Lindsey Christ loves being in classrooms – and pouring over spreadsheets, both of which are key parts of her job as a NY1 education reporter. The former NYC middle-school teacher has been covering city schools for NY1 since 2009, making her the most experienced education reporter in the city.
Lindsey often remembers how as a teacher, she would frequently fall asleep on the subway home, utterly exhausted. Her teaching experience gives her a deep appreciation for the challenges, frustrations and rewards of working in city schools.
Her work at NY1 has earned numerous national Education Writers Association awards, as well as an Emmy nomination for a documentary comparing education in Tokyo to education in New York. Lindsey has also won the top prize for overall reporting from the New York Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
When not covering city schools, Lindsey is closely monitoring the next generation of city school kids. Or, more accurately, chasing her twin toddlers through Prospect Park with her husband and their pug, Frank.