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

Madison-area students 'reap' the benefits of free summer meal program

Program runs from June 18- Aug. 10

New direct flight provides golden opportunity for local start-ups, bridging gap between MSN, SFO

Nonstop flight to San Francisco begins June 7

Beware of deer: tips to avoid collisions, help prevent costly repairs

Officials reports spike in deer activity in June

City of Madison parking garage prices to increase June 1 for first time in 2 years

Parking meter rates to stay the same

Madison to host 'Addiction, Hope and Recovery' town hall to fight opioid epidemic

Drivers, businesses on northeast side asked to weigh in on sewer project, possible traffic concerns

$9.6 million project to begin in 2019

WWI memorial honors survivors, victims, heroes of 1918 ship sinking ahead of its unveiling

Sculpture on display through mid-June

Construction projects on hold for holiday weekend

Surging gas prices not expected to impact travel

New study reveals 'striking' role of race in kids' suicide risk

Wisconsin community leaders, psychiatrists react

The Dells struggles to fill lifeguard positions amid statewide lifeguard shortage

Outdoor parks to open in time for Memorial Day

Drivers reminded to put phones away or face fines as Verona Road construction shifts to next phase

Survivors, supporters, and forever fighters refuse to let disease define them as they race

Race for a Cure 2018

Breast cancer survivor shares perspective she's gained ahead of her 10th Race for the Cure

Face of the Race: Annette Aeberhard

Officials caution drivers to look twice, motorcyclists to wear helmets, proper gear

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Local police departments face severe recruitment shortage as country celebrates National Police Week

Portage woman to race for 8th year, raising tens of thousands of dollars for people she doesn't know

Face of the Race: Dawn Walstad

Relieved to finally be believed: Mt. Horeb woman details decade-long medical struggles in new book

Drowning is 5th leading cause of unintentional death, 2 kids drown each day, officials say

May is National Water Safety Month

UW Health nurse reaches out to breast cancer patients as she battles the disease herself

Face of the Race: Loree Nelson

Crews work to patch potholes, help drivers avoid costly car damage

5- year breast cancer survivor finds purpose in raising money for others through Race for the Cure

Face of the Race: Rhonda Hilmershausen

Dane County 911 dispatchers save lives by administering CPR over phone

How state patrol is able to track down speeding drivers from 1,000 feet in the air

Rain or shine, 47th annual Dane County Farmers' Market begins Saturday on the Square

Students, workers statewide to practice tornado drills during Severe Weather Awareness Week

Disability advocates argue proposed changes to para-transit system pose safety problems

Madison-based gaming company unveils 'Disney Heroes' game, its first under new partnership

Madison Metro denied $19.6 million grant to build bus garage, expand service to Sun Prairie

Prescribed burns in Madison spark conversation about prairie conservation

Madison city leaders to discuss adding 11th dog park

Local groups raise awareness about limited access to drinking water on World Water Day

Donation centers hope for spring cleaning spike, amid questions about new charitable tax deduction

Wisconsin Department of Health warns of mysterious Disease X

NCAA betting can be trigger for those addicted to gambling

Counseling centers are busy during March Madness

Monroe Street construction starts with no detour plan in place

National Kidney Month: Wis. couple celebrates 10 years since wife donated kidney to her husband

Accelerated program at UW hopes to end nursing shortage

McFarland native reflects on experience at 2018 Winter Games, witnessing history

MPD arrest many teenage thieves as car thefts go down

Teachers, police, community prepare for worst, develop shooting response plan