Nancy Solomon is the Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio.
Solomon fell in love with radio reporting and production at KLCC in Eugene, Oregon, in 1995. She moved to New Jersey in 2001 and has been covering the state ever since. She has produced more than a hundred stories for NPR and was a 2008-09 Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. During that year, Solomon produced “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students” for which she won a Peabody Award. Long before becoming a journalist, Solomon was the first woman ever hired to work on the county road crew in Portland, Oregon.
A principal faces a challenge—turn around a low-performing school in a poor part of the city. If the kids don’t improve, this might be the next neighborhood school to close.
During his budget address, the Republican governor called pensions an "entitlement," much to the dismay of New Jersey Democrats.
Gov. Christie hasn’t held a news conference since January 9, the day after bombshell correspondence was released indicating that top deputies ordered George Washington Bridge lanes closed as part of some sort political retaliation scheme. If and when he holds a press conference again, this is what I want to ask ...
Governor Christie will hold his first town hall meeting with constituents - the first since members of his administration were directly linked to the order to close down traffic lanes at the George Washington Bridge in an apparent act of political payback.
The Christie administration is coming under increased scrutiny on a number of fronts for how it’s been handling New Jersey’s recovery from Sandy. In the 14 months since the governor appointed him to be his storm czar, Marc Ferzan has rarely made public appearances or answered questions from the press. ...
What was supposed to be a two-week long victory lap has turned into the worst period of Chris Christie’s political career. He’ll try to right the ship today in his annual State of the State address. Watch it live now.
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating the use of Sandy aide on the Christie Administration's "Stronger Than the Storm" advertising campaign.
The ads featured the governor at the beach with his family.
Representative Frank Pallone, a Democrat, thinks that was inappropriate because Christie ran for reelection ...
The biggest scandal of Chris Christie's career threatens a potential presidential bid. Andrea Bernstein, Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz break it all down, and Matt tells us why team Christie is worried.
Environmental lawyers argued before a New Jersey appellate court Wednesday that the state violated its own rules when it withdrew from a regional agreement with 9 other states to reduce power plant emissions.
New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.
As Republican Chris Christie cruised to re-election in Blue New Jersey, Democrat Terry McCauliffe squeaked out a victory in less-and-less-Red Virginia. Glenn Thrush, White House reporter for Politico, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, discuss the two races and what it says about the GOP, the changing American electorate, and the 2016 presidential race. Plus: a check-in with WAMU's Northern Virginia reporter Michael Pope.
Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.
A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.
With the government shutdown drama playing out in Washington, Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan faced off against Democrats with surprising results.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker handily won the special election for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey on Wednesday. He beat former Bogota mayor Steve Lonegan 55 to 44 percent. Booker will serve the remaining term of the late Frank Lautenberg - that means there are about 15 months before he will face reelection.
To hear New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon speak with WNYC's Soterios Johnson about the election click on the audio player.
Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said this week a "Grand Canyon" separates him and Bill de Blasio in the polls. The latest Marist poll shows more than 40 point between the candidates. The race for New Jersey Governor has a similar, yawning gap. But the polls are surprisingly close in the U.S. Senate race between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. In this edition of "This Week in Politics," WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.