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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
  • NJ governor signs for new school bus safety laws

    PARAMUS, N.J. — After a tragic school bus crash in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed a package of four new laws into effect Monday, including safety training measures and state notification of any suspended licenses for school bus drivers. “Thanks to our actions in partnership with the Legislature, parents will be able to send their children to school knowing that school buses and school bus drivers are being held to extremely high standards designed to ensure the safety of […]

  • Gang member suspected of killing firefighter extradited to New York

    NEW BRUNSWICK N.J. — Joseph Desmond, 29, a gang member suspected of killing a New York City firefighter was in court in Friday. He answered questions from a Middlesex County, New Jersey judge. “Are you are aware you have been arrested as a fugitive of the State of New York?” asked Judge Colleen Flynn. “Yes,” Desmond said. Desmond agreed to be extradited back to New York where he will face a charge for violating parole. Police said Desmond is a […]

  • Cash flies onto NJ highway causing crashes, chaos

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — An armored truck spilled cash onto a New Jersey highway, causing chaos and traffic Thursday. An armored security truck started spilling cash on Route 3 West around 8:30 a.m.,  causing several motorists to exit their vehicles in an attempt to grab the money, authorities said. The incident resulted in two separate motor vehicle crashes and traffic on the highway, according to police. It was not immediately known if there were any injuries. Video captured motorists and […]

  • Jersey City police go undercover to catch package thieves

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — An undercover detective leaves a bait box on a Jersey City stoop. Meanwhile back at the precinct, plain clothes police already packed that box with a toy or some Nike sneakers. What an unwitting package thief does not know is that police also embedded a GPS tracking device inside every item. “Yesterday actually, this is what our first guy was caught with was the sneakers. He took it out of the box like that and he […]

  • Man arrested in road-rage death of FDNY firefighter: U.S. Marshals

    SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. — A man has been arrested in the death of a New York City firefighter, who died over the weekend following a suspected road-rage incident, U.S. Marshals confirmed Tuesday. Joseph Desmond, 29, was arrested at the Circle Inn Motor Lodge in New Jersey’s South Amboy area, U.S. Marshals said. It is not clear what charges he faces. The arrest was announced two days after police said officers responding to the Belt Parkway crash found 33-year-old Faizal Coto […]

  • New Jersey DWI crackdown begins Friday and will last through New Year’s Day

    NEW JERSEY — Police across New Jersey will be stopping drivers starting Friday night and through the holidays as part of a statewide ‘drive sober or get pulled over campaign.’ The state distributed $775,500 in grants to 161 departments across all 21 counties to help pay for the overtime. “We do sobriety checkpoints,” said Belleville Det. Lt. John McAloon. “We’ve added extra cars, we’ve also added saturation patrols.” Belleville is one of the departments that got a grant, but dozens […]

  • Lawmakers probe deadly NJ outbreak

    TRENTON, N.J. — Nearly two dozen children at a long-term care facility showed symptoms of a viral infection and two had died by the time New Jersey’s health department was notified about the outbreak this fall, said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, the department’s top official. At a hearing Monday on the deaths of 11 children at the facility, Elnahal told a legislative committee that he has formed new internal policy requiring him and his principal deputy to be notified of any […]

  • Man accused of arson, killing brother’s family in Colts Neck pleads not guilty

    FREEHOLD, N.J. — Paul Caneiro, 51, of Ocean Township pleaded not guilty to murdering his brother, Keith Caneiro, and Keith’s wife and children, before allegedly setting the family’s house on fire to cover it up. Prosecutors believe Caneiro later set his own house on fire to create the illusion that he is also a victim in all of this. Caneiro appeared in Monmouth County Superior Court today in a green jail jumpsuit, with shackles on his wrists and ankles. His […]

  • Dog found 9 months after she went missing in NJ

    HACKENSACK, NJ — A dog that went missing in February has been found, after traveling 21miles across Bergen County. She zig-zagged from Riverdale, to Washington Township and some other towns, before ending up in Hackensack. “One of the neighbors on the street we caught her in said that the daughter saw her steal a dog bed off someones porch nd carried it a block away,” said Lisa Rose Rublack of Bloomingdale. Zina was originally adopted from Tennessee, but just days after […]

  • Christmas light fight: Couple says NJ town to fine them $50,000 over display

    OLD BRIDGE, NJ – A Christmas light show in Old Bridge, New Jersey has been bringing families joy for more than 15 years, but now the family that puts it on says the town is trying to shut them down. “We had a meeting with the Mayor and the Chief of Police the other night and they blatantly told us that this is what you will pay in order to put this Christmas light display on this year” said Kris […]