I have been covering New Jersey news for more than 25 years, and have served as New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000. I've reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy as well as the terror bomb attack down the shore. I have covered the campaigns of Governors McGreevey Corzine, and Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg Bob Menendez and Cory booker. Additionally, I broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges. I am proud to have received numerous awards for coverage of New Jersey stories, and been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.
At NJ nursing homes ravaged by COVID, just half of workers are vaccinated
Jersey’s Health Commissioner says more education is needed because they may believe internet myths and vaccinating nursing home staff is essential
Small businesses across NJ getting vital COVID relief funding
The state Department of Community Affairs has several different programs to keep businesses afloat during the pandemic
Latest anti-Semitic incidents in NJ: ‘Zoom bombing’
However the Garden State still had the 2nd highest total of any state in the nation with 295
Demand for vaccine drops, but Murphy says NJ will still make its target by summer
State officials say a proactive campaign with many different elements will help to convince NJ residents vaccines are safe and important
Tens of thousands of NJ residents skipping 2nd dose of COVID vaccine
Officials acknowledge there are many possible reasons for this, including hesitancy, they may be out of state or they could be dead.
NJ government budget, with plenty of gimmicks, one of nation’s worst, report finds
The analysis notes the Garden State has been relying on frequent budget maneuvers and gimmicks for years.
Don’t pay the ransom! NJ schools targeted by cyber-crooks
Experts say the quick change-over to all virtual platforms when the pandemic began has left many school computer systems vulnerable
A call for pro-equality pandemic recovery in NJ — that helps immigrants, too
The group New Jersey Policy Perspective calls for changing election and budget processes as part of their Blueprint to Secure a Just Recovery
Proposed NJ law would require retail stores to spot victims of scammers
Proposed legislation would require stores that sell refillable gift cards to train workers about how to identify and respond to gift card fraud.
Despite problems, Gov. Murphy remains bullish on J&J vaccine
A top NJ Health Department Doc says nothing is 100% and he expects the vaccine will play a role in the state’s vaccination campaign moving forward