Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, having previously been the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, he anchored middays for three years at WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes. In 2012, his field reporting won the Garden State Journalists Association’s top annual prize, the Hildy Johnson Award. Patrick broke into radio on WTSR-FM at The College of New Jersey, and he holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from TCNJ. A former child actor, Patrick appeared in the Broadway cast of “Beauty & the Beast” and had a bit part in the 1996 Woody Allen film “Everyone Says I Love You.” He resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Kristen, and their dog, Archie.