Christina (Muñoz) Madsen is the associate vice president of communications, public relations and marketing for the University of Central Arkansas. She made the switch from television news to higher education in March 2014. Prior to joining UCA, Christina spent 11 years at KATV Channel 7 where she was the evening anchor alongside Scott Inman for nine years. Throughout her time at KATV, Christina covered a variety of stories and events that took her all over the state, nation, and even to Mexico to highlight the work of Arkansans there. She covered presidential campaigns, sporting events, and, her favorite, feature stories about Arkansans overcoming adversity.
Christina came to Little Rock from Duluth, Minnesota, where she was a reporter for KDLH, the CBS affiliate. Prior to that she worked behind the scenes at WCCO in Minneapolis. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Christina is also a published author. She and her former news director, Randy Dixon, created a book in memory of Anne Pressly, a KATV anchor/reporter who was murdered in her own home. The proceeds go to a scholarship in Anne’s name.
Christina was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota, which is her dad’s hometown. Her mom was born and raised in La Serena, Chile. Christina and her husband Dave have two daughters, Sydney Raquel (born in 2008) and Reagan Anne (born in 2011). She’s a member of Conway Kiwanis, is on the advisory board of Ballet Arkansas and is an honorary member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.