But these are not the only organizations that have recognized her work. She has also received more than 100 awards from groups such as the Texas Public Health Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas AP Broadcasters, Houston Press Club, Harris County Medical Society, American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Harris County Pharmacy Association, Texas Department of Transportation, and the Jewish Federation of Houston.
Her reporting duties have covered subjects ranging from toxic waste to chocolate factories! She has traveled across the country and to Moscow. She even reported from the Russian Arctic where she was toasted with reindeer blood by nomadic herders! In 1989 she received a special award from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston for her series of reports from Russia which helped secure the freedom of a Soviet Jewish family.
Her variety of Health Check reports cover the latest medical news of the day including her award-winning report on the rare father-son liver transplant as well as a story on brain surgery to cure epilepsy. She's also covered health tips on living to be 100, and ways to overcome infertility. She's done seven sets of bacteria and chemical pollution reports documenting findings of bacteria on hotel bedspreads, E.coli in iced tea, and mercury in the San Jacinto River.
She gave us an inside look at military medicine in Germany at Landstuhl Regional Hospital during the first week of the war in Iraq. She was among the last to videotape inside the emergency room before American casualties began arriving the next morning and the hospital was indefinitely closed to media.
She traveled to Japan with M.D. Anderson scientists to tell the story of a new proton radiation machine being built for Houston, and the M.D. Anderson physician from Hiroshima who helped bring it here.
Christi's reports have been recognized with many awards and honors among which are: