Christine Ferretti – Board Member
Christine Ferretti is the editor for BridgeDetroit and an award-winning journalist who spent nearly 20 years reporting and editing at one of Michigan’s largest daily newspapers.
Prior to joining BridgeDetroit in March 2022, Ferretti spent close to a decade heading up Detroit City Hall coverage for The Detroit News. She joined the Detroit office amid the city’s financial crisis and was a key contributor to the team reporting on the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the nation.
She worked to hold elected officials accountable, amplify the issues that matter to Detroiters and give a voice to residents in the city’s most underserved communities.
Ferretti started her career at The Detroit News in 2003 as an editorial assistant. She later held a dual role as a reporter and an editor before being named an assistant city editor in 2021. In that role, she led the reporting team for Detroit City Hall, Wayne County government as well as Macomb, Oakland and Macomb counties.
She has been recognized by the Society of American Business Writers and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting contributions on Detroit’s bankruptcy. She also was recognized by the Michigan Press Association for “Second Chance Granted,” a 12-story series on former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to grant clemency for nearly a dozen convicted murderers as one of his last acts in office.
Ferretti earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from Madonna University. She was a National Press Foundation fellow on public and private pensions and took part in a fellowship program through Michigan State University’s Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute.