Christina Hager

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Award-winning reporter Christina Hager works as a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV News. Hager joined the station in June 1999, after working as a reporter for WTNH-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1998 she was honored with a New England Emmy for her work in breaking news, in addition to receiving four Emmy nominations in 1997.

Prior to her work in Connecticut, Hager was a general assignment reporter in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek, Michigan, where she won a 1996 Michigan Emmy Award for Best Documentary.

Hager has been reporting throughout the country for more than ten years. She began her career as a general assignment reporter at WGBC-TV (NBC) in Meridian, Mississippi, and relocated after two years to WLBZ-TV (NBC) in Bangor, Maine as a reporter and anchor.

Raised in a “news family,” (her father is NBC network correspondent Robert Hager) Hager was born in Bethesda, Maryland. She graduated from Colby College where she received a bachelor of arts degree in Government and English. She worked as the News Director for WMHB Colby Radio. Hager received her master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She presently resides in the Greater Boston area with her husband and sons.

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Memorial for hit and run victim Frankie Fortuna in Leominster (WBZ-TV)

Battle Of Memorials Brewing In Leominster

On what has become sacred ground for two sons of Leominster, a clash of memorials is brewing.


Gretchen Fordham (WBZ-TV)

Doctors Give Salisbury Woman Painkillers After Heroin Overdose

Police and investigators with the Essex District Attorney’s office are looking into whether a Salisbury woman died from the opiate-based painkillers doctors gave her after treating her for a heroin overdose.


Bicyclist in Boston (WBZ-TV)

Victims’ Relatives Urge Lawmakers To Make Roads Safer For Bicyclists

Mass. lawmakers are considering several bicycle safety bills.


Mary Franklin. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Widow Says Obama’s Gun Control Actions Fall Short

As President Obama threw his executive authority behind gun control by implementing stricter background checks, one Boston woman said she’s left wanting more.


Faneuil Hall in Boston (WBZ-TV)

Warm Weather Puts A Damper On Holiday Shopping Spirit

Consumers just aren’t in the holiday buying mood.


Philip Chism in handcuffs on Nov. 18, 2015 (WBZ)

Philip Chism Under Extra Security At Juvenile Detention Center

Philip Chism was convicted of crimes more serious than most adult inmates, but since he’s only 16, he can’t go to a maximum security prison like other murderers.


Philip Chism in court on Dec. 2. (WBZ-TV)

Doctor: Philip Chism Expressed Remorse For ‘Difficulties’ He’s Caused

A doctor testified that Philip Chism suffers from psychosis and has been hearing a voice in his head.


Shooter Detection Systems  pinpoints gunshots (WBZ-TV)

Technology Developed In Mass. Pinpoints Location Of Active Shooter

A local security tech firm is installing new technology that pinpoints exactly where shots are fired within one second.


Barry Laughton  points at vandalized van in Derry, NH (WBZ-TV)

Vandals Target Disabled Veteran In Derry, NH

A disabled veteran says he’s been targeted by vandals in the days leading up to Veterans Day.


The owner of Peabody Market was fined for improper working conditions. (Christina Hager/WBZ)

Clerk Lived In Walk-In Cooler At Peabody Store, Says AG

The owner of a Peabody convenience store has been fined after it was discovered that a former clerk was working more than 100 hours a week and living in a broken walk-in cooler.




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