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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.

N.J. high school freshman David Wagner, 15, died suddenly just days after reporting that he felt ill. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mystery Surrounds Sudden Death Of N.J. Teenager David Wagner

A New Jersey community was in shock after a teenager reported feeling ill and then suddenly died. David Wagner, a 15-year-old freshman at Hudson Catholic High School in Jersey City, died suddenly last week.

04/21/2011

Firefighters on the scene at Statesir Place in Middletown, N.J. on April 19, 2011 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Four People Killed In Middletown, N.J. Fire

A six-alarm fire destroyed a split-level home on Statesir Place in Middletown. One person survived.

04/19/2011

Governor Chris Christie (credit: Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie The Bully? Democrats In N.J. Sure Think So

Chris Christie is known for his tough talk, but on Friday some lawmakers said he went too far. The Republican governor is under fire for a controversial comment he made about a female state senator.

04/15/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Christie: Public Safety Unions Taking N.J. Taxpayers To The Cleaners

It may be hard to imagine, but millions of your tax dollars are going to state workers as part of a clothing allowance, and many of those workers don’t even need uniforms.

04/14/2011

Property Taxes (credit: AP)

Thousands Of N.J. Seniors Caught Up In Tax Exempt Pension Snafu

Imagine being given hundreds of dollars to help pay your property tax bill only to be told you need to pay it back. That’s what’s happening to thousands of New Jersey residents.

04/13/2011

A billboard for Bayonne Medical Center - Jersey City, NJ - Apr 12, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

N.J. Hospital Advertises 7-Minute ER Wait Times

You’ve probably experienced waiting endlessly in an emergency room. But now a New Jersey hospital is trying to change the image of the over-packed ER by letting you know how long you’ll have to wait.

04/12/2011

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Officials Looking Into Mysterious Jersey City ‘Building Of Death’

Residents on Baldwin Avenue in Jersey City are on edge after two people, and possibly a third, died on the same day they moved in.

04/05/2011

Joseph Pallipurath

Defendant Takes Stand In N.J. Church Shooting Trial

Loved ones heard painful testimony on Thursday in the case of a church shooting rampage. The accused gunman took the stand, telling the court what sparked his outrage.

03/31/2011

A student works with a sewing machine during a home economics class. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some NJ School Districts Consider Eliminating Home Economics

Something’s cooking in some New Jersey classrooms, as some districts consider eliminateing home economics courses – and it’s left a bitter taste in the mouths of students and parents.

03/30/2011

Marilyn Leisz

Woman Unable To Close Eyes Now Suing N.J. Plastic Surgeon

A jury has started deliberating the case of a woman who says she can’t close her eyes, even when she sleeps. She’s blaming an eyelid procedure gone badly.

03/29/2011

Police in Jersey City are looking for a suspect in an early morning sexual assault in this alleyway next to an apartment building. (Credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City Police Seek Bike-Riding Rapist After Alleyway Attack

Police in Jersey City are on the lookout for a bike-riding rapist after a woman was attacked early Thursday morning.

03/25/2011

Joseph Pallipurath

Clifton Church Shooting Victim: ‘I Feel Sorry For Him’

There was riveting testimony Monday from the survivor of a deadly rampage inside a New Jersey church as she faced the man who almost ended her life.

03/21/2011

Kevin Smith and his wife, Mayumi, feel safe now that they’ve gotten their young children out of their home in Fukushima City, which sits just 50 miles from the troubled nuclear power plant in Japan. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Details Journey To NJ From Disaster-Ravaged Japan

As fears of radiation contamination rise in Japan, an American man and his Japanese wife talked about how they got their family out of the country and into New Jersey.

03/18/2011

N.J. chicken prank

Live Chicken Prank Lands 3 N.J. Students In The Coop

It was supposed to be a senior prank, but now three students in Woodbridge said they’re facing criminal charges — and may not be able to walk through graduation ceremony and take part in other activities.

03/16/2011

Police in New Jersey and Virginia are searching for Evande Orna and Troy Edwards, who they say disappeared under 'suspicious circumstances.' (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Investigate ‘Suspicious’ Disappearance Of NJ Couple

A 39-year-old New Jersey woman and her boyfriend vanished under mysterious circumstances, and now woman’s desperate mother is asking for help finding her.

03/04/2011

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