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

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You can now get free at-home rapid tests mailed to your house from the federal government: How Wisconsinites can sign up

How to spot a fake: The signs your N95 mask isn’t real & where to find ones that are

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Non-profits in crisis: From an emergency blood shortage to record demand at local shelters, how to help Madison’s most in need

Your cloth mask is no longer cutting it: What Madison doctors say you should be using instead

‘That has gotta be the most expensive way you can get tested:’ At-capacity hospitals urge people not to visit the ER for COVID tests

Sauk Prairie teacher wins national award for eco-education program

Jenna McCann is one of only 12 teachers to receive the 'Harmony Hero' award

MMSD to make announcement about students’ return Thursday as superintendent defends pivot to virtual learning

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The Dane County market runs each Saturday from January 8 through April 9

More people are now Googling questions about COVID-19 tests than vaccines. We asked a local doctor to answer them.

I have COVID… now what?! A breakdown of what symptomatic, asymptomatic people can expect

‘It didn’t have to be this way’: Local doctors say current COVID surge was preventable

UW Health Dr. Jeff Pothof shares what he wishes all Wisconsinites would do in 2022

Lucille, other local businesses, to require proof of vaccination

Madison restaurant requiring partygoers to show proof of vaccination, booster before ringing in 2022

‘This is something that happens in underdeveloped countries’: Madison hospitals at capacity as PHMDC warns there’s more omicron here than confirmed

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Local bakers work 12+ hour days, filling thousands of orders before Christmas

It's the holiday homestretch for Dane County's busiest bakeries

On par with Dane County’s human population, 80% of local zoo animals have received the COVID-19 vaccine

The average family is spending an extra $30/week on groceries: How to cut down on your bill

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Is now the right time to fly? What to know before booking your winter vacation

$100+ tips, free school supplies, & more: Why one Wisconsin man is surprising strangers with random acts of kindness

78% of small business owners say holiday sales will determine whether they remain open in 2022

‘Most people are doing it wrong’: How much salt to use & how slow to drive as first snowfall looms

From AAA to the Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison officials prepare for December snow

How quickly could modified COVID-19 booster vaccines become available in Dane County?

Why this December is different: Doctors explain why Dane County is better off than last year, even as hospitalizations near 2020 highs

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‘Crafty Fair’ gives small businesses a platform to shine, Madisonians a place to shop local

The 11th annual event is back at the Goodman Community Center all weekend

Having trouble finding a booster appointment around Madison? 3 tips to find a shot soon(ish)

The meaning behind the colorful mittens for sale in 30+ Madison-area businesses

Marcus Theatres will offer ‘vaccine-required’ shows starting Friday

State Street’s newest BIPOC business owners ask for your support as holiday shopping season begins

Restaurateur launches capital campaign to bring pay-what-you-can concept to Madison

How soon, how much gas prices will fall for Wisconsin drivers after Biden taps into oil reserves

Will you need three shots to be considered ‘fully vaccinated’ in Wisconsin?

With boosters now available to all, the definition could change

United Way of Dane County looking for volunteers to fill 500+ opportunities through New Year’s Eve

What are YOU doing this Thanksgiving? Madison doctors share their plans for first major family meal in two years