Phone: (732) 856-7079
Hometown: Hazlet (Grew up in Holmdel)
Birthday: August 16
Christina Johnson is the Senior Local News Editor for the Holmdel-Hazlet Patch, and the Middletown-NJ Patch.
She is part of the start-up team that launched Patch in Monmouth County in December, 2010.
Before joining Patch, Christina worked at the Star Ledger as a newspaper feature writer for four years and as a multimedia producer/photo editor at MSNBC.com where she worked in the newsrooms of CNBC and NBC News for six years.
She covered municipal meetings and wrote features for the Asbury Park Press out of the Middletown Bureau, and the News Tribune of Woodbridge.
Christina began her career in news at the New York Times, where she worked at the old 43rd Street newsroom for four years. Her first paycheck said "copygirl." Before that, she was inspired by an internship for her TV idol, Charles Kuralt of CBS News.
Her passion for news can be traced to all the way back to her first job as a girl growing up in Holmdel: a bicycle papergirl for the Sunday Register.
A graduate of Holmdel High, Christina now lives in Hazlet with her husband, son and daughter.