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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
  • Principal installs laundromat to wash out bullying in NJ high school

    NEWARK, N.J. — The principal at West Side High School in Newark wants to combat bullying by offering students a free place to wash their clothes on school grounds. Principal Akbar Cook has converted the football team’s locker room into a laundromat, complete with 10 commercial washers and dryers. “It’s a bullying factor that no one is talking about,” Cook said. “The kids are being bullied because they don’t have the means to wash their clothes.” Cook recalled an incident a couple […]

  • ‘Unusual’ swimming ban lifted at ocean-side beaches in Seaside Heights

    SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. — For the first time in over 20 years, beachgoers were told not to swim at ocean-side beaches in Seaside Heights on Thursday due to negative water quality tests. The affected beaches were reopened to swimmers as of 2 p.m. Swimming had not been banned at bay-side beaches, Mayor Anthony Vaz said. “As a mayor of a community that thrives on tourism, you know, I don’t like it. But I know it’s for protection of people. They […]

  • WWII memorial vandalized, historic submarine flooded in NJ

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Veterans in New Jersey are devastated after vandals desecrated a World War II museum and memorial. Police are looking for whoever broke into the U.S.S. Ling submarine and flooded it, destroying priceless artifacts. The culprits also pried four bronze plaques off a memorial that stands in remembrance of 3,000 submariners who were killed in World War II. “The memorial means everything to me,” said Joseph Mongeli, 97. Mongeli served on a submarine for three years during World […]

  • Heavy rain floods more homes in NJ; resident points to nearby development

    HOWELL, N.J. — Heavy rain this week caused more flooding in New Jersey, collapsing bridges and filling houses with water, and on Tuesday Gov. Phil Murphy declared a state of emergency in five counties in the state. “I lost my whole freaking house,” said Robert Salomon, a resident on Pine Needle Road in Howell. His house is not in a flood zone, but on Monday a foot of water flowed through his first floor. His neighbors on Cherry Lane saw […]

  • State of emergency issued in parts of NJ after devastating floods

    NEW JERSEY — A state of emergency was issued in parts of N.J. after powerful storms left some residents without a home and the entire state bracing for what could come next. Chief James Riccio of the Brick Township Police declared a state of emergency after extensive flood forced over 100 evacuations in the Greenbriar I Community. Drone footage released by police shows some water reaching the roofs of some houses. The National Weather Service (NWS) said Brick Township received […]

  • Residents recovering after flooding devastates parts of New Jersey

    LITTLE FALLS, NJ — The town of Little Falls is requesting state assistance from Governor Phil Murphy after 42 cars from a local dealership washed into the Peckman River and got lodged under a Route 46 overpass, creating a wall of water that eventually crested over the highway and into the Jackson Park residential section of town. The Mayor said they are investigating whether the Jeep-Chrysler dealer on Route 46 had cars parked too close to the river. The governor toured the damage in Little Falls Monday evening. Some houses […]

  • Amid reports of TSA security scale down, lawmakers push for metal gates to protect cockpit

    MIDLAND PARK, N.J. — Amid reports that the TSA is considering eliminating security screenings at 150 airports, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for a vote on the Saracini bill. This legislation is named for Victor Saracini, the pilot of United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center on September 11th. In the eyes of his widow, 9/11 could have been prevented. “It’s because of one thing and one thing only,” said […]

  • Bergen County creates task force to target homelessness among young adults

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — An executive order was signed Thursday to establish the Young Adult Homelessness Task Force, aimed at providing support to adults aged 18 to 24 in the arena of mental and physical health, job training, affordable housing and more. “It takes a village, or in this case a county, and working together we can ensure we are offering a full complement of services in a more efficient way than any one agency or government could do on its […]

  • Teens plead not guilty in killing of pizza deliveryman in NJ

    PATERSON, N.J. — Two teens pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery and weapons charges in the killing of a pizza deliveryman in New Jersey. Andy DeJesus, 18, and Joel Nunez, 18, made their first appearance before a Passaic County Superior Court judge on Wednesday. Investigators said the Garfield teens robbed, shot and killed a pizza delivery driver. They will remain in jail pending a trial. Detention hearings are scheduled for both on Friday. Police arrested a third person in the […]

  • Highest-ranking woman at Port Authority Police Department retires

    WEEHAWKEN, N.J. — Assistant Chief Norma Hardy attended her last roll call for officers on duty at the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday. Hardy joined the force in 1993, just weeks before the World Trade Center bombing. She was underground when the blast rocked the building, but she led people out and went onto rise to the rank of inspector in 2011 and assistant chief in 2013. She will now retire. “I’m the same way I was when I came on […]