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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
  • Brooklyn woman found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Neighbors in a quiet Brooklyn apartment building were stunned to see police investigating the death of a neighbor who was found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet. “I live in the building for 5 years. It’s my first time seeing police here,” said Ojainis Gine, who lives on the sixth floor. The woman has been identified as Kyinar Thein, 58, of apartment 5A. The 911 call came in at 6:43 a.m. from 260 Lenox Rd. Thein […]

  • Timeline uncertain for residents after steam pipe explosion

    FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan —  Hundreds of displaced residents and employees are still being told they can’t go inside the 3-block “hot zone” where a steam pipe exploded on Fifth Avenue on Thursday morning. The area remains blocked off due to the risk of asbestos exposure. Firefighters worked to hose down the facades of the buildings that may have been showered with the carcinogenic substance on Saturday. Crews set up sandbags and a drainage system to prevent contaminated water from running […]

  • NJ beaches could be smoke-free by July 4th, but will it be enforced?

    New Jersey bans smoking on beaches, public parks

    LONG BRANCH, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on the boardwalk in Long Branch Friday that will ban smoking on most of New Jersey’s beaches, boardwalks and public parks. About 15 percent of public spaces can be reserved by a municipality for smokers and parking lots are also exempt. But if you are caught lighting up in the majority non-smoking areas, you could face some stiff fines starting in January 2019. The law stipulates a $250 fine for a first […]

  • Jersey City can’t decriminalize marijuana, NJ attorney general says

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — New Jersey’s attorney general told Jersey City on Friday that it doesn’t have the power to decriminalize marijuana, a day after the municipality said it would downgrade possession of the drug to a misdemeanor. A letter from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to chief Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut told the city’s chief prosecutor that he doesn’t have the legal authority to do so, but Hudnut said the despite the missive from Trenton, the decree to decriminalize […]

  • Jersey City becomes 1st to decriminalize marijuana in NJ

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Marijuana possession has been downgraded to a misdemeanor in Jersey City as of Thursday. Causing a public nuisance with marijuana possession, such as smoking in a public park near children, can still land users in court, but now it won’t give users a criminal record. Instead, they could face a $50 fine or five hours community service, whereas before they could be looking at jail time. Jersey City made the policy change with the hope of inspiring other towns […]

  • Jersey City firefighters save 11-year-old girl from drowning

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Jersey City firefighters happened to be standing nearby doing community outreach when they heard the lifeguard’s whistle blow at the Lafayette Pool. “When we came out, we saw a young girl having a seizure in the water,” firefighter Mark Lee said. “She was drowning and the lifeguard behind me and the mother were holding her head above the water.” Lee and several other firefighters rushed to help her. They helped the lifeguard get her out of the water […]

  • Fast-moving fire tears through businesses in Passaic

    PASSAIC, N.J. — A fire broke out in the kitchen of a Passaic restaurant Monday night and quickly spread to several connected storefronts, calling five fire departments to fight the fast-moving blaze. Firefighters responded to the fire shortly after 10 p.m. at 63 Lexington Ave., the location of South American restaurant El Chevere. By the time the fire started, most of the businesses were already closed. Passaic Fire Chief Patrick Tretacost said any remaining workers were able to get themselves out. […]

  • Fourth child dies after house fire in Union City, NJ: officials

    UNION CITY, N.J. — A fourth child has died after a fire ripped through a Union City home last week, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said Monday. A 13-year-old boy died from injuries he suffered during the July 13 fire that broke out at a home on 25th Street, according to a tweet from the Prosecutor’s Office. The fire took more than two hours to get under control. The teen is the fourth child to die as a result of the […]

  • 3 children dead, several injured in Union City, NJ house fire

    UNION CITY, N.J. — Three children were killed when a fire ripped through two multi-family homes on 25th Street in Union City on Friday morning, according to Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. A family liaison confirmed two of the victims as cousins Mailyn Wood, 5, and Jason Gonzalez, 2. Officials said the third victim, a 7-year-old boy, died at the hospital hours later. Four civilians remain hospitalized, including two children who remain in critical condition, a woman in critical condition and […]

  • Career firefighter recovers Jet Ski, keys still in the ignition, 6 years after Hurricane Sandy

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Doug Ferrigno is back to joy-riding his favorite Jet Ski, but it’s been a long road. He lost his Toms River home to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He was just able to move back in April. Then came a surprising reunion. “On July 2, I get a phone call from Brick Township Police Department that they found my lost Jet Ski,” Ferrigno said. “At first, I thought it was a prank.” The Seadoo Jet Ski was found 6 […]