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As a general assignment reporter for more than 10 years at 11Alive News Duffie says she's had the pleasure of covering a variety of stories and meeting people from virtually all walks of life.

She has particularly enjoy being "out in the field", doing live shots on everything from extreme weather to a city council meeting.

Before her tenure here at 11Alive News, she spent three years at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina as a crime reporter. Her first job took her to Pocatello, Idaho where she was the executive producer and anchor of the first ever morning show at KPVI-TV.

While Duffie grew up in Southern California, she now consider Suwanee, Georgia home and wouldn't dream of moving back to west! She believes you just can't beat the quality of life, lakes and rivers and vacations up and down the east coast and Caribbean.

Duffie graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. And yes, she take a ribbing from co-workers about how much she could have really been studying given the school sits right above the beach in Malibu, CA.

Some of her favorite memories of doing this job for more than 17 years include riding out the eye of Hurricane Ivan in Mobile, AL, going undercover with federal drug agents, covering one of the first U.S trials with ties to terrorism and carrying the Olympic torch for the 1996 games.

Among the highlights in her personal life are her wonderful husband, her hero-mom, her friends and two dogs.

Find Duffie on Twitter at @DuffieDixon.

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