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.
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.
‘If you won’t be with me I’ll make you’ — NJ man’s alleged text threat to ex
A 21-year-old Manchester Township resident has been extradited to Chester County, Pennsylvania, charged with terroristic threats, harassment, and stalking for allegedly telling his ex-girlfriend he planned to kill her and a male friend.
Light of Day fundraiser back to fight Parkinson’s, ALS and palsy
The annual WinterFest may be best known for surprise concert appearances by Bruce Springsteen, but the 10-day fundraising festival means so much more than that.
They really are heels: Grinches hit NJ holiday displays
It happens every year, but can still put quite a damper on the holiday season: Vandals and thieves visiting New Jersey homes, damaging displays and stealing goods and property. This year, unfortunately, has been no exception.
‘Creepy’ clowns chasing kids, freaking out Phillipsburg residents, report says
Following reports that started last week, and continue into this week, of people dressed as clowns randomly passing through several towns in eastern Pennsylvania, the apparent trend has crossed the Delaware River into New Jersey.
Tap water throughout NJ has cancer-causing chemical, report says
Chromium-6 played a central role in the true-to-life plot of the 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich."
A sunny Thursday, then rain to start the holiday weekend
New Jersey doesn't look to be getting away completely rain-free for Fourth of July Weekend, but there will be enough sun -- starting Thursday -- and seasonable temperatures to keep mostly everybody happy.