GO DEVILS! Christine Devine is a proud graduate of Arizona State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism.
Christine is on the prestigious Board of Trustees at her alma mater. She is a past member of the National Alumni Council. She is a past recipient of the Founders Award for Alumni Achievement and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism. Christine also founded a scholarship at the broadcast school. While at ASU, Christine was a resident assistant, and worked at the campus radio station. In high school she received ASU’s Leadership Scholarship and Medallion of Merit.
L.A. Anchor Donates to New Cronkite Home
Christine Devine, the Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles news anchor and 1987 graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is giving $50,000 to help kick off a fund-raising campaign for the school’s new home.
The Cronkite School will soon announce opportunities for donors to permanently name rooms in the new Cronkite building, a six-story, 223,000-square foot state-of-the-art journalism education complex in downtown Phoenix that will house the school and KAET-TV, the public television station operated by ASU.
Devine’s gift, the campaign’s first from a Cronkite graduate, will go to the naming of the conference room in Cronkite News Service, the new building’s showcase multimedia newsroom. In addition, Devine has previously created and endowed a scholarship at the Cronkite School.
“It is my honor to contribute to the education of other students,” said Devine, who anchors the 10 p.m. newscast at Fox11 in Los Angeles. “I attended ASU, thanks to an academic scholarship, and strongly believe in returning the gift. I thank ASU for the opportunity to be a part of the future.”
“It is only fitting that Christine is the first member of the Cronkite School alumni family to make a gift to the school’s building campaign,” said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan. “She has always been a great supporter of the school and our students. We are enormously proud of the career success she has achieved and grateful that she has remained a close friend and great advocate of the Cronkite School over the years.”
The $71 million cost of the new Cronkite home, scheduled to open in August 2008, is covered by a $223 million bond issue approved by Phoenix voters last year to help build the new downtown campus. Private donations to the naming campaign will provide the Cronkite School with resources to recruit more top-flight faculty members, provide more scholarships and financial aid to talented and deserving students and help deliver the extraordinary professional education for which the school is known.
Christine hosted ASU’s 2016 Film Spark event at Grady Gammage. Guest speaker, Director Spike Lee
Christine sponsors a scholarship at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism