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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
  • About 1,200 NJ families still can’t go home 6 years after Superstorm Sandy

    UNION BEACH, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday that more money will now be available to homeowners still struggling to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, while people who already took out loans from the state to rebuild may now be able to have some or all of their debt forgiven. “We want to work with people who are struggling financially to determine what they can realistically contribute,” said Governor Murphy (D-NJ.) “We want to get them across the […]

  • Eighth child dies from infection at NJ health facility, separate outbreaking proving fatal at hospital

    NEWARK, NJ — An eighth child has died after being cared for at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. The State Department of Health is investigating and monitoring the facility after 24 have gotten sick, including an otherwise healthy staff member. State officials say the adenovirus typically preys on people with weakened immune systems in a healthcare setting. They believe the virus does not pose a threat to the general public. The department is also investigating a separate outbreak […]

  • Brooklyn woman found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet

    FLATBUSH, Brooklyn — Neighbors in a quiet Brooklyn apartment building were stunned to see police investigating the death of a neighbor who was found dead in her closet, wrapped in a bed sheet. “I live in the building for five years. It’s my first time seeing police here,” said Ojainis Gine, who lives on the sixth floor. The woman has been identified as Kyinar Thein, 58. She was a nurse, according to the Associated Press. The 911 call came in at […]

  • Video: NJ police officer, good Samaritan free woman from burning car

    NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — North Brunswick Police Officer Anthony Torres was on patrol on Route 130 Wednesday at around 3 p.m. when he noticed people pulling over and running toward the tree line, where smoke was billowing. He circled back and saw a car had crashed into a tree. He ran toward the car, but saw the driver was pinned down. “As soon as I got there, I knew I was going to have to go back and cut the seat […]

  • State surveillance underway at NJ facility where 7 children died from adenovirus

    HASKELL, N.J — After the death of seven children from adenovirus, with a total of 18 infected, state health officials confirmed Wednesday night that the state will maintain a permanent presence at the Wanaque Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Haskell until the deadly outbreak is over. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state health officials hosted a briefing outside the center late in the afternoon, which one concerned parent attended because she said she’s struggling to get answers from […]

  • 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 […]