Christie Ileto
Christie Ileto joined the 6abc Action News team in the fall of 2015.

She is an AP and Emmy Award winning journalist.

Before arriving in the City of Brotherly Love, Christie was a reporter for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. There, she was one of the first journalists to extensively cover the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who died from spinal injuries while in police custody. She was on the ground moments before riots broke out following his funeral. For 12-hours of live breaking news coverage, she gave Marylanders and the nation an up-close look at the unrest fueled by his death. Christie's coverage continued with citywide protests for police reform, the sweeping changes to police brass, and the undercurrent of violence that gripped the city in the months that followed.

Follow Christie:
Instagram: @christie_ileto
Snapchat: ileto_stiletto
Twitter: @Christie_Ileto
Facebook: Christie Ileto

Prior to Baltimore, Christie worked at WAFF in Huntsville, AL and KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, NM, where she appeared on CNN for breaking weather coverage to show the nation how New Mexicans were struggling with the barrage of inclement weather that shut down a major interstate from the Texas state line to Arizona.

A native of the Washington, DC metro area, Christie is happy to be back on the East Coast, closer to family and friends.

Christie is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

In her spare time, you can find Christie at a ballet barre class, traveling or attempting to master her father's recipes ... hoping to show her family back in Manila, Philippines that she can make the perfect pancit.



Christie's Stories
Coronavirus empties Philadelphia museums, galleries, stages
The Arts community has a several billion dollar economic impact across the region, employing tens of thousands of people. The Philadelphia Art Museum by far being the biggest revenue maker tells Action News Thursday night that it's extending it's closure
Chosen 300 Ministries bracing to help more families impacted by coronavirus
Chosen 300 Ministries is helping Pottstown families impacted by the coronavirus.
Grocery stores keeping shoppers safe as coronavirus spreads
As coronavirus spreads, supermarkets are doing what they can to ensure shoppers are safe in an era of social distancing.
'Mothers in Charge' throws Christmas event for kids touched by violence
For Philadelphia children touched by violence this year, Mothers in Charge through the ultimate holiday party.
Kids coming home from school find 2 parents dead in Cedarbrook murder-suicide: Police
Two children returning from school discovered the bodies of their parents inside a home in the Cedarbrook section of Philadelphia, police said.
Battle for NFC East: Eagles-Redskins, Rams-Cowboys game predictions
The Birds saved their season with a comeback win on Monday night. Will they get another W in Washington?
African American community tackles concerns over rising violence in Philadelphia
Community leaders and residents gathered tonight to address what they are calling a rising problem of black-on-black crime.
3 families forced out by flames in Kensington
A raging fire damaged at least three row homes in Philadelphia's Kensington section on Thursday night.
'It doesn't seem real:' Girl, 13, recounts being hit during high-speed police chase in Philadelphia
"It doesn't seem real," 13-year-old Riahna Tiggett told Action News.
Possibly 2 bears roaming Delaware County, last seen in Springfield
As bear sightings rack up in Delaware County, there is now a possibility there might be not one, but two of the massive mammals roaming through the neighborhoods.