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

'It would kill him': Fearful of what could happen if their immunocompromised son gets COVID, local family encouraged by ongoing UW study

Researchers are studying ways to get kids with underlying conditions safely back in the classroom

'Madison Eats' rebrands after business drops 80% during pandemic

Madison-area fall farms thrive as pandemic persists

How much say should parents give kids? Local doctors answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine rollout for kids under 12

Madison Public Market remains on track to open in 2023, despite site's current use as homeless shelter

Madison woman creates non-profit to tackle pancreatic, brain, & colon cancers

The 'Ebony Eyes Foundation' just earned its 501c3 certificate in August 2021

Smaller menus & shorter hours: How the pandemic has permanently changed Madison-area restaurants

Dane County restaurants lost 44% of their workforce during the pandemic

Dane County received 280 complaints, but issued no citations during September mask mandate

New numbers released as health officials extend emergency order through Nov. 5

Meet the Madison twenty-somethings who quit their corporate jobs to start their own food businesses

How Therese Merkel & Shelby Olstad's 'pandemic pivots' paid off

Until there's a cure, UW Health researchers say doing these 3 things can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's

Madison's 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' is Sunday, Oct. 3rd

All UW Health, SSM Health employees must be vaccinated by Friday. How close are they to 100%?

Wisconsin's suicide rate didn't increase as much as experts feared

How to help your favorite charities when you don't have money to spare

With donations down at non-profits nationwide, Susan G. Komen makes case for virtual walk

10% of Wisconsin restaurants went out of business during the pandemic, according to new estimate by the WRA

How you can help ensure some of your favorites survive this week

Schuster's Farm kicks off 28th fall season Saturday

What's new at the family-owned farm in 2021

$376 fines in Madison, $263 outside city limits: How Dane County is enforcing its latest mask mandate

Police say parents may want to take down 'back to school' posts, warn criminals could use information to stalk children

How 9/11 changed the way firefighters do their jobs in Madison

Researchers warn future pandemics are not a matter of 'if,' but 'when'

As travel industry rebounds, Dane County Regional offers a fraction of its pre-pandemic nonstop routes

Record-breaking Beloit College runner with cerebral palsy eyes 2024 Paralympics

'Its strange, to be honest,' Aaron Holzmueller said, of his newfound notoriety

Game day by the numbers: 70,000 Badger fans, $16+ million for Madison

Will Labor Day travel cause a surge in COVID cases? How soon we will know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is asking Americans to reconsider their plans, amid one of the worst COVID-19 surges of the pandemic

Trouble finding certain products at the grocery store? You're not alone.

From grocery giants to local chains, Wisconsin stores are once again struggling to keep their shelves stocked.

'Can I get my COVID and flu shots on the same day?': Answering questions about this year's flu season

From request to requirement: How soon MMSD could mandate all teachers receive the COVID-19 vaccine

'By Christmas, we will have shots ready to get into the arms of kids': But how are Madison districts keeping students under 12 safe until then?

Mum's the word! Local family to sell 'plants with a purpose' this weekend, raising money for Alzheimer's care, research

Get your mums at three Madison-area locations Saturday, Aug. 28th!

How close are Madison-area hospitals to reaching capacity?

Covid, ICU units filling up fast at delta variant spreads

'Back to normal' by Thanksgiving? Local doctors optimistic after Pfizer vaccine full approval

The Madison Reading Project is offering teachers 25 brand-new, diverse books for their classrooms

How you can give or get books, today!

Vaccinated in Wisconsin? When & where you can expect to get your booster shot

Local women create virtual 'portal' to help survivors of sexual assault in Dane County

Kim Curran & Rachel Sattler are pitching their idea as part of Madison's annual Forward Fest

Black Restaurant Week to end with tasting event featuring food carts, caterers, & vendors

Try a variety of meals at the 'Jamboree Food Taste,' Sunday, Aug. 13th

Waunakee becomes the latest Wisconsin district to require masks, regardless of vaccination status

99% of students will return to in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year

Masks for all, distancing cut in half: The latest back-to-school recommendations from Wisconsin's Dept. of Public Instruction