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Client: Christina Palladino
Skill: Investigative Reporter

Born and raised in Boston, Christina has been calling the Midwest home for a while now. Most recently she worked in Milwaukee, where she did a lot of hard news crime and investigative stories. Before that, Christina worked in the Quad Cities and in Des Moines. Lucky for us, a change for her husband brought the family to the Twin Cities. Christina’s little daughter Waverly is quite a character; we may have our next FOX 9 State Fair Junior Correspondent waiting in the wings!

9 Questions for Christina:

What’s your favorite movie?
It’s hard to pick just one—I could go as sappy as Love Actually and as dramatic as The Departed

What’s your favorite junk/cheat food?

Anything Italian—pizza or pasta!

What was your first job?


What’s your favorite Minnesota season?

Fall for sure!

Hardest story you’ve covered OR favorite story: There is one story I take special pride in to this day. A female police officer, in Milwaukee suburb, was shot and killed by her husband on Christmas Eve 2012. Officer Jennifer Sabena’s death was considered a domestic dispute by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. Because of that classification, she was not going to be properly recognized in our nation’s capital as a law enforcement member killed in the line of duty. My reporting on this controversy resulted in the Governor getting involved as well as law enforcement agencies around the county. As a result, the Board’s decision was reversed and Sebena was honored in May of 2013 on the National Memorial Wall.

Who is your personal hero?

My parents—their selfless love, hard work and generosity towards my brother and I certainly does not go un-noticed and sets the standard high for how my husband and I parent our daughter.

Do you sing in the shower, in the car, or none of the above?

Definitely a car singer!

Best vacation of all time?

Family vacation exploring Italy—some of the best food and wine there is!

When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be: A teacher