Christina Tkacik

Writer

Christina Tkacik is a multimedia journalist specializing in video, photography and social media. She worked at National Geographic in Washington and A Magazine in Beirut. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in media studies from American University of Beirut. 

Recent Articles

  • Bowie State student's stabbing death at University of Maryland to be prosecuted as a hate crime

    Bowie State student's stabbing death at University of Maryland to be prosecuted as a hate crime

    A former University of Maryland student charged with fatally stabbing a Bowie State student in the spring was indicted on a hate-crime charge Tuesday by a Prince George’s County grand jury. “We are completely comfortable with the indictment in this case,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney...

  • 2 shot in Baltimore Monday night

    2 shot in Baltimore Monday night

    A 22-year-old woman and 24-year old man were injured in separate shootings Monday evening in Baltimore, according to police. A group of males began firing on the 500 block of McMechen Street around 7 p.m., said Baltimore Detective Nicole Monroe. She declined to say how many were in the group, but...

  • Baltimore family killed in firebombing 15 years ago remembered by neighbors and city

    Baltimore family killed in firebombing 15 years ago remembered by neighbors and city

    Gail Hemphill Danik can’t forget the night Angela Dawson, her husband and five children died in a firebombing. “I vividly remember the cries from the building,” said Hemphill Danik, recalling the night of the fire, when she stood outside with her mother, helpless as the flames engulfed the Dawsons’...

  • Locust Point roads closed Sunday morning for Baltimore's Komen Race for the Cure

    Locust Point roads closed Sunday morning for Baltimore's Komen Race for the Cure

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is returning this weekend to the city for the first time in a decade. Many streets in Locust Point will close Sunday morning to accommodate the runners and walkers. Fort Avenue will be closed to cars from Lawrence Street to Fort McHenry from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m....

  • Man shot in Sandtown-Winchester

    Man shot in Sandtown-Winchester

    A man was shot in the leg Thursday night in Sandtown-Winchester, police said. Officers were dispatched at around 9:20 p.m. to the 1800 block of North Mount Street. They found the victim, a 20 year-old man, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Last month, Branston...

  • Boyfriend indicted on murder charges in death of Wilde Lake teacher

    Boyfriend indicted on murder charges in death of Wilde Lake teacher

    A man accused of killing his pregnant Howard County girlfriend has been indicted on murder charges, according to court documents. A hearing is scheduled for Oct. 20. Tyler Tessier, 33, of Boyds, was arrested last month and charged with killing Laura Wallen, his girlfriend. Allen Wolf, Tessier’s...

  • Martial Arts studio in Timonium robbed

    Martial Arts studio in Timonium robbed

    Someone stole cash, blank checks and video cameras from the Maryland Martial Arts studio on the 1800 block of York Road in Timonium on Sept. 28, Baltimore County Police said. “He took our check book… he made a mess out of all the closets searching for something,” said Marta Quintana, 58, who runs...

  • Baltimore artist installs protest-inspired sculpture in Mondawmin

    Baltimore artist installs protest-inspired sculpture in Mondawmin

    On the other side of a chain-link fence, traffic moves along the street that protesters walked following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015. Inside the fence, artist Matthew Gray stands with his latest sculpture, an aluminum mass titled “Cache #1.” “It’s very helter-skelter,” said Matthew Gray,...

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