Christina Lorey

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Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois

High School: Wheeling High School

College: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Other Journalism Experience: WQAD in the Quad Cities, IL/IA and WCIA in Champaign

Started at News 3 Now on: Jan. 4, 2018

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? The people! Everyone I’ve met so far has been incredibly welcoming, highly educated, and very active.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? The 2016 Iowa Caucus. I was positioned directly above Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press” set. It was inspiring to be in great journalistic company covering a historic election.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy trying to cook or bake new foods, tasting testing them (of course), and then working out (because it wouldn’t be healthy to sit around and eat ALL day!)

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Birthday cake, cotton candy, or vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles. I like my ice cream to look pretty.

What is the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you? I got stuck inside a water slide at the Dells. It was a body slide that was supposed to go upside down. I went up…only to come down in the same direction! I had to be rescued through an emergency trap in the slide.

What is your favorite place to vacation? Disney World. It’s called the “Happiest Place on Earth” for a reason! Every trip there feels magical.

Who is your hero and why? My mom. It seems like the obvious choice, but I don’t know anyone more humble, selfless, and truly beautiful, inside and out. If I turn out to be exactly like her, I’ll have done something right.

What is the worst job you have ever had? In high school, I shelved books at the local library. My boss routinely reprimanded me for recommending books to kids looking for a good read. I’m still a little bitter… I was just trying to help!

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? My dad’s mom, my Grandma Lorey. She died when I was one. My dad’s done a great job of keeping her memory alive, but I have a lot of questions I’d like to ask her firsthand. I’d like to give her a big hug, too!

What is your favorite tradition around the holidays? Spending Christmas Day at home with my family. I’m lucky to have always been able to go “home for the holidays.” I’m also lucky to have a family I love to go home to!

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Follow your passion. It will lead you to your purpose.” It’s an Oprah quote that I saw on a Starbucks cup. It inspired me to change my career path from law to journalism.

If you could relive any moment… what would that be? I would love to have a simple meal with my mom’s parents, my grandma and papa, at their house again.

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? I was sitting on the floor, tying my shoes, wondering why my mom was watching an action movie before she drove me to school. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a movie.

Articles

Montee Ball, Simone Biles reignite the conversation about athletes and their mental health

Local realtors to host school supply drive Aug. 1 to collect backpacks & more for homeless children

UW Health recruits Badger great Montee Ball to help with vaccine distribution

Popular Madison bookstore temporarily closes after downtown displacement, directs customers to the 'competition'

A Room of One's Own will reopen in the Atwood neighborhood this August

CrossFit athletes arrive in Madison for last-minute training, COVID testing

We see your comments about COVID on our Facebook page. Many of them are completely false.

Out celebrating the Bucks' win? Doctors say you should watch for these COVID symptoms, even if you are fully vaccinated

Local doctors: All unvaccinated people will eventually get some form of COVID

'You can get the vaccine or the virus. There's no third option.'

Two-thirds of white people are vaccinated. Two-thirds of Black people are not.

How Dane County doctors, community groups are working to improve vaccine access

Where to find 'Holy Cow': Madison's pay-what-you-can food truck

The Dane County Fair is donating $1 from Saturday ticket sales to Second Harvest's 'Adopt-a-Cow' campaign

The local foodbank helps provide fresh produce, like milk, to 125,000 people in need

A visitor's guide to the 2021 Dane County Fair

What to see & what to do, when the fair returns July 15-18

Study: Republicans are half as likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine as Democrats

Researchers say it's the result of misinformation

Local artists' passion project, a video of Madison by drone, goes viral

After city threatens to shut it down, E. Johnson community fridge finds a new home

'The cheese that put Wisconsin on the map': Lawmakers make the case for Colby as the official state cheese

'Freedom comes with tremendous responsibility': Doctors equate patriotism to vaccination

One day after 16-year-old exhibitor dies in crash, his siblings show his steer & raise $80,000

The money will be used to pay for Ben Chadwick's funeral

Hours after 16-year-old exhibitor dies in crash, Stoughton Fair to move forward with steer sale, use profits to pay for funeral

'I'm fed up as well': Madison's Mayor says latest East Washington fatality reemphasizes importance of 'Vision Zero'

CDC, Wisconsin doctors: Nearly every COVID-19 death is preventable, if you're vaccinated

Essential immigrant workers to pressure lawmakers to include citizenship option in national infrastructure bill

As the UW-Madison reopens, the Union Terrace remains capped at 35%

Madison is experiencing a building boom. But how many apartments will be affordable?

Nearly half of locals spend more than 30% of their income on rent

As vaccine demand dwindles, Wisconsin pharmacies scramble to schedule appointments before doses expire

As Wisconsin nears the 50% mark, Black people remain half as likely to get vaccinated as White people

3 tips to avoid crowds, get the best selection at the 2021 Dane County Farmers’ Market

Doctors are already warning Americans: This year's flu season could get bad

As the masks are coming off, the colds are coming on

A fourth option by fall: Doctors optimistic Novavax could help Wisconsin, the world reach herd immunity faster

Third-generation Clasen graduates culinary school, joins the family bakery

3 changes you'll notice when the Dane County Farmers' Market returns to the Square June 19th

Police reform, tax cuts, & running for re-election: A one-on-one with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

What will East Towne Mall look like in 2024? Madison city planners ask for input on 800+ acre redevelopment

Evers is running... against who? The current state of Wisconsin's gubernatorial, Senate races in 2022.

Ride the Drive was supposed to be 'downsized.' Why it took even more work to pull off this year.

A summer staple returns, thanks to hundreds of volunteers

Gigi's Playhouse is trying to get 1 million people to do one simple thing this weekend: Will you join?

The Madison Children's Museum is reopening Thursday, requiring masks for all

Madison theater chain to use new seating approach once the current health order expires