Christina Watkins joined the Spectrum News family in January 2015, as the Weekend Morning Anchor. She moved to the Tar Heel State after spending about a year and a half in Missouri, as the Morning Anchor/Reporter for KQTV in St. Joseph.
Born and raised in a small town just outside of Orlando, Florida, Christina is ecstatic to be back on the East Coast, and better yet, to live in a place with all four seasons!
Christina's television career started in sports. She was a Gameday Highlight Editor for XOS Digital Sports Network, a Reporter for NBA All-Star Weekend, and a Campus Connection Correspondent for ESPNU. Some of her most memorable sports experiences includes interviews with current NBA players like Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, and Kyrie Irving, and NBA legends, such as Robert Horry and Clyde Drexler. She also made frequent appearances on ESPNU shows part of "ESPNU Campus Connection."
She graduated from Florida International University in 2012, where she earned her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. Shortly after, the university recognized Christina as the "Alumni of the Month." While in school, she was a Sideline Reporter and covered FIU football, basketball and baseball. She interviewed multiple players and coaches, including former men's head basketball coach and NBA Hall-of-Famer, Isiah Thomas. She also worked in the sports department at WFOR-TV for two years, and interned at WFTV in the summer of 2011.
Christina is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and National Association of Black Journalists.
When she's not working, Christina enjoys mentoring, giving back to the community, cheering for her favorite sports team (The Florida Gators) and exploring everything North Carolina offers!