ANCHORS NEWS CENTER IN THE MORNING & NEWS CENTER @ NOON
Christina Arangio is an anchor for NEWS CENTER in the morning and NEWS CENTER at Noon. She joined the NEWS CENTER team in late-April of 2007. A native of Long Island, she is very happy to be back in her home state of New York!
Before coming to Albany, Christina spent seven years as an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate in Orlando, Florida. At WFTV, she anchored live breaking news coverage of the space shuttle Columbia disaster, which helped earn the station a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has covered the devastating aftermath of tornadoes and Category 3 hurricanes, to campaign stops by President Bush, and a deadly Amtrak derailment! Her reports stopped a family of felons from running check cashing stores throughout Central Florida. She also exposed phony doctors practicing medicine illegally, a deputy fire chief for sexual misconduct, and a local mayor who broke city codes.
Prior to moving to Central Florida to be with her husband, she worked as a weekend morning/noon anchor and general assignment reporter for WTAE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh. Throughout her broadcasting career, she has covered a wide range of stories that impact people's lives, like the time she exposed an underground mine fire in a Pittsburgh suburb, forcing authorities to take action and restore the community.
Christina has also worked at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania and WLYH-TV in Harrisburg, PA. During her time in Pennsylvania, she covered presidential visits by President Clinton. She was also part of the TWA Flight 800 coverage, and received a first place spot news award for the deadly shooting at Penn State University. Christina has received numerous awards for her reporting, including five for spot news.
Christina grew up in North Massapequa, New York, and began her broadcast journalism career as an assignment editor at News 12 Long Island. There, Christina was instrumental in the station's coverage of the Long Island Railroad Massacre in 1993.
Christina graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in television-radio communications, specializing in broadcast journalism. She is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Rho national broadcasting honor society and the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. Christina is also a three time recipient of the Jessica Savitch Communications Scholarship.
She believes very strongly in giving back to those who are in need and has donated time to the Children's Miracle Network to raise money for children with serious illnesses. Christina is a frequent contributor to several local and national charities including the National Brain Tumor Society. She is committed to raising awareness about people diagnosed with brain tumors and hopes to help increase funding for research.
Christina is an avid runner and enjoys writing and gardening. Most of all, she cherishes the precious time she spends with her husband and their two children!
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