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.
Once 135 lbs. overweight, Jersey Shore man raises money with 100-mile run
Nearly a decade ago, Rich McCleary's heart suddenly stopped. He's since made a decision to change his lifestyle, and is now running a long, long way for charity.
NJ Boys & Girls Clubs name their Youth of the Year winners
As part of a night when 17 New Jersey kids were honored and a total of $60,000 in scholarships were doled out, the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced its State Youth of the Year and Military Youth of the Year award recipients.
‘Mocktails’ and Uber discounts part of NJ push for designated drivers
Last year at this time, we told you about a new effort by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, which was rolling out a digital ID card for DDs to show at New Jersey bars and taverns in exchange for free non-alcoholic drinks.
McGreevey: What NJ can do to make prisoner re-entry effective, affordable
A recent report has made a series of four recommendations for ways the state can reduce its rate of recidivism, or a convicted criminal committing another offense after being released from prison, while also cutting costs for corrections.
Jersey Shore families in need continue to get a little help from their Friends
In the eight years since a group of friends began a partnership with a mutual pledge to "pay it forward," the organization now known as Friends Helping Friends of New Jersey has raised over $600,000 for Ocean County-area families in need.
Timothy Piazza’s parents: ‘Penn State failed our son’
James and Evelyn Piazza have detailed the changes they want made on the campus where their son was injured at a fraternity house party and left to die overnight in February.
Fair Lawn lunch money shakedown not the work of a bully, but the school itself
High school seniors were allegedly the targets of a "name and shame" by administrators, who called the students out for being delinquent on lunch or library payments.
Lung cancer is deadlier than you know — here’s what NJ students are doing about it
Warren County Technical School Key Club members have chosen to cap off their service commitments for this school year by putting together a 5K run/walk to raise money for a charity that focuses on funding lung cancer research.
TCNJ students’ app enlists college kids to do random chores
Juggling a full load of college classes is hard enough, but add to that a full-time job and a leadership position within a fraternity, and you'd barely have time to breathe, let alone have the energy to take care of everyday tasks like laundry and dishes.
Union County corrections officers don superhero suits for Special Olympics
Once again this year, corrections officers from the Union County Jail in Elizabeth will be dressing up as superheroes to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which leads up to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Summer Games in Ewing.