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 COVID-19 pandemic, 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, Christie and Phil Murphy, 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.
Many New Jersey hotels desperately need financial help
After 15 months of COVID lockdowns and restrictions, the industry is starting to recover, but it’s still struggling
Fed up with the unvaccinated? Gov. Phil Murphy feels your pain
As the delta variant spreads he says too many are listening to vaccine myths and garbage and they need “to be called out.”
NJ interstates are worse than you think — and may need to be rebuilt, study finds
The TRIP report concludes many major highways and Interstate bridges in the Garden State will soon have to be reconstructed.
Decriminalize every drug? NJ group adds up the reasons
A report by New Jersey Policy Perspective finds the War on Drugs, launched 50 years ago has been a complete and utter failure, costing taxpayers billions
If you’ve been vaccinated, Gov. Murphy says the pandemic is over
During the latest COVID update he announced “there is only a pandemic among those who have yet to get their shot.”
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.
Vaccine ‘passports’ means NJ would have to fight forgeries
State Senator Nick Scutari’s bill would make it a serious crime to produce, sell or use a false card to get into a show, concert, a sporting event or on a plane.
NJ doing better than Murphy’s best-case scenario for summer
Coronavirus metrics are better than the “best case scenario” model predicted but the governor won’t expand capacity limits or offer any graduation guidance yet.
Homeland Security identifies top domestic threats to NJ
A new report warns anti-government anarchists and white supremacists could launch attacks in NJ in the coming weeks and months.
Murphy not sure when he’ll give up his emergency powers
Gov. Murphy says it’s needed for many things including the vaccination rollout. A growing number of lawmakers don't see it that way.