Twitter: @TrishChristakes

Trish Christakes has been reporting for the Spectrum News 1 Charlotte team since November 2020.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, she is thrilled to join the incredible team of journalists in Charlotte. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2015, majoring in Journalism. 

Before joining the Spectrum News 1 team, she was a reporter and anchor in Central Illinois for 4 years. She became the first female sports director in the market while covering both news and sports. A die-hard sports fan, you can always catch her cheering on her Chicago teams!

Some of the most memorable stories she has stories covered were those highlighting some of the most vulnerable. She spent time with those experiencing homelessness in Central Illinois and wanted to bring light to some of the extreme hardship they would face. She has a deep passion for storytelling, giving a voice to the voiceless and making positives changes in her community. 

During her free time, Trish enjoys hiking and working out, volunteering at local animal shelters and spending time with her own fur babies.