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
  • Burglars stealing from little leaguers across New Jersey

    WAYNE — Burglars are breaking into kids’ concession stands on sports fields across northern New Jersey. Almost 20 towns across six counties have been hit between April 24 and today, including municipalities in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Essex, Sussex and Middlesex. The thieves have targeted little leagues, recreation programs and a school. They broke into some locations twice. Many programs rely on cash from concession stands to operate. “We noticed the building was ransacked. All our candy was stolen. Merchandise was […]

  • Off-duty officer runs into collapsed, burning NJ home to save resident: police

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. — An off-duty police officer ran into a burning New Jersey home that collapsed during an explosion on Monday and rescued a resident who is now in the hospital, officials told PIX11. The two-story house, located on Abbott Avenue, near Elizabeth Street and just off Broad Avenue, in Ridgefield, was leveled during the blast, images of the scene showed. Surrounding homes were evacuated immediately. Neighbors said they thought a bomb went off when the explosion sent debris flying […]

  • NJ marks year of legal sports betting with nearly $3 billion in wagers

    OCEANPORT — Exactly one year ago today, Governor Phil Murphy went to Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport to make the state’s first wager. His history-making bet also marked Quinton Harris’ first day at work. “I didn’t expect all the cameras,” said Harris. The 24-year-old had just graduated from college — and found a career in this new industry. He was enlisted to accept the state’s first wager from the Governor. His role earned him a nickname from William Hill’s CEO. […]

  • Paramus teachers protest proposed pension cuts, health care premium increases

    PARAMUS, NJ – After school Thursday, hundreds of educators hoisted signs along Route 17 to get the attention of drivers and the state legislature. “I work three jobs,” said middle school science teacher Claire Dates, who added that the cost of benefits is outpacing her income. “You end up making less every single year.” Dates said she pays approximately $14,000 in benefits costs annually, and the amount is rising while her income increases at a set rate of $500 per […]

  • Essex County Pride celebrates local leaders in LGBTQ community

    NEWARK — Today in Essex County, several local leaders were honored for their struggle for equality for all in the LGBTQ community. Bloomfield councilwoman Dr. Wartyna “Nina” Davis, Maplewood Town Committee member Dean Dafis and South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education member Shannon Cuttle were awarded for their advocacy. “To say its humbling is an understatement,” said Dr. Davis, who is also a scholar. Davis is the Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at William Paterson University. […]

  • Three Newark filmmakers selected to attend Cannes, France Festival of Creativity

    NEWARK, N.J. — Three local filmmakers from Newark are being sponsored and sent to Cannes, France to be a part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity — which has been called the international Oscars of the advertising world. Their sponsorship was forged through a partnership of Newark’s International Film Festival and ‘Cannes Can: Diversity Collective’, a group geared towards increasing diversity in the marketing and advertising industries. “I’m looking forward to networking. I think it’s a great opportunity for all […]

  • Judge orders teachers in NJ town back to work after walk-outs

    FRANKLIN LAKES — A judge has ordered teachers to return to work after a walk-out this morning shuttered all four K-8 schools within the district. The Franklin Lakes Board of Education sought the emergency action in court today in response to about 220 teachers, paraprofessionals and school secretaries picketing outside the town’s middle school, demanding a contract that allows for lower teacher-contributions to healthcare benefits. A law passed during the Christie administration required teachers statewide to put more money toward […]

  • NJ city to crack down on wild parties amid ‘quality of life’ complaints

    PATERSON, N.J. — Loud outdoor music, partying and drinking taking over some city blocks is prompting a crackdown by Paterson Police, beginning today. Young people have been showing up to remote streets near industrial or commercial businesses to have wild and illegal parties. Videos and photographs document one such recent gathering on Alabama Avenue in the city’s 6th Ward. “So this block was filled with about 70, 80 cars and about 150 people just partying to 4, 5, 6 in […]

  • East Newark elects first female mayor in history

    EAST NEWARK, N.J. — For the first time in it’s 124-year history, East Newark is set to see its first female mayor. The current mayor has held the office for 32 years, but Dina Grilo’s grassroots campaign changed that this week. “I don’t have political aspirations. I was just doing it for the community,” Grilo stated today while reflecting on her campaign. Community members kept coming to her with problems.  The recreation program being closed and a lack of community […]

  • Special needs children erroneously told to leave prom early

    HILLSBOROUGH – A New Jersey school district admits a group of special needs students were forced to leave prom early and now district officials are calling that a mistake. Their parents are demanding accountability and answers from the district, about why their kids special night was ruined. “I was dancing with my friends having a good time,” said 17-year-old Luke Myers, who attended Hillsborough High School’s prom as a guest. He has special needs and attends a separate school but […]

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