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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
  • Mega Millions jackpot soars to new heights, Powerball rising too

    GARFIELD, NJ — The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in U.S. history at $1.6 billion and growing. No one won last week’s top prize, so the jackpot keeps swelling as more and more ticket buyers test their chances for a lucky ticket. “I thought I had one last week and it didn’t work out, so who knows,” said Domenick Librera. “I think more than one person should win.” While the massive jackpot remains, there were five winning $1 million […]

  • Jersey City family looking for answer after dog attack

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — A Jersey City family is looking for answers after their son was viciously attacked by a pit bull while walking home from school. The 16-year-old had to be hospitalized. A woman was walking the dog when the boy got bit, but the teen says she failed to pull the dog back or ask if he was okay. Derrick Holley, 16, had to get a dozen stitches. “It charged at me and bit me on my leg,” […]

  • Scare in the supermarket forges life-changing relationship between two friends

    HOWELL, N.J. — Marianne LaPlante went food shopping with her mom at the new Aldi supermarket on Route 9 in Howell last Thursday. Once inside, she felt sick and collapsed. “And we heard bang! A loud bang. And a woman screamed for help,” recalled Lisa Manoy, who was shopping with her daughter in a different aisle. Manoy was a nurse for 12 years, so she rushed toward the noise. “If she didn’t do that, we wouldn’t be talking right now,” […]

  • NJ parents alarmed over carbon dioxide in middle school; superintendent says the air is safe

    MIDDLESEX, NJ —  Parents in Middlesex, New Jersey say they’re scared their kids have been breathing in too much carbon dioxide in the classroom. But the school superintendent says the air is safe — and that the district is doing everything it can to keep it that way. Many parents claim their kids are feeling unwell and they believe it’s from breathing in unhealthy air. “Headaches, nausea, he says, ‘Oh, I’m going to throw up,'” said Fabiola Ramirez, whose son […]

  • NJ voters turn out in force ahead of Tuesday night registration deadline

    NEWARK, NJ — Essex County is seeing a spike in the number of people registering to vote ahead of next month’s midterms. Tuesday is the last day you can register to vote or change your address before the November election. “Today is a very busy day,” said Essex County Clerk Christopher Durkin. “I would say it’s the busiest midterm election for voter registrations that we have had.” So far there’s been an uptick of at least 20,000 people who have […]

  • Off-duty police officer killed in Linden crash with tractor-trailer

    LINDEN, New Jersey — Hillside Police Officer Giovanni Esposito, 30, was killed while off-duty in an overnight car accident that happened in Linden, say officials. Esposito was in a white Acura SUV just after 2 a.m. when it struck the back of a tractor-trailer that was stopped at a red light on the northbound side. “The SUV overturned into the southbound lanes of Route 1 and at that point both passengers were ejected,” said Linden Police Lt. Chris Guenther. Linden Police are […]

  • Newark warns 30,000 residents: Do not drink the water

    NEWARK — High lead levels have been found in the water in thousands of homes and businesses in Newark – as a result, the city is distributing 40,000 free water filters. Old lead service lines have been in the ground in Newark, and many old cities, for decades. The city says it wasn’t until recently that lead chips began breaking off the service lines, and leaching into the water. The way the city was treating the water to prevent this […]

  • NJ volunteers deploy to Hurricane Michael disaster zone

    Volunteers from New Jersey are on their way to the hardest hit areas in the Florida Panhandle, while other volunteers from The Red Cross, PSE&G and local first responders are standing by. “You generally don’t know what you’re going into,” said Julie Daigle, one volunteer who is set to fly out Friday to provide aid with The Red Cross. “I’ve got my sleeping bag and camp roller ready to set. Usually we are in staff shelters. You’re on a cot […]

  • Students at William Paterson University are living in mold-infested dorms

    WAYNE, N.J. – The dark-colored fungus is spreading down from the ceiling, walls and even all over their stuff. The University says they are working to remediate it, but students say it’s not fast enough. Omarr Kaba and his suite mates say they’ve been living like this for weeks. “It’s, you know, it’s unsafe,” said Kabal “We are paying to live here and to go here. And this is unacceptable really.” Kabal lives in Heritage Hall. Chadwyck Linwood, another student, […]

  • NJ Transit audit finds shortfalls in planning, hiring and technology investment

    METUCHEN, N.J. — Key findings from a New Jersey Transit audit released today found that the agency needs to do a better job at planning for the future; and NJ Transit needs to make some major investments in technology, so workers can quickly see what’s going on across the system and so customers can know when there is a problem expeditiously. “We are not going to let this audit collect dust,” said Murphy. Governor Phil Murphy ordered this review right […]