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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
  • Cow escapes truck, wanders NJ highway

    PATERSON, N.J. — A cow was seen wandering a New Jersey highway early Thursday. The cow was aboard a trailer heading to a slaughterhouse when it somehow kicked the door open while on Route 80 near Paterson, police officials said. Brianna the cow wandered through the highway’s lanes before police were able to close in on the animal. According to Paterson Animal Control, the cow jumped off the second level of the truck and hurt her leg. The cow was […]

  • 4 dead after car collides with tanker truck on Garden State Parkway

    BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Four people, including two brothers, are dead after a car collided with a tanker truck early Wednesday. It happened just before 3 a.m. on the Garden State Parkway near Berkeley Township. A car collided with a tanker truck near mile marker 81.3 on the southbound lanes of the parkway, New Jersey State Police said. The four occupants of the car were initially listed in serious condition, but police later said they died. The victims have been […]

  • Struggling Paterson all-boys school works to turn things around

    PATERSON, N.J. — In April, a Paterson all-boys school was ranked among worst in the state. But just a few months later, the district says things are turning around. They are taking a unique approach that taps into the hearts and minds of these young men. “I’m in the third-grade, and I’m thankful for friends and family,” said one student. Fifty-five boys, grades three through seven, start their day at Paterson’s Young Men’s Leadership Academy this way. “My name is […]

  • New Jersey’s Green Rush: Local entrepreneurs set up to cash in on legal cannabis

    TRENTON, N.J. — Entrepreneur Maurice Hallett has got a vision and the space. He’s just waiting for recreational marijuana to become legal. A vote by lawmakers appears imminent in the new year. “So back here we’ve got our DJ booth and then we’ve got a stage here for live entertainment,” said Hallet, pointing to the back of an empty room. There are exposed wires, duct work and raw wood framing all around us. “I’ve always wanted to get into the […]

  • Search underway for masked gunman who fatally shot gas station clerk in New Jersey

    EDISON, N.J. — Police are searching for a tall, thin man in a black mask and a maroon hoodie who walked up to a store clerk pointing a gun. It happened inside a Speedway gas station store on Amboy Avenue in Edison around 4 a.m. The clerk, John Bertram, 38, of Fords, New Jersey, handed over the cash. But the gunman shot him on his way out anyway. Another employee who witnessed the shooting was unharmed. “I frequent the gas […]

  • 30K donated toys delivered after Santa’s helicopter ride into Newark

    NEWARK – Santa paid a special visit to the city of Newark today. He arrived by helicopter from the North Pole this afternoon to visit some very special children, those whose lives were touched by gun violence or whose homes were destroyed by fire this year. Liya Williams, 6, was among them. She was struck by a stray bullet this summer. “Dad was with her and she was with her siblings, and they were coming from a fireworks show,” said […]

  • Federal judge signals she will not order Newark to distribute water filters to Wanaque water system customers

    NEWARK — A federal judge has signaled that she will side with the city and she will not order Newark to distribute water filters to Wanaque water system customers. The city of Newark has two separate water systems – the Wanaque and the Pequannock. The city maintains that Wanaque customers have largely been unaffected by the city’s water crisis. “The water meets the federal rules for safe drinking water,” said Eric Klein, an attorney representing the city. The Pequannock has […]

  • 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 […]