Christina Vazquez is an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter and creator of the Emmy-award winning Call Christina investigative consumer protection segment on WPLG Local 10 News.
In 2015, the Radio Television Digital News Association awarded Christina a regional Edward R. Murrow for her reporting on the child migration border crisis in Honduras.
She was WPLG's gavel-to-gavel courtroom reporter for the George Zimmerman Trial, one of just a handful of journalists to have a seat inside the courtroom.
Christina is Cuban-American, born and raised in southwest Miami-Dade. After earning a political science degree at Boston College, Christina began to pursue her passion for journalism. Her career has taken her to London, Boston, Rhode Island, California, Texas and Arizona.
Along the way, she picked up several awards, to include a regional Edward R. Murrow, four regional Emmys and the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, a national award.
She also earned two Associated Press awards in 2006 for her story "Behind the Border," which documented the impact human smuggling has had on the farm community of Columbus, New Mexico.
In 2010, Arizona named her one of its top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40. She also taught multimedia journalism at Arizona State University.
Christina is a graduate of Braddock High School, where she was co-captain of the school's color guard team and co-anchored the campus news station WBHS. Christina is part of the nonprofit group Focus On Tomorrow, which has worked to restore the school's broadcast television program and promote the arts in public schools.
Miami-Dade County commissioners recognized their work with a proclamation in 2013.
In 2015, Christina helped to launch a new program in partnership with Focus on Tomorrow, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Miami Media Center. Fifteen students from six different high schools came together to collaborate on video projects that push their abilities to new levels.
Christina earned her bachelor's degree in political science at Boston College. Christina is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
You might spot her at a Miami Dolphins game, in the Keys fishing with her family, salsa dancing in South Beach or strolling white tents at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. If you see her, say hello!
Christina is happy to be working for her hometown community.