Cristina Gallotto is a multimedia journalist and an undergraduate senior at Boston University. Cristina’s work experience includes internships at NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS Boston, and NBC Portland. Currently, she is the Executive Producer of Boston University’s nationally-awarded news magazine program, Inside Boston. She also writes part-time for Boston’s #1-rated news station, WCVB-TV (ABC Boston) and interns at the Consulate General of France in Boston. Cristina is pursuing a journalism major and a history minor. Her love for communications is what drives her every day. She is set to graduate in May of 2017.
At BU, Cristina has acquired four years of multimedia journalism experience. On BUTV10’s Inside Boston, she manages a team of thirty collegiate journalists. Most recently, Inside Boston produced half-hour episodes covering the 2016 Massachusetts ballot questions and professional athletes’ role in the political arena. Inside Boston digs deeper into the political and cultural stories that shape the community of Greater Boston and the country.
For the 2016 presidential election, Cristina was selected from dozens of BU applicants to report live on Clinton campaign for BUTV’s production “The Vote 2016”. She was one of two collegiate reporters covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign from inside her election night event.
IN 2015, Cristina interned at NBC’s Meet The Press, Cristina took part in production and research in the early months of 2016 election coverage. She assisted producers with digital pieces, participated in the story development process, assisted in the control room during live broadcasts, and greeted on-air guests on Sundays. Meet The Press inspired Cristina’s passion of political reporting, a passion that has not since faded.
Before that, Cristina interned for two semesters at CBS Boston (WBZ-TV). There, she worked in the field and in the newsroom to contribute to a leading Boston news station in breaking coverage. She participated in the coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing obstruction of justice hearings, the Market Basket shutdown, and the massive snow damage of 2015.
At the NBC affiliate of Portland, ME (WCSH-TV), Cristina worked with a team of exceptional journalists whose guidance and training have given her the skills needed to excel in the industry. In Portland, Cristina reported on air on breaking news, MMJd, assisted in web producing and writing script, and editing, all on deadline.
A semester in Washington, D.C. allowed Cristina to report from the capital on her assigned beat of religion and religious conflict. Her packages on Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in 2015 aired nationally on the Catholic TV Network. She reported on the Syrian migrant crisis from the capitol and the rise of Islamophobia following the Paris attacks.
The Lebanese-Syrian Ladies Aid Society awarded Cristina for her leadership and academic excellence. The Boston Bookbuilders Association awarded her for her promise in the multimedia journalism industry.
In her spare time, Cristina volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. She holds her family close to her heart and spends time outdoors whenever possible.