VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2018
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
Alma Mater: East Carolina University

FAVORITES
Music: Dawes
Movie: Elf
TV Show: The Office
Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Food: Yes
Local Restaurant: Hai Hai
Hidden MN Gem: Cuyuna Mountain Bike Trails
Sport/Exercise: Soccer and cycling
Historical Figure: Nellie Bly
Quote: “There is nothing so stable as change.” — Bob Dylan
Favorite Minnesotan: Kara Goucher
Word: Happenstance
Vacation Spot: The mountains
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth is pretty cool

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Either!
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Lots and lots of coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Mornings
East Coast vs. West Coast? West is best!
Star Trek or Star Wars? Meh
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Goose, but I think you already knew that

Christiane moved to Minnesota in May 2018, after spending nine years exploring three states in three regions. Living in different places has helped her understand the ever-changing world and, as a journalist, she loves bringing that understanding into your home.

Since arriving, Christiane has covered a wide range of stories, from the Minnesota State Fair, to the state legislature, to 10 days straight of George Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed.

Before WCCO, Christiane spent five years at WVIT in Connecticut. One of her most notable stories was that of Cassandra C, a 17-year-old girl who received forced chemotherapy as decided by the State Supreme Court. Christiane was also part of the station’s first consumer advocacy team called NBC Connecticut Responds. In two years, Responds recovered more than $250,000 for viewers.

Christiane is eager to find the heart of the story, whether it be about a military family spending Christmas 6,000 miles apart, graduating high school during a pandemic, or a raccoon climbing a St Paul skyscraper. The deep respect for storytelling is one of many things that brought her to WCCO and the Twin Cities market.

As a former college soccer player, Christiane loves giving back to the game through coaching and training young goalkeepers. She spends the rest of her free time biking, cooking and traveling. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and two dogs, and is always up for a good meal and great conversation.

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