Christy Wilcox reports weekdays for News 3. She joined the team in March 2016.
Christy comes from Yuma, Arizona where she was a weekday Anchor and MMJ for the 6, 9, 10 pm newscasts at KECY. While Christy was in Yuma, she reported from both Arizona and Mexico. Her focus was on the military, the southern border, immigration, and agriculture stories. She covered border patrol and immigration stories detailing recidivism and deportation, the first to break a military jet crash into a set of homes in El Centro, and she went one-on-one with a drug mule arrested for smuggling meth over the southern border. She graduated from U.S. Border Patrol’s Citizen Academy while she was there. During her off time she helped the Special Olympics of Arizona and volunteered at American Legion Post 19.
Prior to working in Arizona, Christy was a freelance video journalist and reporter in the Middle East. She reported in Syria and Turkey covering the conflict and related humanitarian and border issues. Her work was shown on FOX Network, Huffington Post, CCTV, Amnesty International to name a few.
Christy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor degree in Agricultural & Environmental Science. She was the first woman to become a two-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion titles. Her adventurous spirit brought her to Las Vegas for the first time in 2002, where she worked alongside Celine Dion’s show at Caesar’s Palace. After moving to California, she attended UCLA for journalism and interned at Torrance CitiCABLE before hosting two half-hour programs airing in Southern California.
She is currently seeking her graduate degree in Homeland Security from Penn State’s World Campus. Christy is a member of the National Press Photographer’s Association or NPPA.
Christy grew up in Western Pennsylvania working in her family’s greenhouse and nursery business. Most recently she participated in the 40 mile Road2Recovery in Las Vegas and has participated in a marathon and triathlon. During her time off she enjoys her time cycling on the trails near Lake Mead and Henderson.