I am New Jersey 101.5's Senior Producer for Morning News and Special Programming, also serving as lead reporter and fill-in anchor for "New Jersey's First News." I was 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 life of the party, Archie.
Surgical wraps upcycled to yoga mats, sleeping bags for homeless
If you've ever been inside a hospital operating room (and conscious), you may have seen workers take sterilized surgical equipment out of large, blue plastic sheets. Those are made of plastic, but they are not recyclable.
Somerset County tries to get kids dressed warm for winter weather
Since 2010, the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women has collected winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarves to donate to the children of county Food Bank Network clients.
Rider’s new dining partnership helps Meals on Wheels of Mercer
Gourmet Dining, the new food service provider at Rider University, made it a priority to offer to cover costs for the school's partnership with Meals on Wheels.
Flashmob and dances will raise money, demonstrate kindness
For the upcoming World Kindness Week, the nonprofit organization Life Vest Inside is preparing its annual global flashmob and fundraiser, the Dance for Kindness, which will be in two New Jersey towns on the same day.
RWJBarnabas’ mobile nutrition education vehicle launches NJ tour
This new van roving around the state not only nourishes people, but also educates them about the food they are eating and the nutritional choices they make.
NJ group gives free glasses to those who can’t buy them
Think about the number of people in your life who need or use eyeglasses. Now think about what their lives would be without those critical vision aids.
Monmouth County group is more than just prom dresses
Cinderella's Closet has replaced one major annual event, and is currently preparing for its only fundraiser of 2018.
Performing arts fundraiser takes center stage in Summit
Many New Jersey municipalities and school districts have things like booster clubs to facilitate fundraisers for their arts programs. But in this city, a long-running nonprofit organization devoted to that purpose continues to find new ways to bring in the bucks.
She’s helping kids understand why mom has cancer
If a parent should ever have to deal with the tough task of telling a young child that the parent has a serious illness, the likely first word out of the child's mouth is predictable: "Why?"
Single-mom families get new wheels from ‘Recycled Rides’ program
The program identifies families that have fallen on hard times and are in need of better transportation, then secures the necessary resources to provide them with refurbished cars free of charge.
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.