An aggressive reporter who likes to dig for good stories, Christina Palladino works weekdays as a night-side general assignment reporter.
Christina loves politics and has covered big stories from the historic decision to legalize gay marriage in Iowa, to the 2008 and 2012 Iowa Caucuses. She has talked one-on-one with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during their 2008 campaign for the White House and to Sarah Palin about her documentary, “Undefeated.” She’s also been on the campaign trail in 2012 talking to presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.
An award-winning journalist, Christina comes to WISN 12 from WOI-TV in Des Moines, where she worked as a news anchor and reporter. She previously worked as a multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Ill., where she was responsible for shooting, writing and editing her news reports. Prior to that, she was a news reporter for Boston’s Neighborhood Network News and a news production assistant at WISN’s sister station, WCVB-TV, also in Boston. She interned at ABC’s “The View.”
Christina studied at Fairfield University in Conn., where she earned a B.A. in communications and Italian studies, and studied abroad at the Lorenzo De’Medici School. She loves to get involved in important initiatives in the communities where she works. In Des Moines, she was a volunteer at Youth Emergency Shelter Services (YESS), where she mentored at-risk teenage girls and was a member of the West Des Moines, Iowa Chamber of Commerce Communications Group. She’s been a speaker at several walks for childhood disability organizations and Strides Against Breast Cancer. Christina also moderated a debate for a special election of the Board of Trustees at Broadlawns Hospital, the community’s largest public hospital.
Christina grew up in Boston. Away from the office, she enjoys participating in half-marathons, cooking and playing the viola. She and her husband, Shawn, live in Brookfield with their new daughter, Waverly.