Cristina joined the CityNews team in 2015 and is thrilled to be reporting about her hometown, on a station she grew up watching.
Cristina was born and raised in Toronto and Brampton, but spent the past decade moving around Ontario for school and work. After earning a Master’s degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University and working for the government, she answered her true calling and became a journalist.
Cristina earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University while flying around in a helicopter delivering traffic reports for a variety of radio and TV stations. After graduating, she worked as a Political Affairs reporter for CTV News Windsor and CTV News London.
Cristina has covered every election since 2008, she’s been embedded with the troops in Mojave Desert, tracked down a suspected terrorist in Libya, exposed shocking levels of abuse and negligence in long-term care homes and shined a light on the dangerous living and working conditions in Ontario’s jails.
She is passionate about holding the government to account and fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves. Her work has been recognized by several organizations, earning her the UNIFOR Southern Ontario News Media Guild award for Labour Journalism, four Edward R. Murrow awards for Investigative Journalism, an RTDNA Canada award for investigative journalism and multiple team awards.
She lives in the same west-end neighbourhood she grew up in, and can often be seen palling around with her Havanese, Molly.