Christie Diez Biography
Christie Ethridge Diez is an Americal multijournalist working for 11Alive. She is the reporter for the emmy-award winning morning show Morning News Show. Diez is also the anchor for the weekend morning and the creator of Behind the Headlines.
Christie Diez Background
Diez was born in October 11, 1989 in Atlanta. She will be celebrating her 33rd birthday as of 2022. She is the daughter of David Ethridge, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer, a disease that affects the thinking, behavior and memory capacity of the victim. Christie played a huge role in taking care of her father before he passed on in December 2020. His death led Christie to become a Journalism fellow at Rosalynn Carter Mental Health, an organization aimed at improving human rights, alleviating human suffering, preventing and resolving conflicts and improving human health. Prior to her father’s death, Christie had tied the knot with her long time fiancee Jorge Dieze, a former TV journalist, whom she met for the first time at WRDW-TV.
Christie Diez Education
Like most journalist, Christies is well educated. She went for college studies at the University of Georgia where she did Bachelor of Arts progarm in Digital and Broadcast Journalism with a minor in spanish.
Christie Diez Career
While at school she went for internship program to start off her skills. Chrtistie started at WTVT Fox 13. There, she conducted scheduled shoots, set up interviews and wrote copywrite scripts for newscasts. After graduating, she joined WRDW-Tv first as a anchor and journalist. She reseached, wrote stories and co-anchored News 12 First on weekdays. Christie was later promoted to Multimedia Journalist where she anchored all weekend newscast, tackled sports as photographer and short videos, edited and wrote all her packages.
Christie Diez at 11Alive
Diez became an employee at 11 Alive in July 2017.
At 11Alive, she writes and produces all her stories. She is part of the Morning Rush Team and reports live from Monday through Wednesday either in Studio or on the field. The remaining days of the weekdays, she takes a deeper look at the top headlines the station has covered in a series called Behind the Headlines, which she created. During weekends, she anchors the Morning News.
Christie has managed to hold exclusive inteview with high profile public figures such as Ambassador Andrew Young, a civil right icon and Attorney General Chris Carr. She participated i the coverage of Hurricane Michael, in the Gulf of Mexico. She gave minute by minute updates on the evacuation and events at the scene. When the weather became too dangerous to record with studio equipment, she packed and started recording using her phone. The coverage recieved an Emmy Award in 2018.
Other Diez’s stories, which have been awarded are Best Sports Program for a local high school show called Operation Football live, Best Feature Reporting, Best Sports Feature and Best Specialised Reporting.
Christie Diez Salary
Christie qualifies as a high income earner from her expereicne and skills. She is one of the highest paid anchors and reporters at 11 Alive. According to reporter’s salary at the studio, Diez earns not less than $90,000 an year.