Christina Vazquez


Christina Boomer Vazquez is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning field journalist with more than two decades of experience in the broadcast journalism industry. 
Christina is Cuban-American and a Miami-native. After earning a political science degree at Boston College, Christina began to pursue her passion for journalism. Her career has taken her to London, Boston, Rhode Island, California, Texas and Arizona. 

Along the way she picked up several awards to include a regional Edward R. Murrow, several regional Emmys and the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. 

Arizona named her one of its top 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40. 

She has covered some of the biggest stories of our time to include The Station Nightclub Fire, Hurricane Katrina, and the George Zimmerman Trial. Christina was also the creator of the Emmy Award-winning investigative consumer protection segment “Call Christina.” 

She earned a regional Edward R. Murrow award for her coverage from Honduras exploring the political, economic and security reasons underpinning a surge in unaccompanied migrant children at the US-Mexico border. 

While working at the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, Christina was awarded a USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, a national award. Judges commended Christina for her “creative use of ‘participatory journalism’ connecting viewers to candidates through Twitter and other social media." 

She was also the recipient of several Associated Press awards for her work "Behind the Border," a series covering immigration policy and border issues from Juarez, Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Columbus, New Mexico. Christina has also worked in international media development training journalists in emerging democracies. 
In 2011 Christina decided to return to Miami, Florida to raise her daughter with family. 
While covering the pandemic from the frontlines for WPLG, Christina also earned a Master of Science in Communications with a journalism innovation specialization from Syracuse University, graduating with the highest GPA of her class and earning a Graduate School Master’s Prize. 
Christina’s digital journalism has also been recognized, winning Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Florida Chapter digital award categories to include "New Media Engagement." 
In 2021, Christina was honored for her public service reporting as an Esserman-Knight Journalism Award finalist. The award highlights “local journalists whose work has demonstrated the power to change laws and lives.” 
Christina is an advisory board member of World Affairs Council of Miami and a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), and Global Ties Miami. 
Christina is also a proud Girl Scouts mom and serves on the board of the Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida.