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.
What should parents and other kids know about autism?
You're a parent of a child who's described as neurotypical, but a classmate of your child is on the autism spectrum. Before you plan a playdate or a large gathering like a birthday party for your kid, what do you need to know about autism?
What’s on your pizza box or coffee cup? It’s about organ donation
April is National Donate Life Month, and the NJ Sharing Network is expanding an idea it hopes will further the conversation about organ donation in the Garden State.
‘Kick Butts Day’ unites NJ teens against tobacco — vaping included
Thanks to several generous grants, groups of kids in South Jersey are taking the opportunity to educate their peers across the state about not only the dangers of traditional tobacco products, but also newer conduits.
Pro-athletes are fans of retired NJ corrections officer’s book
Bob Salomon is using the platform of sports to make a difference, and promoting a movement of kindness and not giving up.
Flu season — 4,000 dead in a week, NJ hospitals restrict visitors
New Jersey has officially reported just one influenza-related death this season, but the Garden State has not been totally immune to the most pronounced flu outbreak in the United States in close to a decade.
Devils, NJ SHARES partner up to keep Jersey families warm
Based on a similar event staged in recent years in Pittsburgh, Thursday's "Cool Down for Warmth" on Championship Plaza at the Prudential Center will raise money to provide utility assistance grants to New Jersey families in need.
Pat DiNizio dies — Why the Smithereens’ music mattered to me
I can't claim to own the Smithereens' entire discography, and I'm too young to have experienced them in their heyday, but hearing about the death of Scotch Plains' Pat DiNizio, the band's lead singer, on Tuesday hit me unexpectedly hard.
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.
Jackson honors Wounded Warriors with 10th annual parade
Mayor Michael Reina knew his town was onto a good idea when a Vietnam veteran grateful to be recognized during a parade asked him, "Where were you when I came home?"
Bacteria from storm runoff closes 3 beaches; advisories for 31 others
The closed beaches were all along the Toms River in Ocean County: Beachwood Beach West in Beachwood, Summit Beach in Island Heights, and West Beach at Avon Road in Pine Beach.
It costs truckers HOW much to sit in Jersey traffic?
The worst-in-the-nation congestion of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area causes the trucking industry to lose $3 billion a year in the Garden State alone, accounting for nearly 5 percent of congestion costs nationwide.
‘Monkey’s House’ is South Jersey sanctuary for older, ailing dogs
Since 2015, Michele Allen has been at the forefront of a Southampton organization that partners with animal shelters to provide comfortable, compassionate end-of-life care for older, sick, and hospice dogs.