Before becoming a digital reporter and fill-in news anchor for New Jersey 101.5, my NJ journalism roots began as faux interviews on a Fisher Price tape recorder. Relatives might say my "gift of gab" grew from there, leading me to radio and beyond. As a wife and momma of two kiddos, I firmly believe that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. I'm also a fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma.
One of NJ’s 1st COVID survivors runs 20 miles between hospitals as ‘thanks’
Paulo Santos of Manalapan made his fundraising journey exactly one year after being weaned from a ventilator and going home.
Adoptable Chihuahua Dubbed ‘Haunted Victorian Child’ Is Viral Star
A hilariously blunt, prospective pet profile about "Prancer" the chihuahua in New Jersey has been shared thousands of times online.
Gov. Murphy slams ‘conspiracy theory’ of COVID case load changes
"Find another state that's more transparent" the governor challenged, when asked about discrepancies in new test results reported online.
Starting April 19, NJ opens COVID vaccines to those 16 and older
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the eligibility window was being moved up by two weeks, as the state's supply of doses has been on the rise.
NJ launches new COVID vaccine finder tool for online appointments
The state has launched a new web tool to try and better connect those eligible for COVID-19 vaccines with available appointments, as grouped by county.
People are having dogs fight in car trunks — NJ about to make that illegal
The mobile method of pitting two animals against each other has been going on for years. If signed by the governor, it would become a third-degree animal cruelty offense.
All NJ Walmart, Sam’s Club spots add COVID-19 vaccine for seniors
Appointments can be made for those 65 and over by calling any of the store pharmacies, based on availability.
NJ cuts social distancing to 3 feet in push to return to schools
The state has adopted new CDC guidance, with more limits for older students, in the continued effort to get more schools back in-person.
A year later, NJ nursing homes now can allow indoor visits
The state has updated its guidance, with certain limitations based on COVID-19 spread at each facility, health officials said.
Can you COVID ‘vaccine shop’ in New Jersey for a certain brand?
You've heard time and again that all three available options are effective — and that supply can vary. Is it possible to actively seek out one brand in particular in NJ?
On NJ unemployment for a full year? New process, less filing
State labor officials say they've been prepping to deal with a record wave of claims reaching one-year reviews amid COVID-19.
These NJ policy holders are getting health insurance rebates
Horizon BCBS is paying out $48.2 million in rebates on individual health plans for 2019, and another rebate could be on the way for 2020 — but 2021 rates are already higher.