Christina joined the WQAD News 8 team in August 2015. She currently works as a Reporter and Producer. You can catch her weekly political roundups during the Sunday evening newscasts. She shares other stories, spotlighting people and events from around the Quad Cities, throughout the rest of the week.​

She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication in just three years.

During college, Christina interned at the top-rated station in Central Illinois, WCIA 3. She also wrote for the school newspaper, the “Daily Illini,” and was a member of the James Scholar Honors Program.

In her free time, Christina enjoys training for marathons, re-reading some of her favorite YA novels, and spending time with family and friends.

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Recent Articles
  • A running list of President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders

    Last Updated: April 26th, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, 2017. Here is an updated, running list of the Executive Orders he’s signed into law. (The most recent order is first; the oldest is last.) 27. Review of Designations under the Antiquities Act Signed: April 26, 2017 This order directs the review of federally designated lands to determine if the federal government should give up ownership […]

  • White House reveals tax cut proposal, but what does that mean for your pocketbook?

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– President Trump and his team revealed their proposed tax code Wednesday. Its main theme: major tax cuts for virtually all individuals and businesses. The plan is still very much a proposal and reads like a blueprint. However, there is a lot going on, so News 8 decided to consult the experts. Click the link above to view our chat with St. Ambrose University’s Dr. Jim Bang, an Economics professor at the school. Dr. Bang breaks down what the tax […]

  • 96% of Trump voters say they’d do it again, despite the president’s 42% approval rating

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– It’s been awhile since there’s been a focus on polling, but as President Trump hits the 100 days mark this week, all eyes are on the numbers. The new ABC-Washington Post poll shows 42% of Americans approve of Trump’s performance as president. That’s the lowest of any president at this point in their term in the poll’s history. But, 96% of those who voted for Trump, say they’d do it again. The president reacted to the latest polls, […]

  • The government could shut down this Friday

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congress has less than a week left to approve a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The Trump administration wants that bill to include funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, raising concerns that Trump’s signature campaign promise could bring the government to a halt. “We are going to build a great border wall,” the then-candidate Trump told crowd after crowd on the campaign trail. Those comments would often be followed by deafening chants of, “Build the wall! […]

  • One person dead, another injured in rollover crash

    ALBANY, Illinois– One person is dead and another is injured after a rollover crash near Albany. Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22nd, Whiteside County officials responded to a crash on Meredosia Road near Bunker Hill Road. Police say a pickup truck didn’t make the turn, instead, heading into a ditch and rolling multiple times before finally coming to a stop. The driver, 41-year-old Kit RB Wilson of Albany was ejected. He was taken to the hospital, where he later […]

  • Fire destroys Bettendorf house

    BETTENDORF, Iowa– Fire crews spent 40 minutes battling flames coming from a home on the 1100 block of Meadow Lane Drive this morning. The Bettendorf Fire Department arrived to a house engulfed in flames around 8:40 this morning. The fire was extinguished by 9:20. All occupants of the house were able to escape uninjured. Officials haven’t submitted a damage estimate yet, and there is still no word on what caused the fire. The Red Cross was called to the home.

  • Trump working on fulfilling several campaign promises in the upcoming week

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– As President Donald Trump approaches the end of his first 100 days in office, he’s looking to fulfill several campaign promises, like a new tax reform plan, as soon as next week. He got the ball rolling Friday with two more executive memos to start rolling back reforms put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. The President signed an Executive Order asking the Treasury secretary to review last year’s tax regulations. Trump also scheduled a “tax announcement” […]

  • One man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

    MOLINE, Illinois– One man is dead and three others are in the hospital after the car they were all traveling in crashed early Saturday morning, April 22nd. It happened on I-74 near mile-marker 5, just before 8 this morning. State police say the car was heading westbound when it left the roadway and entered the center median. They say the driver over-corrected, crossed over both westbound lanes, hit a tree, and ended up in the ditch. The driver, 26-year-old Benjamin Manoa […]

  • Costco may be coming to Davenport

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– The city of Davenport teased some “exciting economic development news” this afternoon on Twitter, and they pulled through. Wait! Wait! It’s not time yet! Check back at 3 p.m. for exciting economic development news! — Davenport Iowa (@cityofdavenport) April 20, 2017 Just minutes ago, they announced, “A public meeting is set for a proposed Costco on May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Eastern Avenue Library, 6000 Eastern Ave.” Hot diggity dog! A public meeting is set […]

  • Hundreds of Starbucks customers pay it forward at drive-thru

    BETHEL PARK, Pennsylvania– A single random act of kindness started a chain reaction at a Starbucks drive-thru in Pittsburgh. Someone paid for the order of the person behind them as they waited for their drink. Then, that person paid for the car behind them. And it went on and on… Starbucks customer Danielle Yerkey says, “I was the 137th person to pay it forward by buying the coffee behind me.” Even the barista was amazed. Shelley Papa, who’s worked at […]

  • President Trump’s approval rating back up to 42%

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Donald Trump’s approval rating is back up to 42%, according to a recent Gallup poll. That’s a slight victory for the President, whose numbers have been historically low during his first months in office. Trump first fell to 42% eight days after taking office. Since then, his ratings dropped as low as 35% and have not gone above 45%, according to Gallup. The poll, which tracks 1,500 Americans each day, was just released yesterday. It also shows that […]

  • University of Illinois student sets himself on fire at school’s Krannert Center

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois– A 21-year-old male student from the University of Illinois died overnight after setting himself on fire at the school’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. At 2:47 a.m. Wednesday morning, University police say they responded to a call at the Krannert Center. Six minutes later, the county coroner’s office was called. The Champaign County Coroner’s Office has yet to release the student’s name, but they say a can of gas was found near his body. They believe he used the gasoline […]