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Overview (2)

Born in Paso Robles, California, USA
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christine Clayburg was born in Paso Robles War Memorial hospital to a Vietnam combat medic and a homemaker. Her mother became school cafeteria employee of the year and supported the family after her father was disabled. She is the eldest of 5 daughters.

Her first big break as a director came from recruiting her little sisters as actors and crew to make picture book stories using disposable Kodak film cameras. She studied the performing arts rigorously in church, high school, and community college and landed her first student film at Robin Williams Alma Mater, Allan Hancock College. A college advisor heard her sing at a local opera cafe, and set up a unique internship for her in the KCRA weather department in Sacramento.

Since then, she has hosted, anchored, forecast and headlined newscasts across the nation including KABC in Los Angeles, WCCO in Minneapolis, WHDH in Boston and KHQ in Spokane, WA where she also became known as an audio book reader for Books in Motion. She was quickly nominated for an Emmy for her work as a Meteorologist in Minnesota and also named "Boston's Best Meteorologist" by Improper Bostonian magazine. Her live severe weather coverage and severe weather programming garnered several station Emmy Awards and her work as host of "The Snow Snow" in Minnesota led to a Hirsch Broadcasting award for Sports programming in it's first season.

On stage she has played Mary Bailey in the musical "It's a Wonderful Life," Sarah in Sondheim's "Company," Gloria Upson in "Mame," Lydia in "The Vampyre," and Grace Bradley in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." She also performed as an ingenue at a regional melodrama on the California Central Coast and has spoken for many organizations across the country advocating for women in STEM.

A military veteran with a legacy of service that dates back continuously to the American Revolution, Christine flew with the Air National Guard with units in Minnesota and California as a C-130 Hercules Loadmaster, instructor and Aerial Firefighter. She is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan as well as many peacetime and readiness airlift missions around the globe.

Before her military service, she climbed numerous North and South American peaks as high as 22,842', kayaked solo for a week through the Apostle Islands on frigid Lake Superior, bicycled from San Francisco to Los Angeles along the Pacific Coast Highway, completed Olympic length triathlons and traversed the Sierra Nevada alone.

She holds a B.S. in GeoScience and an MFA in TV and Film Screenwriting.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Central Artists Mgmt

Trade Mark (1)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Trivia (9)

Climbed 22,842' Aconcagua in Argentina, the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.
C-130 Airdrop qualified Loadmaster with the Air National Guard.
Climbed numerous high-altitude peaks including Mt. Rainer, Baker, Whitney, Shasta, and Mt. Hood. Led many novices ranging in age from 9 to 60 to the summits of 14,000' cascade peaks.
Produced a TV test pilot titled "Women Outside" leading women of 4 generations to the summit of Mt. Shasta. All 6 of the women reached the summit.
Won 3rd annual "Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities" at the Minneapolis Hilton raising over $3,500 for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
Expert Marksman.
Military Awards and Decorations: Air Medal, Aerial Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, Air Force Longevity Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 'M' Device, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol), Air Force Training Ribbon, Minnesota State Good Conduct Ribbon, Minnesota State Service Medal, California Federal Service Ribbon.
Recruited by NASA-JPL for the astronaut class of 2016.
Performed a stand-up routine for "Funniest Person with a Day Job" at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in Minneapolis where she was selected as 2nd place semi-finalist. She had never done stand-up comedy before.

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