Christina Lorey

Email Christina

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

40 years & 60 books later, this Madison-based bestselling author has no plans to retire

A conversation with Kevin Henkes: The man behind some of your children's favorite books

3 things to know about the 2021 Dane County Farmers' Market

The country's largest producers-only market begins its outdoor season April 10

What is the 'Day of the Badger'? UW-Madison fundraiser returns with new focus on student equity, diversity

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association to host second-ever event April 6-7

'This is for the future': How Michelle Clasen rebuilt her family-owned bakery during the pandemic

Help Wanted: Madison restaurants are hiring, but workers aren't applying

The industry-wide restaurant employee shortage has hit Wisconsin

Frontline Fatigue: One in four physicians knows a doctor who's died by suicide in the past year

News 3 Now spoke to local doctors about how they're keeping their mental health in check

Shaka Smart talks family, philosophy during first press conference as Marquette's head basketball coach

In Madison, women make 92 cents for every dollar men make. But that's not the real pay equity issue.

How a local businesswoman broke into a male-dominant industry

Local non-profit determined to find pandemic-born programs a permanent place in Madison

'Soups On!' is one of the initiatives Dane Buy Local hopes will help businesses survive a post-COVID economy

One year after 'Safer at Home,' these pandemic pivots at local restaurants could be here to stay

The semi-permanent shifts that could have a permanent place in Madison's dining scene

Travelers are coming back to Wisconsin. But there's still a long road ahead for the state's tourism industry

'A lot of people assume all Asian restaurants are the same:' Asian-owned businesses closing at higher rates during pandemic

'When was the last time you were racially attacked?': Madison's Asian community responds

New challenge encourages Wisconsin families to visit 66 State Parks this spring, summer, & fall

'Friends of Wisconsin Parks' unveils list of 20+ activities for visitors to complete

A first look inside the country's largest housing and service complex for veterans, now under construction in Madison

How late-season snow could alter the construction timelines of major Wisconsin projects

What happens when winter & construction season collide?

Forward Madison FC announces first-of-its kind group for fans living with disabilities

The Accessimingos are joining the Flock!

Local businesses join forces to help reopen & expand the Madison Children's Museum by summer

This Madison businessman is wearing a neon pink wig for a month. Here's why.

'Sometimes I need to be turned off by others. And sometimes I need to be turned off by myself.'

City of Madison lays groundwork for fairs, festivals to return as soon as this summer

New public health orders provide sense of 'cautious optimism'

Dane County Farmers' Market expected to announce plans for 2021 season this week

We know when it will start... but where?

With Chauvin's trial set to begin, Urban Triage asks Madison's white community, 'What have you done lately?'

The non-profit is launching its 'Co-Conspirator Workgroup' this month

Where & when to find Girl Scout cookies around Madison

HINT: Lots of places and very soon!

How to add your name to Wisconsin's new 'Vaccine Registry' and get notified when appointments become available

'I was shocked I got through': News 3's Mark Koehn shares how he was able to book his COVID vaccine appointment

Plus, 3 things to know when scheduling yours

Family visits, eating out, & travel: What changes, what doesn't after getting the coronavirus vaccine

Last call! What's next for Madison Magazine's 'Best of Madison' contest

The nomination period ends at midnight Feb. 28

The show will go on: 'International Fest' returns to Madison Feb. 27- March 4

Madison arts venues plan for post-pandemic world

Madison business owners explain how PPP loans saved them, as round three opens to 'the smallest of the small'

City planner, alder split on new proposal to redevelop West Towne Mall area into housing, offices, & parks

Madison's restaurants are banking on community support, Restaurant Week to pull them through the next few months

Nearly a year into the pandemic, some owners still have their dining rooms closed

Is the information you're getting about the coronavirus vaccines actually true?

We're breaking down what's true and what's not, with UW Health's Dr. Jeff Pothof

'This puts money where our mouths are': Lawmakers get to work, discuss updates to the state's antiquated unemployment benefit system

The election energy didn't hold: Why only a fraction of Wisconsin voters are turning out for today's statewide primary

Wisconsin legislature to consider 'cocktails-to-go' bill during upcoming session

If you really want to show love this Valentine's Day weekend, order takeout from a locally-owned Madison restaurant

Guilty or not, Wisconsinites won't feel the real impact of Trump's second impeachment trial until 2022

3 things we know, & the biggest thing we don't

Like Senators, Americans are split on whether Trump should be convicted during second impeachment trial

47% say he should be, 40% believe he shouldn't

EatStreet to waive delivery fee, donate $1 from every purchase to charity for final weekend of Wing Week

The local delivery service is making it easier than ever to order out & give back

'Imagine Madison without Mendota & Monona': Local non-profit emphasizes importance of protecting lakes as weather forces cancelation of largest fundraiser