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.
Kids can get PTSD just like adults, but service dogs help — a lot
To provide an educational resource for children with PTSD, as well as try to find a solution for not only his but also other kids' emotional issues, 13-year-old New Jerseyan Liam Klein is running the Chaotic Spyder Foundation.
NJ teen’s summer (and year-round) job: Unearthing family trees
When Eric Schubert needed to find a summer job a couple of years ago, he realized he could employ himself by turning his hobby into his full-time business.
Melanoma took her life — family still says ‘Make the Best of It’
Tara Miller's twin sister Lauren doesn't hesitate when asked what Tara would be doing now if she were still alive. She'd be focused on helping patients dealing with melanoma, the disease that ended her life, and working tirelessly to find a cure.
Asbury Park has great beach — but its residents can’t afford fee
Lisa Marie Cramp has lived in Asbury Park for five years, and in that time she has seen the drastic effects of a poverty line that roughly 30 percent of the city's residents live below, as of the 2010 Census.
Scholarship program gives disadvantaged NJ kids chance at college
Give Something Back, a public charity, partners with 28 universities in seven states, including New Jersey.
Mahwah joins ranks of NJ towns that would ban legal weed
The township adds itself to a growing list, including Carlstadt, Garfield, and Hasbrouck Heights, of Bergen County municipalities whose opposition to legal pot is now on the books.
They thought she was drunk or aloof — But it was serious, chronic disease
Myasthenia gravis is a rare, autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that can cause severe weakness in any voluntary group of muscles.
Grief may not be good, but an NJ group helps kids face it head on
Before turning 20, 1 in 7 children will endure the loss of a parent or sibling. But virtually every child or young adult will experience some sort of grief by that age.
Annual superhero event helps officers raise money for Special Olympics
This group of Union County corrections officers marked a milestone in 2017: They were among the top 10 Special Olympics fundraisers in the state.
Medical pot bill would allow more centers, easier access for minors
The bipartisan legislation would impact minors as well, by removing a requirement they undergo psychiatric evaluations before being cleared for the state's program, and permitting them access to edible pot.
Facebook helped track down alleged sex offender from the ’90s
In 1999, prosecutors say, Israel Ramos sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. A year later, he had firearm and assault charges filed against him in a case involving his then-girlfriend. But he was nowhere to be found.
Salvation Army’s local volunteers extend reach outside NJ
The organization's focus on emergency services became even more pronounced following the devastation of Hurricane Maria last year.