I am New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, formerly the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. I'm proud to be a member of our on-air and digital teams which were honored by the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for coverage of the 2016 Seaside Park bombing, and by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, for the 2015 fatal Amtrak derailment. I got my start in radio at The College of New Jersey, on student-run WTSR-FM, and graduated from TCNJ in 2009. Before coming to 101.5, I did news and sports for WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes and WYNY-FM in Milford, PA. In a previous life as a child actor, I appeared in the Broadway cast of "Beauty and the Beast" from 1994 to 1996. I live in Hunterdon County with my wife, Kristen, and our 6-pound toy poodle (and king of any room he enters), Archie.
State Theatre offers ‘relaxed’ shows for kids with autism
In the last decade, increased awareness of autism, and New Jersey's highest-in-the-nation rate, has prompted families with children on the spectrum to seek entertainment options that cater to the specific traits of these kids.
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month marked by NJ group
Alzheimer's New Jersey is using these next few weeks to promote a faith-based initiative to raise statewide awareness and recognize those in the faith community affected by the disease.
Here’s what the latest polls say about Guadagno vs. Murphy
A few surveys have shown the race to be tightening, but no more than the difference between an elementary schooler and an adult tightening the lid on a jar.
Rahway ‘Bushmen’ out of trouble, now selling T-shirts for charity
Recently threatened with arrest, the teenage boys known as the "Bushmen" — for the foliage suits they donned in Rahway River Park, where they jumped out at unsuspecting residents — have quickly turned their reputations around.
Linden student selling socks to buy prostheses for amputees
High school senior Miesha Burnam said her perspective on something she always took for granted, the use of her legs, changed with an injury to her anterior cruciate ligament.
Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Co. seeks money for new K-9
In the last year, the volunteer fire department has had to put down both of its original K-9s. Officials have estimated the cost for training and care for just one new dog to be about $35,000.
‘Best Buddies’ hope to partner with Jerseyans with disabilities
There is currently no New Jersey state office for Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement, but it is the goal of a major fundraiser next month to change that.
Childhood friends are making comfortable swimwear — and giving back to NJ
Over the years, their studies and careers took them out of New Jersey, until they returned with a single goal: launching a line of custom-printed, fully adjustable swimwear emphasizing both style and comfort for women.
Rutgers got $100,000 from Harvey Weinstein — and won’t give it back
"We think devoting these funds to advance women's equality is a better use of the dollars than returning the donation," the school says.
Annual Cranford walk helps reduce mental illness, substance abuse stigma
Anyone who seeks solidarity with those who've been through mental health and substance abuse issues is a perfect fit for the Mental Health Association in New Jersey's 10th Annual 5K Walk for Wellness and Recovery.
The night NJ Transit cut short my only time seeing Tom Petty in concert
I was lucky enough to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on tour following their Super Bowl performance in 2008. It's one of the few impulse decisions in my life that's worked out — except for the very end of the night.
Not one, but two ‘Recycled Rides’ going to single-mom families this year
In 2017, Branning Collision Centers is doubling down, offering cars to two families through its annual "Recycled Rides" program.