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.
Want indoor dining? Murphy doesn’t sound ready for it anytime soon
Governor Murphy says spikes in other states make him nervous and if we jump the gun our positivity rate will go up and more people will die.
Why Murphy is worried about big, maskless crowds at beaches
During his COVID-19 update Gov. Murphy asks beach-goers to keep their distance while having fun in the sun.
The psychology behind what Murphy calls ‘mask sloppiness’
A top psychologist says after 4 months of COVID-29 stress, many folks are going into denial.
MVC chaos: NJ extends license, registration expirations until December
Longer license and registration extensions are instituted along with a numbering system designed to stop huge mobs from showing up at MVC offices
With hot, steamy weather, NJ’s mosquito population is on the rise
There is growing concern about another bumper crop of the insects this summer, which could increase the risk of West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.
More NJ MVC offices open Tuesday. You probably shouldn’t go
Not all agencies will be offering all services, long waits are expected, and if your transaction can be done online, you’ll be told to leave
June was dry, July is getting hot: NJ is told to go easy on the water
After one of the warmest and driest Junes on record, temperatures are expected to rise up around 90 this week with only scattered showers in some parts of New Jersey.
NJ says its COVID-19 transmission rate one of the lowest in U.S.
The RT in Jersey is now 0.75, which Gov. Murphy says means we’re driving the virus into the ground
Schools next year: Virtual instruction here to stay in NJ
A new report examines multiple concerns and questions about keeping kids, teachers and support staff safe if schools reopen in the fall
NJ residents warned: Beware of major virus contact-tracing scam
Thousands of phony contact-tracing text messages have been sent to Garden State residents in all 21 counties.
NJ has paid $1B in benefits but thousands struggling to get answers
The state Labor Department commissioner says they continue to make fixes and improve communications but he feels terrible about people that have been waiting for weeks.
To reopen NJ, Murphy says we need faster, widespread testing
He says we’ll also need a more robust contact tracing program in place, and hints the return to normalcy could begin late next month.