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Christine Sloan

Christinesloan1Emmy-award winning journalist Christine Sloan joined CBS 2 News in 2003 as a reporter and covers New Jersey for the station.

While at CBS 2, Sloan has reported on major news events, including blizzards, Hurricane Irene, the Newark schoolyard murders, Whitney Houston’s death, the conviction of nurse Charles Cullen, the trials of Jason Williams and former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, the resignation of Governor James McGreevey, and the election of Governor Chris Christie.

Sloan’s most notable stories include her exclusive interview with a couple who kidnapped their eight biological children; investigations into why so many people were dying from cancer in one New Jersey town; her exclusive reports on a weapon called a “knife-gun” that put the lives of police officers in danger; and a series of stories on two little sisters trapped in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.

Before joining CBS 2, Sloan was a general assignment reporter for WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, where she covered the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center for the network’s affiliate in New York.

Sloan began her career in the New York area at Hudson County’s Cablevision. At the station Sloan reported on politics and anchored the evening news.

Sloan also served as News 12 New Jersey’s Bergen county reporter and bureau chief, a freelance reporter for WWOR-TV, and has interned for public television in New York and the ABC affiliate in Santa Barbara, California.

Sloan has also worked in print media, serving as the managing editor of the Latino News and as editor-in-chief of her awarding-winning college newspaper.

In 2007, the National Police Defense Foundation named Sloan the Woman of the year for a series of reports that helped a little boy in Ecuador who needed life-saving surgery.

She graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in political Science. She also holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. She speaks several languages, including Farsi.

Sloan enjoys cooking and holds several certificates from the French Culinary Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys training in mixed martial arts.

Sloan lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and their Black Lab, Rory.

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Visa Denied For Sister Of NJ Girl In Desperate Need Of Bone Marrow Transplant

An Elizabeth, N.J. girl is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Giselles is the only available donor, she has been denied a travel visa to the United States.

11/28/2011

Maplewood is considering a new 'Pay As You Throw' system in which residents would have to buy garbage bags. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Towns Looking At Adopting ‘Pay As You Throw’ Garbage Plan

Maplewood is proposing a new system environmentalists say is gaining popularity across the country — residents throwing garbage away in special bags they have to pay for.

10/24/2011

Chatham, N.J. priest murdered trial

Trial Of Janitor Accused Of Stabbing To Death Chatham, N.J. Priest Opens

On a chilling call to 9-1-1 Father Edward Hinds is heard struggling, trying to get help, as prosecutors said Jose Feliciano, the man charged with his murder, stabs him over and over again in the rectory of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church.

10/20/2011

Philip Garber Jr. says he has never experience such a level of discrimination before. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Student Says Professor Discriminated Against Him For Stuttering In Class

Philip Garber Jr. says an adjunct professor in a history course told him not to ask questions during class so as not to disrupt the other students.

10/11/2011

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EPA Adds New Jersey Neighborhood To Nation’s List Of Toxic Waste Sites

Investigators have found cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in 13 basements in one section of Garfield.

09/16/2011

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Gay Choir Director At East Rutherford Parish Resigns After Priest’s Comments

Bob Russell, who grew up Catholic, says his work environment has become hostile since a new priest took over and started strongly preaching against homosexuality.

09/15/2011

N.J. 9/11 Memorial

OUTRAGE: N.J. 9/11 Memorial Inscripted With Names Of Politicians — Not The Fallen

A Sept. 11 memorial in a New Jersey town has angered residents and first responders. Because of the outrage, politicians were forced to have it removed.

09/14/2011

Child pat-downs

Napolitano: TSA To Back Off Screening Children Under 12 At Airports

You’ve seen the videos. Pat-downs of children have led to a nationwide debate on security screening at airports. Now, the government is changing the rules for kids.

09/13/2011

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N.J. School District Partners With Crime Stoppers To Stop Bullying

New Jersey’s anti-bullying law is the toughest in the nation. But now, one district in the Garden State is taking the new law a step further. In the East Hanover School District all eyes will be on you if you choose to bully another student.

09/12/2011

Wilson Avenue School in Newark (credit: CBS 2)

Irene Flooding To Force Newark Students Out Of School Building

District officials said it is unsafe for students to be inside the Wilson Avenue School in Newark. Flooding, they said, has caused dangerous mold to form inside.

09/05/2011

N.J. car thieves

Gang Of Thieves Ransacking Cars In Upscale N.J. Communities

Barry Geltzeiler’s car was broken into in broad daylight, but what the two suspects who went about ransacking his car in the driveway of his home didn’t realize was that surveillance video cameras were capturing their every move.

08/15/2011

Lakewood Tent City

Sign Of The Tough Times: ‘Tent City’ Pops Up In Ocean County, New Jersey

Many professionals in our area have been hit hard by the economic crisis. With no money and no jobs, some are finding themselves homeless, living in tents. It could happen to anyone.

08/12/2011

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NJ Pet Dealer Denies Accusations He Sold Sick Puppies To Unsuspecting Customers

The state of New Jersey claims Allan Levine sold 10 gravely-ill puppies between 2007 and 2009. Several of those puppies, the state says, died or had to be euthanized.

08/11/2011

Formula 1 race in Budapest, Hungary. (credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Formula 1 Racing Could Be Coming To Weehawken and West New York

The streets of two New Jersey towns might soon be the stage for one of the world’s fastest auto races and many residents are revved up about the idea.

08/03/2011

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FBI Wants Public To Ratchet Up Awareness Of Home-Grown Extremists

An al Qaeda cell striking again in the United States is always an active concern of the FBI. But, the agency says there’s another growing threat — home-grown loners with extreme views, carrying out attacks like the one we saw in Norway.

07/29/2011

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