Christine Hinkel

Executive Producer of "The :30"

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hinkel@wcax.com

Christine Hinkel is currently the Executive Producer of "The :30" on WCAX.

Christine has spent most of her life in Vermont. She attended Shelburne schools and graduated from CVU.

Christine graduated Penn State, but didn't discover journalism until she did an internship in the Environment Unit at CNN in Atlanta. While there, she was picked to work on a CNN Presents special about the New Hampshire Primary that aired in February 1996 (she pulled footage from WCAX covering results in Dixville Notch to include in that report).

Christine moved back to Vermont and was hired part time by WCAX in the Production Department, but she really wanted to be in News. She got her wish and was hired as a reporter and associate producer on the Saturday evening and weekday morning broadcasts.

In the years that followed, Christine has focused exclusively on producing, working on the weekday evening broadcasts and special projects. In 2003, she was part of the team to win the Edward R. Murrow award for best small market television broadcast in the nation. In 2010 she was chosen to help create and launch "The :30," a weekday news talk show that airs at 5:30 p.m.

Christine is also an adjunct professor at Champlain College in Burlington. She teaches Electronic Media Writing, a course where students learn to write in broadcast style as they focus on scripting, teamwork and the value of asking great questions.

Christine lives in Essex with her husband and daughter.


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