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.
Free beer and ‘boots on the ground’ — NJ’s vaccination rush before summer
Murphy is stepping up efforts to convince New Jersey residents who have not been vaccinated to roll up their sleeves and get the shot.
NJ lifting limits but bars and restaurants say new rules still a problem
The head of the NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association says 6 foot distance limits between tables need to be cut in half for many restaurants to be able to make a profit
NJ state troopers keep watch for Jersey Shore pandemic violations
As the weather warms up and more people get vaccinated, shore bars are reminded about capacity and social distance limits.
NJ greenlights summer camps — with safety measures in place
But the state Health Department issues a comprehensive list of rules and protocols to keep campers and staff safe from COVID
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
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.
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
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.
Gov. Murphy to NJ: The pandemic is horrible, not overblown
He describes the health crisis is “incredibly serious” and rejects suggestions by some the virus poses a minuscule risk to most state residents.
As the J&J vaccine pause continues, schedule and supply shuffling underway
The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will remain in effect for at least a little while longer.
No, we don’t know that J&J vaccine caused serious blood clots in 6 women
As the CDC investigates, statistics suggest the vaccine is extremely safe