Christina Tkacik

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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

  • 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,...

  • Seven shot — one fatally — in Baltimore Thursday night

    Seven shot — one fatally — in Baltimore Thursday night

    Seven people were shot in Baltimore Thursday night, including a 19-year-old man who died shortly after being taken to the hospital, police said. At 9:06 p.m., police responding to the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Pitcher Street in the Upton neighborhood found two 19-year-old men suffering from...

  • Pumpkin spice scent prompts Baltimore school evacuation

    Pumpkin spice scent prompts Baltimore school evacuation

    There was an unusual smell Thursday afternoon at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Upper Fells Point. The smell was on the third floor. Students and teachers didn’t know what it was. “It was a smell that they certainly weren’t used to,” said Bill Heiser, the school’s president, who was off-campus...

  • Retro HoCo: Looking back at the Shrine of St. Anthony

    Retro HoCo: Looking back at the Shrine of St. Anthony

    In 1979 photos, Dave Norton checks his mail. Marty Staniewicz makes a peanut butter sandwich. Were it not for the telltale friar’s robe, they could be anyone. “These are very, very real, normal people,” the Rev. Martin Kobos told The Baltimore Sun at the time. “It’s not a monk lifestyle here, locked...

  • Baltimore's first-ever 9/11 Heroes Run kicks off at the Inner Harbor

    Baltimore's first-ever 9/11 Heroes Run kicks off at the Inner Harbor

    Some 250 people stepped out Sunday for Baltimore’s first 9/11 Heroes Run to honor fallen veterans and first responders. The run, which wound across the Inner Harbor into Little Italy and back, was dedicated to Xavier Martin, the 24 year-old sailor from Halethorpe who died in June when the Navy...

  • A reporter recalls his time in Vietnam

    A reporter recalls his time in Vietnam

    As PBS airs the new documentary “The Vietnam War,” we checked back in with former Baltimore Sun reporter Bob Erlandson, 86, about his experience covering the war from fall 1966 to early 1968. The way Bob Erlandson tells it, he was in a bar in Venice when he met Ernest Hemingway. Erlandson was...

  • Protesters turn out at Ravens opener to back Kaepernick

    Protesters turn out at Ravens opener to back Kaepernick

    Fans streaming into M&T Bank Stadium for the Ravens’ home opener Sunday were met by a group of more than 30 people demonstrating support for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who ignited national controversy last year by kneeling during the national anthem, Kaepernick is still looking for...

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