The Houston Press Club, the Emmy awards, the Society of Professional Journalists, the RIAS Berlin International Commission, the Texas, Ohio and Indiana Associated Press, the Gracie Awards, Clarion Awards and RTDNA have all honored Dobbyn for her outstanding journalistic merits. She also received RTDNA's Sherlee Barish Award given to a journalist who shows great promise in her rookie year as a reporter.
Prior to her arrival in Houston, Christine served as reporter and back-up anchor at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate and number one station in Columbus, Ohio. While there, she reported on major stories including the Columbus Highway Shooter, September 11 crash of Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pa., John Glenn's Return from Space Homecoming, controversial issues involving Ohio State University athletics, and the WW II Memorial Dedication in Washington D.C. Dobbyn also interviewed President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry numerous times during the 2004 U.S. Presidential campaign. She even landed an exclusive with George W. Bush, and wife Laura, during the 2000 Presidential campaign.
A Ball State University telecommunications graduate, she was named Graduate of the Last Decade in 1999. Always enhancing her reporting abilities, Christine is a graduate of the Poynter Institute and she spent two weeks in Europe after being selected for the RTDNA-RIAS German Journalist Exchange Program.
Christine started her professional broadcasting career at WEHT-TV, the ABC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana. At WEHT, she served the station as reporter and back-up anchor and covered major stories including the Heath High School shooting in Paducah, Ky., and the 1997 Ohio River flood, earning the station an Indiana Associated Press award.
An accomplished singer and dancer, Christine sang her way to the finals of Miss Indiana. She has also held titles of Indianapolis 500 Princess, Miss Indianapolis, and Miss Heart of Indiana.
In her spare time, Christine enjoys traveling, spending time with family and running as she has finished five half-marathons (including two Indy 500 Festival Mini-Marathons and two Houston Aramco Half-Marathons). Dobbyn enjoys everything the nation's fourth largest city has to offer but especially its friendly, diverse population and food offerings!
Restaurant week is almost here and that means Houston area restaurants will be showcasing their dishes. But, some shops are facing big problems -- a lack of wait staff. They can't find enough people to fill the positions.
Firefighters were called to the home on Westover at around 6:45am and found it fully engulfed in flames
Police spotted the family's vehicle driving inside a barricaded area in north Houston around 1am and pulled them over; they say one of the kids threw an open beer can out the window.
Activist trying to bring burned Iranian children to Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston for treatment
They are innocent victims with burn scars that are horrific. The school fire they were trapped in took place a world away, but they may soon get a second chance at recovery right here in the Houston area
Transplant games kick off with opening ceremonies at BBVA Compass Stadium.