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

'Am I going to be next?': Madison's Black business owners worry about their futures as more restaurants, stores close

Buraka's owner shares concerns & ongoing struggles heading into tenth month of the pandemic

How one Madison man turned his love of breadmaking into a weekly fundraiser for social justice organizations

From the city council to his kitchen counter, Mo Cheeks is always making a difference

Learning in Lockdown: How to motivate your students for another semester of online school

Psychologists say the most successful families are doing these three things

Local non-profit 'ReMitts,' shatters fundraising goal, collects $100,000 for charity through mitten sales

Stella's to sell 'EXTRA hot & spicy cheese bread,' pepper-infused pies this weekend

The Madison bakery is launching several new products for International Hot & Spicy food day

Stress, shifting college plans, & math struggles define 2020 school year, according to survey of U.S. students

Partnership between Madison food pantries, local farmers to continue through July

The $5 million program is considered a 'win-win' to keep families fed, farmers in business

'I was the person donating. Now I'm in line': Local food pantries ask for help as they serve a record number of families

20 million families received a free meal in the past week

'We can't fail. Families are counting on us': How to help the Salvation Army respond to record need

With local shelters at capacity, the Salvation Army asks for community support heading into coldest months of the year

Bell ringing season is over, but the non-profit operates year-round

'We've worked hard to pivot ourselves for the pandemic and the future': How Monroe Street business owners are staying positive & productive

As SERRV prepares to close State Street shop on Christmas Eve, the non-profit is already planning for what's next

SERRV International is this week's 'Make a Difference Monday'

31 State Street stores have gone out of business since June. 14 more are in jeopardy.

Here are 3 ways you can help right now.

The 'Amazon' of Wisconsin mom & pop shops: Website allows users to search for, shop at 400+ small businesses

Retired nurse makes & sells mittens, raises nearly $500,000 for local food pantries

'ReMitts' is this week's Make a Difference Monday

Madison Reading Project needs help collecting children's books for Christmas

The local non-profit's goal is 10,000 books by Dec. 15

Make a Difference Monday: Madison restaurants 'Cook It Forward,' and are asking for your help to feed the hungry

Thinking outside the box this Giving Tuesday: Unique ways you can donate your money, time in Dane County

8 local organizations asking for help

Make a Difference Monday: Local non-profit helps struggling families, seniors find stability this holiday season

The Middleton Outreach Ministry serves more than 4,000 people every year

Saving Daisy: How you can help the east-side eatery & other small Madison restaurants survive this winter

5 ways you can help your favorite local restaurant survive this Wisconsin winter

What my grandma would want you to know about her battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer

Nov. 19 is World Pancreatic Cancer Day

'Donate your spare change or spare time': Local Salvation Army in need of more bell-ringers, donors as need for services triples

The non-profit is now offering more volunteer options than ever

Bell-ringing returns later this week: Here's why this year is extra important

Salvation Army looking for volunteers to donate time & money

'I changed my mind. Can I change my ballot?' & other last-minute election questions

Wisconsin's top election official gets voters ready for Nov. 3

Meet the Madison mom delivering warm cookies to strangers amid pandemic

Inside Peggy Hoffman's 'CookieXChange'

'Eat Local Month': Willy Street Co-op chef shows what it's all about

UW professor explains what to watch for during the first presidential debate

Voting continues for 'Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin' contest

Is it working? One month in, a look at how Dane County's mask order is impacting the number of covid cases

'Mental Health Matters:' Wisconsin schools offer online resources ahead of unprecedented fall semester

Goodman Center in need of food, money, & volunteers ahead of supersized ‘Hunger Heroes’ drive

‘Hunger Super Heroes’ runs August 1-2

After losing her job, Madison woman finds new purpose & starts ice cream business for a special cause

'I think once the consumer tries it, they'll be hooked': Fennimore farmer produces milk tolerable by lactose-sensitive customers

Here's how much money financial experts say you should have saved for an emergency

How to make your own mask at home

All you need is a piece of cloth and a pair of rubber bands

Remembering a captain while rebuilding a community: Two years later, Sun Prairie shows strength amid new challenges

Art Fair on the Square goes virtual this weekend to support local artists & museum

Online communities provide support for COVID-19 survivors with lingering, possibly-permanent symptoms