Judi Franco co-hosts the midday show on New Jersey 101.5 with Dennis Malloy. Franco, an actress and singer, began as a child performer in her hometown of San Francisco, appearing at the renowned Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, California. When she was a young teen, Franco’s family moved to New Jersey, where her interests in community theater and radio were cultivated. A lucky break in 1991 found her first professional job in radio, and she was smitten. Franco is a volunteer for the Sephardic Bikur Holim food pantry, which provides meals for thousands of needy families in the Monmouth County area. She has also participated in various charity functions involving the American Cancer Society, Monmouth Medical Center, Hand in Hand for kids with special needs, Autism Speaks and Mary’s Place. As the wife of a lung cancer survivor, in her spare time she advocates for the caretakers of cancer patients. Franco has four children and several grandchildren.
NJ spends more on lottery tickets than any other state
I’ve often wondered which state spends the most on the lottery, and of all 50 states, believe it or not, it’s us!
The NJ city where rent prices are now as high as NYC
Does it still make sense to consider Jersey City as an alternative to the Big Apple?
Forget NYC: The most memorable tree lighting is right here in NJ
Who says you gotta go to New York for a tree lighting?
How many Tesla chargers does NJ have compared to other states?
Although we have a strong commitment to EV infrastructure, we’re still so far away from the Murphy goal being feasible.
Uber popular bagel spot opens second NJ location
This marks the second spot in Central Jersey for the brand.
The dangerous road habit you can’t get pulled over for in NJ
It’s like so many in NJ forget the basic rules, aiming for better vision but forgetting about common courtesy.
This NJ ‘cave’ restaurant is one-of-a-kind
It’s in Edgewater and designed by an artist like you’re inside a cave.
Study says this NJ city has the worst drivers
Every resident of the Garden State can share stories of frustration when stuck behind an out-of-state driver.
One of the 10 youngest billionaires in America is from NJ
The top ten wealthiest individuals in the world each have more than $100 billion in assets.
Snow coming to my NJ town in two weeks, according to source
We are so desperate to know what the weather is going to be far down the road that people will look at sources whose predictions are dubious at best.
Travel site calls this one of the coolest VRBO rentals in NJ
It’s the perfect place to hang out in the most perfect spot in New Jersey.
Amazing: NJ residents have the 5th lowest debt in the U.S.
It’s pretty refreshing to see a report that puts us at the top of the list when it comes to good financial news.