I am a digital journalist for New Jersey 101.5FM. I began working with the station in 2007 as a morning news producer (I don't miss the 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule) until my shift into the field. This job is always full of surprises; I never know where the next assignment will take me.
NJ has more than 250 missing kids who are runaways
Up to 2.8 million youth run away each year in the U.S., according to the National Runaway Safeline.
NJ pushing college students to ‘fight the flu’ — with vaccine
Getting vaccinated for the flu, which killed 80,000 people in the U.S. last winter, isn't typically a priority for college students.
Why we’re seeing more cases of student-teacher relationships
From 2014 through 2017, Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation (S.E.S.A.M.E.) was alerted of 70 such teacher arrests in the Garden State, and nearly 2,200 nationwide.
NJ Poison Control: Beware of harmful ingredients in dietary supplements
"Even what you read on the bottle of a dietary supplement just may not be the truth," said Dr. Diane Calello, medical director for the New Jersey Poison Control Center.
NJ sweep wrangles parents behind on child support payments
With warrants in hand, sheriff's offices throughout the Garden State are constantly after these offenders who are constantly trying to dodge the system.
NJ Girl Scouts connecting the elderly with long-distance family
A few Girl Scouts are essentially making miracles happen weekly for the elderly residents of Hunterdon Care Center.
Will Atlantic City lose when Pennsylvania welcomes online/sports betting?
Competition from neighboring states, mainly Pennsylvania, was a major factor in the decline of the Atlantic City casino industry, including the closure of five gaming halls between 2014 and 2016.
NJ drivers like to fight parking tickets — does it ever work?
Unfortunately, the chances of actually succeeding are likely worse here than in other states.
$1 million will help NJ troops transition to a career in teaching
“Military service members have a unique set of skills to offer to the classroom,” said Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet.
No repeat offenders: How Monmouth County is helping addicts avoid jail
Created by the county prosecutor's office, Cuffs to Beds gives certain drug offenders a chance to accept treatment and avoid the criminal justice system. A successful attempt at kicking their habit could result in downgraded or dropped charges.