Christina Cortes

Senior Broadcast Journalist

Christina started at GBC in 2011 as a Production Secretary, which was invaluable in getting to know the workings and pace of the Newsroom. She learned about finding, researching, writing and editing stories, and was taken on as a Broadcast Journalist in 2012. She reports on politics, the courts and the community, and has a weekly feature on culture. “This is a job where you get to learn and inform people about all aspects of Gibraltarian life – it’s a big responsibility and a great privilege, and really interesting every day.” Christina read English Language and Literature at Oxford University, where she wrote for the St John’s College magazine. With a lifelong love of movies, she also has a certificate in film journalism from the British Film Institute. Together with her colleague and friend Michael Beltran, she has a regular movie review segment on GBC’s weekly magazine programme, “Stuff About Us” – and has appeared on it live, including once in full Star Trek uniform!

Christina has also written and appeared in comedy sketches for GBC’s yearly charity telethon “Open Day”, and for a satirical political programme during the 2011 General Election, “Mock the Vote”. She loves writing, and has won commendations for her short stories and poems locally, including winning the 2011 Autumn Poetry Competition. While her career is all about facts, in her spare time Christina loves losing herself in fiction – books, films and television! – as well as spending time with her friends and family.