About Christina Kovac

Christina Kovac writes psychological thrillers set in Washington, DC. The Cutaway is her debut novel.  

Prior to writing fiction, Christina Kovac worked in television news. Her career began with a college internship at Fox 5’s Ten O’Clock News in DC that turned into a field-producing job—making minimum wage while chasing news stories, gossiping with press officers, and cultivating sources—while somehow making rent on a closet-sized apartment on Capitol Hill. After a stint as weekend editor at WRC TV and senior editor at the ABC affiliate, she went on to work at the Washington Bureau of NBC Network News, as a desk editor and news producer in such stories as that of missing DC intern, Chandra Levy.  

After being late to pick up her kids at daycare one too many times, she left television to start a writing career. She lives in suburban Maryland with her family, a husband, two kids, a gimpy dog and noisy cat. She loves reading crime fiction and hanging out in bookstores and going for long walks to work out plot problems. She’s not fully human until she’s read the morning newspapers while gulping down a ritual six cups of half-caff (so, it’s kind of like only three cups?) Her most fervent belief is that baseball’s Opening Day should be a national holiday.  

She’s currently at work on her second novel.