Christine Scarpelli joined 7NEWS in January 2011 as a digital journalist (one-man-band). She is now a morning reporter and has a weekly segment called Let’s Eat.
Christine graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia with a Bachelor’s in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. She graduated in May of 2010 after interning at the CBS affiliate WLTX and WACH Fox in Columbia. In July 2010, she began working for WSPA in the Columbia, S.C. bureau as a multimedia intern alongside Capitol Reporter Robert Kittle.
While working in the politically charged city of Columbia, Christine covered the 2010 gubernatorial election when South Carolina elected its first female governor Nikki Haley. She covered Sarah Palin’s book signing of “America by Heart,” and she was able to shake the hand of President Obama on his visit to Columbia during his campaign.
Christine grew up in Lake Placid, N.Y., the Winter Sports Capital of the World and host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. In Lake Placid, she was busy playing ice hockey, figure skating, and skiing, while watching some of the best athletes and role models in the world train and compete.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, being active outside and cheering on the NY Yankees! She has fallen in love with the South for its warm, beautiful weather and friendly faces.
Christine wants to hear from you, whether it’s to share a story idea or just to say hello. She is excited to call Spartanburg her home and to bring you the latest stories from the Upstate.