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
  • Treatment underway in Newark to attack high lead levels in drinking water

    NEWARK, NJ — After months of planning, testing and construction, Newark officials announced Tuesday that orthophosphates are now being added to the city’s water system to reduce high levels of lead in drinking water. “Orthophoshate works by tying up the lead that is in the water and it forms a coating on the pipes,” said Sarah Kutzing, a water consultant hired by the city. “That coating on the pipes essentially acts as a physical barrier to prevent the water from […]

  • Newark kicks off MTV VMA’s coming to Prudential Center

    NEWARK, NJ — MTV’s Moon Man planted his flag in Newark, New Jersey Monday. The biggest stars in music will be on stage on August 26 when the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards are held at the Prudential Center. “We’re so grateful that Newark was on their radar. That they choose to land the moon guy right here in the city of Newark,” said Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. It’s the first time the VMAs will be held in New Jersey. […]

  • NJ firefighter calls for attorney general to investigate rape allegations against academy instructor

    NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey firefighter who claims her fire academy instructor raped, bound, beat, burned and tortured her spoke publicly Friday for the first time. The identity of sexual assault victims is typically protected, but 25-year-old Ashley Stanfield said she felt compelled to come forward. Rape charges have not been filed. “Not a day goes by that I don’t suffer from the anguish that this attack has caused me,” she told reporters, after recounting the day of her […]

  • Conservationist fights to preserve historic building in Jersey City

    JERSEY CITY – It was the site of an early television broadcast in 1930 and also where Frank Sinatra celebrated his parents’ wedding anniversary in 1963. Today, most know Casino-in-the-Park for its decades as a catering hall, but the building has been vacant since Hudson County’s lease with the last operator expired in 2017. In February of this year, Hudson County issued a request for proposals to redevelop the site. Within that RFP, it states: “The entire existing structure and […]

  • Puppy found dead in weighted cage near New Jersey pond

    WEST MILFORD, N.J. — Police are investigating how a 10-week-old puppy was found dead inside a weighted cage near a pond in New Jersey. Michele Vanderploeg was driving down the road discovered the dog and called police. “Right away, I felt sick to my stomach,” Vanderploeg said. The 10-week-old female golden retriever was taken to an area vet who examined the dog and determined it drowned. “The crate was locked,” said Nancer Warner, founder of The Last Resort Rescue. “And […]

  • Lawsuit alleges ‘major cover-up’ of sexual abuse by Boy Scouts of America

    NEWARK — A former Boy Scout who claims he was sexually assaulted by his troop leader is suing the organization, not just for his own abuse but for the alleged cover up of thousands of cases across America. “I stayed silent about it for a long time,” said 47-year-old Richard Halvorson. “No more.” Halvorson said he was abused in 1982 at age 11 by his Boy Scout troop leader, Angelo Dellomo. Halvorson says Dellomo forced him to perform sex acts […]

  • Jersey City schools sue New Jersey over ‘unconstitutional’ loss of millions in funding

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Jersey City’s school district is suing the state of New Jersey for what it call unconstitutional funding cuts. The state plans to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the urban district over the next six years. This could mean mass teacher layoffs, larger class sizes, fewer extracurricular activities and reduced resources for students. “The Jersey City Board of Education will be forced to lay off 415 instructional and support staff to balance its […]

  • Glen Rock, NJ debates replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    GLEN ROCK, N.J. — More than 60 cities and states no longer celebrate Columbus Day — and Glen Rock, New Jersey is thinking about joining them. “Christopher Columbus doesn’t deserve that type of recognition,” said Syeda Islam on Glen Rock Main Street Friday. “It’s like more respectful to do it towards an Indigenous Peoples’ Day because they do deserve to like be remembered, that they suffered.” Further down Main Street, inside Giannella’s Bakery and Deli, a different take. “I don’t […]

  • Man wanted for attempted child luring at bus stop in East Brunswick

    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — A pickup truck driver is wanted for an attempted child luring at an East Brunswick bus stop, police said. The boy was at the corner of Arthur Street and Willow Street on Wednesday afternoon when a man drove up, rolled down his window and called out to 12-year-old Daniel Granadeiro. “Hey yo kid, come here,” the man said. “As soon as he did that I started running toward the direction of my house,” Granadeiro said. “I […]

  • Edison school board sues town for overcrowding crisis

    Edison’s School Board voted unanimously to sue the the township because their buildings are getting too crowded. “My son went through all of elementary school eating lunch on his desk; they don’t have a cafeteria,” said Shannon Peng, a mother of two and a school board member. She says they also tried adding biology classes, but couldn’t find the space. “Every classroom is taken,” she said. “You go into the high school when they’re changing classes – run! Well you […]

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