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
  • Hip-hop legend, actor Eric B. released after being jailed in NJ on 17-year-old warrant: lawyer

    NEW JERSEY — Prolific hip-hop musician and actor Eric B. had been sitting behind bars in New Jersey since October for a warrant from nearly 20 years ago, according to his attorney. Eric B., real name Louis Eric Barrier, was jailed on Oct. 28 on a 2002 warrant for failing to appear in court, his lawyer, Patrick Toscano, told PIX11’s Nicole Johnson. In 2001, Barrier was stopped by Ridgefield Park Police and things escalated into a chase and a crash […]

  • Land of opportunity: the evolution of landfills, from dumps to development

    Where some see dumps, developers see prime real estate. Others see fields of opportunity or open space, including the biggest park New York City has ever seen: Freshkills on Staten Island. Developers are buying up former garbage heaps to build warehouses, homes and roads. “It shows you the opportunities we do have with some of our reclaimed industrial landscapes,” said Science and Research Development Manager at Freshkills Park Cait Field. Standing atop a mound of buried garbage at Freshkills, it’s […]

  • Jersey City set to re-open water fountains at 15 schools after lead remediation

    JERSEY CITY – Jersey City’s Board of Education says the pipes have been replaced in 15 public schools where lead in drinking water was a problem. Water fountains are set to reopen to kids in the coming weeks. There are still 25 more schools the district has a lot of work to do on — before kids can have access to safe drinking water. “We are satisfied that it is being addressed,” said Brigid D’Souza, a mom of two and […]

  • Children write NJ governor to end lunch shaming

    FREEHOLD — More than 40 kids from over half a dozen school districts in New Jersey are banding together in an effort to end lunch shaming. Lunch shaming is when kids who can’t pay for school lunch get punished, called out or embarrassed because their parents can’t or don’t pay. In some cases, lunch shaming may include banning a child from extra curricular activities, like sports or prom. “It’s a very embarrassing experience. I witnessed it happen to a couple […]

  • Texas charity donates six pallets of bottled water to Newark residents amid water crisis

    NEWARK, NJ — As the city of Newark works to get the lead out of water, Newark residents are working to bring more bottled water in. The J.B. Dondolo Foundation, a charity based in Dallas, Texas, flew in Monday to donate six pallets of water. They’ve built water filtration systems for women and children in Zimbabwe. “Since we’re all about water and found out there was a problem in New Jersey we coordinated with the Bishop to come here and […]

  • NJ church pays off student lunch debt in 5 school districts

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Liquid Church congregants have paid off lunch debt for thousands of local school children. School districts in south Jersey and across the country come under fire for creating policies that would keep kids from extra-curricular activities or even prom, evoking anger and cries of ‘lunch shaming’ when kids can’t afford to pay. Liquid Church Lead Pastor Tim Lucas said the donation was not political, simply a blessing. “Let’s just be the body of Christ and feed kids. […]

  • Dog leads NJ police to accident victim’s home

    FAIR LAWN, NJ — A New Jersey man is fighting for his life after being hit by a car. His loved ones found out he was in danger thanks to the family dog. “He had an American bulldog named Mr. Wrinkles who was running around,” said Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler. “The victim did not have any identification on him so they did not know where he had come from.” Police got the 911 call after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday […]

  • It’ s full steam ahead on a new commuter rail station project for North Brunswick

    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A new train station is coming to North Brunswick, New Jersey. It’s expected to take pressure off the heavily crowded NJ TRANSIT station at Metro Park, and hopefully it will take some traffic off Routes 1 an 9 at rush hour. Middlesex County is moving forward with a $50 million contribution from the state and $20 million in county funding. “This is gonna be a game changer for North Brunswick,” said Governor Phil Murphy. Right now, […]

  • Polls open for early voting in New York

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — After years of waiting, the polls opened today for early voting in New York. For the first time ever, New Yorkers can vote on weekends, and voters will sign-in on a digital screen rather than a paper poll book. Mayor Bill de Blasio showed up at his polling station in Park Slope to cast his ballot 10 days before Election Day on November 5th. “Early voting is so much easier,” said the Mayor. “Finally bringing New […]

  • Restaurant adds room specifically for kids with autism and their families

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A Toms River mom and restaurant owner is creating something special for children with disabilities: a place where they can go out to eat and not feel overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds. “We are creating AN environment where families are comfortable,” said Monica Hmielewski, who owns Riv’s Toms River Hub with her family, who have been in the business for over 30-years. She’s creating ‘Chase’s Friends Zone’, a private room currently under construction within […]

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