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.
Will NJ residents get a second chance soon to take a walk in the park?
Murphy says as progress continues to be made, decisions are being considered on how to re-open parks, golf and other retail businesses where social distancing is possible.
Murphy tells NJ: We must battle social distancing fatigue
Murphy says he understands people are sick of staying home, but implored them to do so anyway.
How NJ teachers are reaching out to students during the COVID-19 crisis
Whether it’s drive-by parades or virtual class projects, Garden State educators are working to maintain social connections with the children in their classes.
Murphy says Rutgers quick spit test may be NJ’s ‘salvation’ for re-opening
The new test, first announced last week, is already being used in several New Jersey locations and it may be one of the keys to re-opening the state economy in the coming weeks.
NJ already preparing for expected second wave of virus months from now
Even as hospital admissions are dropping the state is still working to expand hospital capacity so we’re ready for what could be the return of the novel coronavirus next fall and winter
Murphy wants all NJ residents COVID-tested repeatedly
He concedes that’s not going to happen anytime soon, but insists we will need so testing of asymptomatic individuals to be able to re-open the economy
COVID-19 surge starts to move into Central Jersey
Since the start in early March, the coronavirus focus in New Jersey has been in the northern part of the state. But that is starting to change.
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.
If NJ schools don’t reopen, what happens to graduation?
Administrators and superintendents are brainstorming a range of possible plans. But all schools are still in a wait-and-see mode as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
COVID-19 anxiety and depression is on the rise in New Jersey
Many Garden State residents who have never struggled with mental health issues are encountering problems because of self-isolation, fear and job loss
When NJ starts to reopen, getting back to normal won’t be normal
Governor Murphy says social distancing protocols may need to stay in place for months or longer and handshakes, kisses on the cheek and high fives will have to be postponed for the foreseeable future
Gov. Murphy’s daily stay-home pep talks are partly fueled by fear
He says his nightmare scenario is people get sloppy and the number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients soars, overwhelming New Jersey’s hospital capacity.