Christie Battista

Christie Battista is an Emmy award-winning journalist who’s been honored to come into central Illinois living rooms for the past two years.

She came to Champaign from Madison, WI where she anchored the top-rated weekend morning show. Before that she was a morning reporter in Rockford, IL for two years.

She’s clearly not new to mornings (although she doesn’t consider herself to be an early riser) and loves to be on the news desk joining you for your first cup of coffee.

Being originally from Chicago and attending Michigan State, Christie considers herself a Midwesterner through and through and believes the people here really are the greatest; it’s not just a myth. She loves getting to know the people in the CU community and sharing their stories.

When not at work, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her pup, Lola.

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