Christine Manika

Christine Manika graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student.

During her time at SXU, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and 
“The Xavierite” Newspaper. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Prior to her final year of her undergraduate studies, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. She had the opportunity to work on a variety of stories including the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour, the 2017 MLS All-Star game at Soldier Field, and the high-profile José Quintana trade.

Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM.

Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she is not in the newsroom, Christine can be found running on the bike trials or exploring her new city!  She also loves spending time with her family and friends. She can’t wait to share her new city with them!

Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin!  Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian. Christine is very passionate about music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.

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