Published in The Washington Post on June 27, 2018
Christine Nicole Tierney
Beloved daughter of William Joseph Tierney and Elly Maria
(Amourghi) Tierney, born May 12, 1958, died June 18, 2018
after a courageous struggle with Parkinson's disease.
Born in Tehran, Iran while her father was a foreign service
officer on a mission for the U.S.Government, she lived in
Tel-Aviv, Karachi, Lahore, Cairo, Taipei and Kathmandu,
before returning to Washington, DC, where she graduated from Woodrow Wilson H.S.
(1975), received a bachelor's degree from Georgetown and a master's degree in journalism
from American University.
Her career took her to New York, Montreal, Mexico City, Paris, and Frankfurt. A polyglot, and
recipient of a Gerald Loeb award in 2010 for "Bankruptcy" (Detroit News) and a 2007 Loeb
finalist, she reported for Business Week, Reuters, The Detroit News, The Wall Street Journal,
She was known for her collegiality, love of animals, humor, great intellect, and most
memorably for her rapier wit and sense of adventure.
Christine was predeceased by her father William J. Tierney, sister Elizabeth Theresa Tierney.
She leaves her mother, Elly Tierney of Washington, D.C. and sisters Alice Tierney Witt of
Silver Spring, MD, and Martha Tierney of Mobile, AL.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to Reporters Without Borders.
Services were private.