been fired and faces charges following accusations of sexual contact with two teenagers. The Bergen County prosecutor’s office says Teaneck High boys varsity basketball coach Marcelle Williams, 37, faces criminal sexual contact and child endangerment charges. Teaneck police received allegations that Williams engaged in sexual acts with two teens between the ages of 16 and 18 on “numerous occasions” since November, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Williams was fired from positions […]

  • NJ governor pushes for $100M transit investment

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy paid a visit to NJ TRANSIT’s emergency operations center Tuesday in an effort to highlight past investments in the system. “The investments we have made over the past 14 months have started us down the long road toward restoring NJ TRANSIT to its former preeminence,” said Governor Murphy. Murphy wants $100 million in additional funding to bolster the agency during the next budget year. Currently, NJ TRANSIT has thinned out or cancelled service on many […]

  • Emergency funding may be available to NJ school districts facing cuts, Gov. Murphy says

    FORT LEE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy visited Fort Lee High School Monday to tout his plan for education spending. He has proposed a statewide increase in education spending by $206 million. Under his plan, most districts would get more money, but almost a third of districts statewide would get less. “This is how we restore fairness to our districts,” said the Governor. “By restoring our commitment to the state’s funding formula.” In years past, school districts with growing student […]

  • Boats banned from Portal Bridge during rush hour to prevent train delays

      The U.S. Coast Guard has halted boat traffic on the Hackensack River at the Portal Bridge during rush hour, from 5-10 a.m. and 3-8 p.m., in an effort to alleviate train delays. The 108-year-old swing bridge often gets stuck, cutting off rail traffic to and from New York City. “Every time it swings open, it runs the risk of failure,” said Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who wrote a letter to the Coast Guard along with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) […]

  • Newark looks to capitalize on international tourism through new museum at airport

    NEWARK — The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled a showcase of the city’s history and culture at Newark Liberty International Airport Thursday in an effort to capture the attention of tourists. “This here is a first step to making and positioning Newark as a desirable destination,” said Karin Aaron, President and CEO of GNCVB. The showcase planted at the center of Terminal B, which handles international travel, highlights Newark as home to the Budweiser brewery; the birthplace of […]

  • Newark begins replacing lead service lines in front of homes

    NEWARK, N.J. — Crews broke ground Wednesday to begin replacing lead service lines in front of homes in Newark. There are thousands of them buried underground and their removal will take years. Through this program, the city plans to remove 15,000 lead lines. These pipes on private property are a major reason why the city has struggled with dangerously high levels of lead in the water. The city broke ground Wednesday in front of her neighbor’s house across the street. […]

  • Former NJ official says he was falsely accused of sex assault

    TRENTON, N.J. — A former New Jersey government official told a legislative hearing Tuesday that he has been “falsely accused” of sexual assault by another state worker. Albert Alvarez was chief of staff at the state Schools Development Authority until October when a newspaper published an account from Katie Brennan alleging that he sexually assaulted her while they were both working to get Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy elected in 2017. Alvarez has denied the allegations, and two county prosecutors — […]

  • Paramus beats Hollywood and Disney for shopping and tourism

    PARAMUS, NJ — The shopping mecca of the United States is in New Jersey. There is more money spent at stores in this one town than in any other zip code in the country, even beating out Beverly Hills. “Paramus is, as I affectionately like to call it, the retail capital of the world,” said Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera. Paramus’ most lucrative shopping mall rivals Disney. Westfield Garden State Plaza beckons 20 million visitors per year, nearly matching the world’s […]

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