Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted: Wed, November 7 2012 at 12:53 AM, Updated: Thu, November 8 2012 at 11:27 AM
Nearly 300 people at the Jackson County Democrats' Blue Bash Fundraiser cheered in unison when they heard Barack Obama was projected to be the 44th President of the United States.
Attendees said they were thrilled to hear the news.
But the road to the White House was a bumpy one. Both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney were neck and neck in a statistical dead-heat in the hours leading up to election day.
Some Democrats we spoke with say they were nervous in the beginning but are now excited to see what the President will accomplish next in his second term as President.
Christine Pitawanich was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. In 2010, she received a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.
Christine also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Washington.
Before joining the NBC5 News team, she had the opportunity to file reports from Washington D.C. for WFFT FOX Ft. Wayne News in Indiana. Christine has also interned at KOMO-TV in Seattle.
Christine loves to ski, try new food and have fun in the outdoors.