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.

Send her story ideas at, and be sure to connect with her on Facebook (Christina Lorey WQAD) and Twitter (@christinalorey.)

Recent Articles
  • Iowa State Fair-goers voice support for President Trump amidst White House shake-up

    DES MOINES, Iowa– President Donald Trump may be facing one of his most difficult weeks as Commander-in-Chief, following both domestic and foreign terror attacks and a White House shake-up. But here in Iowa, at the State Fair, you don’t have to go far to find some of the President’s most vocal supporters. A cardboard cutout offers photo opportunities with the president. And a banner reading “I Stand with Trump” is filled from end to end with signatures. The “Iowans for […]

  • Iowa running back turning heads, heading into HER freshman year

      WATERLOO, Iowa– It’s almost football season, and one Iowa player is already generating a lot of buzz. There are 52 players on Waterloo’s Columbus High Football team, but #32, incoming freshman, stands out. She is going to be a running back. “Yeah, I get tackled,” Janiya LaBeaux, 14, said blankly. “But I just get up and keep playing.” LaBeaux is the first female football player ever at the school. She’s just 5 foot 1 inch, but says she doesn’t let […]

  • How Monday’s eclipse will affect your pet

    AUGUST 21, 2017– Humans might not be the only ones reacting to the dramatic changes in the sky this Monday. Your pet may be affected, too. Although astronomers have been studying the phenomenon of a solar eclipse for hundreds of years, they still don’t have definitive knowledge of how animals will react to it. Veterinarians believe most animals and birds will react to a total or partial eclipse much like they do to nighttime; cows will return to their barns […]

  • Democrats, Republicans condemn white supremacism, call out President Trump after Saturday’s deadly Virginia protest

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Politicians on both sides of the aisle are coming together to condemn Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. They’re also calling out President Donald Trump for not being tough enough with his post-protest rhetoric. In response to the protests, President Trump delivered a few remarks at his New Jersey golf club Saturday. Among them, this one: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, violence, and bigotry on many sides, many sides.” It’s the “many […]

  • Couple forces dog to drag weights during his walk: is it animal cruelty?

    ST. LOUIS, Missouri– If a dog owner forces his pup to drag weights during his walk, is that animal cruelty? That’s the question a St. Louis woman is asking, after snapping a picture of dog owners doing just that. “I just cried and cried,” says Kathy Venegoni. “My stomach felt like a put was in it.” Venegoni is visibly shaken as she describes what she saw. “He’s just a puppy,” she explains. “It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve […]

  • Truck driver, puppy reunited thanks to Iowa City hospital nurses

    IOWA CITY, Iowa– An Iowa truck driver had a medical emergency and had to leave his truck, and his puppy, behind. But thanks to two University of Iowa Hospital nurses, he got beloved pet back. It’s a rescue, and then a reunion. Truck driver Robert Prichard had a medical emergency while driving on I-80 and had to be taken to the University of Iowa hospital by ambulance, leaving his four-legged companion, Bandit, behind in his truck. “If it hadn’t been […]

  • New report: Elderly most likely to be hospitalized for opioid abuse

    BELLEVUE, Washington – We often talk about the opioid epidemic, and typically think of the victims as being young people. But new reports prove otherwise. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cites seniors as the most likely to abuse prescription drugs, and the most likely to show the worst side effects. “Older people tend to have a lot of chronic diseases, some of which tend to cause a lot of chronic pain,” said Dr. Kentaro Nishino, a geriatrician. Because […]

  • 9-year-old Iowa girl breaks free from attempted abduction

    MENLO, Iowa — It all happened in an instant, “Her little heart, I was holding her and her little heart was just beating a hundred times a minute.  She was scared to death,” said Celia Reynolds of Menlo. Around noon Wednesday in Menlo, a small town in Guthrie County, a nine year old girl ran three blocks to the home of Lyle and Celia Reynolds to report an attempted abduction.  “She said a man tried to get me in the […]

  • Fallen Iowa Marine’s family raising money to fly his platoon in for the funeral

    ELDORA, Iowa– Lance Corporal Cody Haley was just 20-years-old when he died Friday. Now, his family in Iowa is doing everything they can to bring his Marine family back to his home state for the service. Haley’s family hit their goal Wednesday, raising $35,000 to bring his Marine family to Haley’s funeral. Haley died in a freak accident, when a tree landed on him during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton. In response, his fellow Marines set a cross on […]

  • Chicago set to become first city in U.S. to sue Trump administration over immigration policies

    CHICAGO, Illinois– Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message for President Donald Trump: see you in court. Emanuel is taking the Trump administration to court, as Chicago is set to become the first city to sue over new immigration rules. The mayor is taking a stand against the president’s immigration policies, specifically the new requirements that tie federal funding to cooperation with immigration enforcement. “Chicago will never be put in a situation of a false choice between being a welcoming […]

  • Nationwide manhunt ends, Chicago professor arrested 2,000 miles away after fatal stabbing

    OAKLAND, California– A nationwide manhunt is over, after U.S Marshals arrested two men wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing at a Chicago high rise. Two university professors were on the run, hiding for nine days, before they were found late Friday night in California. They were wanted in the stabbing death of 26-year-old cosmotologist Trenton Duranleau, found dead in his apartment last week. U.S. Marshals took Northwestern University microbiology professor Wyndam Lathem into custody in Oakland, California. He surrendered […]

  • Moline police searching for man in connection with shots fired investigation

    MOLINE, Illinois– Police are searching for a suspect they say was involved in a case of shots fired Saturday evening. Moline Police were called to the 5400 block of 5th Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. There, they found multiple shell casings littered in the street. Both Moline and East Moline officers checked the area and local hospitals for a victim, but so far, no victim has been identified. Through surveillance video, they were able to obtain an image of the […]