I have been an independent – or freelance – journalist and sports blogger for two decades with a primary focus on press coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the National Football League (NFL, press credentials) and joined the staff of Steel City Underground in March of 2017 where I am currently the Assistant Editor and a staff writer.

Prior to that time, I was the co-editor, social media specialist and a staff writer for Steel City Report under Nathanial Bodnar. I have also been an ongoing contributor to CBS Sports, CBS Sports Local (including KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA), as well as the following:

  • AXS Entertainment
  • Numerous Football Blogs/Sites (including coverage of the Steelers and other NFL teams)

For three seasons, I  also covered the Iowa Barnstormers (now part of the Indoor Football League) and the Arena Football League (AFL).

As both a journalist and professional blogger, I have also extensively been engaged in writing about and covering the following topics at various times in the last 18 years:

  • Sustainable Living
  • Homesteading & ‘Prepping’
  • Politics

Non-professionally, I have been active on several blogs and sites dedicated to humor, technology, science fiction, comedy and varied topics from movie and book reviews.

You can view samples of some of my sports photography (mainly of Arena Football League) work by clicking here to be taken to Flikr.

For inquiries about hiring Christina as a freelance or independent journalist or photographer or media inquiries related to NFL or Pittsburgh Steelers coverage, please use the following contact form:


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