Christian Heilman joined WDBJ7 as a reporter in December 2015. He was previously a reporter at WTAJ in Altoona, Pennsylvania. There, he received a mid-Atlantic Emmy nomination for his work.
Christian grew up in the Pittsburgh area and attended Penn State University with a dual major in broadcast journalism and management information systems. He completed internships with WPXI in Pittsburgh and ABC News in New York City.
During his time at Penn State, he was a part of the on-campus television station and the college’s Emmy award-winning Centre County Report. While there, some of Christian’s work placed nationally in the Hearst Journalism Awards. His reporting also took him to Cuba with Penn State’s International Reporting class. There, he reported on the lack of internet connectivity on the island.
In his free time, Christian enjoys running, taking photos and keeping up with the latest technology.