Christine Devine

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Christine Devine
Born (1965-11-02) November 2, 1965 (age 53)
ResidenceLos Angeles County, California, U.S.
EducationArizona State University
OccupationNews anchor
KTTV 1990-present
Partner(s)Sean McNabb
Parent(s)Karen and Jack Devine
Awards16 Emmy Awards,[citation needed]
Associated Press Award

Christine Devine (born November 2, 1965) is an American television news anchor based in Los Angeles. She can be seen weeknights on KTTV's Fox 11 News. She has won 16 Emmys, including the prestigious Governors Award.[1] Six Emmys were for Best Newscast.[2]


Devine is known for her "Wednesday's Child" adoption segment. Since 1994 she has profiled foster children looking for adoptive homes, resulting in more than 500 adoptions.[3] In 2009, she was honored in Washington, D.C. with a congressional award.[4][citation needed] She wrote a book on "Wednesday's Child": Finding a Forever Family, A News Anchor's Notebook.

Devine has received the Congressional Coalition's Angels in Adoption award, two Gracie Allen Awards from AWRT (American Women in Radio & Television), the Society of Professional Journalists' Anna Quindlen Award for Community Service, Volunteers of America' Media Volunteer of the Year (LA) award, Child Welfare League of America award and Career Achievement from the Chamber of Commerce.[citation needed] She is in the Arizona State University Alumni Hall of Fame.[5] She has been honored by the LAPD, LA County Board of Supervisors, LA City, and LA County Sheriff's Department.[6]

Devine was a co-chair of The Good News Foundation, a non-profit founded by five LA news anchors/reporters wanting to honor the "good" in Los Angeles[citation needed] GNF helped build a computer lab for homeless children, and a showroom for low-income women to receive free career clothing. It sponsors an apartment at the Downtown Women's Center for homeless women, and a journalism scholarship.[7][8]

On November 20, 2015, Devine was celebrated at Fox News, having worked there for 25 years.

She has appeared as a reporter in a number of movies and TV series, including 24, Prison Break, Melrose Place, 90210, The Cable Guy, Wag the Dog, Most Wanted, Independence Day.[9]

Early life and education[edit]

Devine was born in Hamburg, New York, and grew up in Arizona.[10] She graduated from Arizona State University in 1987[11] and began her career as a reporter in her home state before joining KTTV. She is in the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism's Hall of Fame, and received ASU's Founders Day Alumni Achievement award.[12] She attended on the Leadership Scholarship.[citation needed] She is currently on the Alumni Association board.[4][dead link][citation needed]

Devine attended Tolleson Union High School in Tolleson, Arizona. She was Valedictorian and was voted "Most Likely to Succeed."[7][dead link][citation needed]

She is of Brazilian and European American ancestry. Her mother married Dr. Jack Devine. He legally adopted her and she changed her name to Christine Devine.[citation needed]

Christine married musician/actor Sean McNabb on September 9, 2016.[citation needed] Both Christine and Sean are active in the community doing charity harley rides, golf tournaments and public speaking.[7][dead link][citation needed]


  1. ^ Desk, News. "Christine Devine recipient of the 63rd LA Area Governors Award & NBC4 Tops 63rd Annual Los Angeles Area Emmys | Diversity News Magazine Published by Diversity News Publications - Arts & Entertainment, Awards, Breaking News, Celebrity News, Features, Fashion, Movies, Sports". Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  2. ^ "Gale - Enter Product Login". Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  3. ^ "NBC4 Tops 63rd Los Angeles Area Emmys". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  4. ^ a b KTTV >> Christine Devine Bio. URL accessed on April 5, 2010. Archived April 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Christine Devine '87 B.A." ASU Alumni Association. 2015-06-09. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  6. ^ FOX. "Christine Devine". KTTV. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  7. ^ a b c Official Christine Devine Bio Archived February 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine URL accessed on April 4, 2010.
  8. ^ The Good News Foundation. URL accessed on April 5, 2010. Archived March 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Christine Devine Filmography. URL accessed on April 5, 2010.
  10. ^ "Christine Devine's Official Website: Family". United States: Archived from the original on January 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
  11. ^ Christine Devin '87 B.A. - ASU Alumni Association
  12. ^ "christine devine '87 b.a." ASU Alumni Association. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2017-03-02.

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