Veteran anchor and author Christie Casciano landed her television job in Rochester shortly after she graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. She was eager to return home to her big Italian family in Syracuse and join the NewsChannel 9 team and the station she grew up watching.

Christie anchors NewsChannel 9 at 10:00 on digital channel 9.2, and Eleven at 11:00 each weeknight with Rod Wood. Christie has covered many major stories that has impacted the Central New York community and developed NewsChannel 9’s, a crime franchise that has been recognized statewide for its efforts to help keep neighborhoods safe. Each week Christie profiles wanted criminals and her reporting has helped police solve hundreds of cases.

She is the recipient of numerous community and professional awards including the Syracuse Press Club’s Professional Standards Award, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Award, The New York State Gang Violence Task Force Media Award and received a proclamation from the Onondaga County Executive naming December 29, 2012 as Christie Casciano Day.

Christie’s children’s books, The Puck Hog 1 and 2, have been recognized nationally by Positive Coaching Alliance as “delightful books that teach an important lesson about teamwork.” Christie also writes a monthly parent advice column for USA Hockey Magazine and mostly recently teamed up with NewsChannel 9’s Lou Gulino and Tim Fox to write Syracuse Television History.