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Kelly Waldron

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kelly Waldron graduated from Rutgers University and got her start in radio at WSUS in Sussex County.  She then moved on to WCTC/WMGQ in Middlesex County where she spent five years as Morning Drive News Anchor and Reporter before moving on to become a national correspondent for Metro Networks where she started the New Jersey Bureau.  From Metro Networks, Kelly moved on to WCBS 880 in New York where she spent ten years as a reporter.  Kelly decided to come back to her New Jersey roots and joined the NJ 101.5 news team as our Afternoon Drive News Anchor and Reporter.  She resides in Monroe with her husband and two children.

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Americans are spending more this year on Valentine’s Day

From flowers to candy to a night out on the town, couples plan to pull out all the stops this Valentine's Day and will shower their significant others with gifts. According to the National Retail Federation's Valentine's Day Consumer Spending Survey, the average person will spend more this year than in 2014.

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If you use emojis, you likely have more sex — really?

It is no surprise that technology has changed the way we communicate, but it has also impacted the way people date. In fact, the way singles communicate can say a lot about their sex lives. According to Match.com's annual dating survey, people who use more emojis in text messages are more sexually active.

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New Jersey ski slopes shaping up for banner season

With a lack of snow and warmer-than-average temperatures in November and December, New Jersey's ski season got off to a slow start, but a succession of recent snowstorms and plummeting temperatures have left mountains flooded with skiers, snowboarders and other adventure seekers looking for a blast of winter fun.

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Tax season scams are cited in annual IRS warning

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be an agent from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanding money, do not fall for it. It is one of the top threats the IRS is warning consumers about in its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season.

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Jon Hamm's character, Don Draper, of "Mad Men" bears out the perception that men are likely to seek out one-night stands.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Jon Hamm's character, Don Draper, of "Mad Men" bears out the perception that men are likely to seek out one-night stands. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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One-night stands? Mostly male driven, survey says

If men really are from Mars and women from Venus, Martians may be having more one-night stands. A new survey paints men as more likely than women to indulge in infidelity of the single evening variety.

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New Jersey summer rentals already in demand this month

The frigid temperatures, biting wind and recent snow have many New Jerseyans dreaming of warmer days in a beach chair, with their feet in the sand and a beverage in hand. Realtors across the state are already fielding calls from vacationers looking to rent a house at the Jersey Shore this summer.  

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How can New Jersey attract more jobs?

New Jersey's unemployment rate may be down, but finding a job is still tough in the Garden State. Only 29,000 jobs were added in 2014, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the job market grew only 0.7 percent compared to a 2.1 percent gain for the rest of the nation.

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In this Jan. 9 photo, gas prices were under two dollars a gallon at a service station in Leonia, N.J.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
In this Jan. 9 photo, gas prices were under two dollars a gallon at a service station in Leonia, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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Gas prices down, but fuel surcharges linger

It may cost much less to fill up our vehicles with gas these days, but we are still paying fuel surcharges to ship packages, travel by air and in some cases, take a cab or car service.  

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New Jersey to count its homeless this week

There were 13,900 homeless men, women and children counted in New Jersey in 2014. This week, NJ Counts will take to the streets again for its statewide point-in-time count of the homeless. Organizations, agencies and others are working together to conduct the counts, which are being coordinated by Monarch Housing Associates.

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