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

FAVORITES
Music: Dawes
Movie: Elf
TV Show: Any of Anthony Bourdain’s … and also The Office
Book: East of Eden, John Steinbeck
Food: Yes
Local Restaurant: Still exploring, but Hai Hai is an early fave
Hidden MN Gem: You tell me!
Sport/Exercise: Soccer and cycling
Historical Figure: Sally Ride
Quote: “There is nothing so stable as change.” — Bob Dylan
Favorite Minnesotan: … Bob Dylan
Word: Happenstance
Vacation Spot: The mountains
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Planet: Earth is pretty cool

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? It depends!
Cats or Dogs? Dogs, preferably weird ones
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

The Midwest is a new adventure for Christiane, after spending the past nine years exploring three states in three different regions! Learning new communities is one of the biggest perks that drew Christiane to journalism, and she couldn’t be more thrilled to start making Minnesota home.

Christiane enjoys telling all kinds of stories, especially ones that affect you as a consumer. Today, that covers everything from the changing retail landscape, to product safety, to your best friend Google who you trust with all of your secrets. It’s a brave new world, and a fascinating one!

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 spent a year or so dabbling with consumer stories before diving in full time, as 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 has also interviewed former HUD secretary Julián Castro, three of the first female World War II Marines and has reported live aboard a US Coast Guard ice cutter. Safe to say she won’t shy away from a good story, regardless of the topic. That deep respect for storytelling is one of many things that excite her about 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 exploring new places (send your faves!) with her fiancé and their very strange dogs, and is always up for a good meal and great conversation.

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