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.
Randolph special-needs students get house for life skills lessons
All public schools in New Jersey are required to have transitional programs for special needs students through age 21. Here, officials have taken the mandate to a new level, purchasing and renovating a home to serve as a "transitional house."
Parkway exact change lanes, coin baskets finally being phased out
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will be removing coin baskets from the 11 mainline Garden State Parkway toll plazas, replacing their "exact change" designations with full service or E-ZPass only lanes.
Autumn walks raise money for NJ Alzheimer’s programs
The last time we checked in on Alzheimer's New Jersey's "Walk to Fight Alzheimer's" series, the organization had four fall events spread throughout the state. This year, there are five.
Jersey Shore fundraiser provides scuba training for disabled veterans
A New Jersey businessman's desire to help disabled veterans has morphed into what is now an annual fundraiser that gives them the opportunity to rehabilitate through scuba diving.
‘Walk with Joe’ once again honors Manalapan’s heroes of 9/11
The annual "Walk with Joe" has evolved from its initial mission as a remembrance for township victims of the September 11th attacks into a major fundraiser for local organizations.
Name changed, but NJ epilepsy group’s mission is the same
For 48 years they were an affiliate of the National Epilepsy Foundation, but as of July, a group now rebranded as Epilepsy Services of New Jersey is setting out on its own.
Middletown teen’s group builds friendships for special needs kids
Last month, a new nonprofit organization was publicly introduced, hoping to fill the gaps in resources and services that may be inaccessible or inadequate for Monmouth County teens with special needs. And the group's founder is still a teenager herself.
Mercer nonprofit lets kids with special needs play ball
In the last 13 years, the Miracle League of Mercer County has afforded children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball, just as numerous other Miracle League charters around the country have done since the nonprofit's inception in Atlanta in 1999.
NJ may soon limit number of patients per nurse
New Jersey lawmakers have not been as quick to act as in California or Massachusetts, but there is at least a measure introduced in both houses of the Legislature that would set patient limits for nurses in hospitals across the state.
Sports betting ‘encouraging’ but don’t ignore horse racing, senator says
Attendance and wagering increases at Monmouth Park, combined with strong July numbers at Meadowlands Racetrack, have raised the perception that sports betting would be a positive for New Jersey.
Annual Wiffle ball fundraiser is a remembrance — and a reunion
Even if the main components of the James Volpe Foundation's annual Wiffle Ball Tournament haven't really changed as the event nears its eighth year, the tourney has taken on a second meaning for participants.
Getting muddy for a cure — happening this week in Somerset
The eighth year of the MuckFest MS New Jersey race is another opportunity for residents to get down and dirty for a cause.