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Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

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. 

Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Did Christie Aides Cover Up Bridgegate?

Monday, April 14, 2014

WNYC

Although Gov. Chris Christie's internal investigation says no, the trail of emails and texts among his top staffers suggests otherwise.

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Fifth Christie Ally Resigns

Friday, March 28, 2014

As a close ally and confidante resigns from the Port Authority, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says in his first press conference in months that he's been "sensitized" by the bridgegate scandal.

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Bridgegate in Five Minutes

Monday, March 17, 2014

WNYC

The Bridgegate and Sandy aid scandals surrounding Governor Chris Christie can be a little confusing, so we thought we'd catch you up on how this all began. New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz have the story so far.

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Try and Try Again: A Newark School’s Make-or-Break Year

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The Hechinger Report
New Jersey Public Radio
NJ Spotlight

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.

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Christie Calls for Pension Reform Now, But Doesn't Say How

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During his budget address, the Republican governor called pensions an "entitlement," much to the dismay of New Jersey Democrats.

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Six Weeks After Bridgegate Broke, Six Questions for Gov. Christie

Friday, February 21, 2014

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 ...

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Chris Christie Holds First Town Hall Since Bridgegate

Thursday, February 20, 2014

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.

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Bridgegate: Week Six

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio reporter Matt Katz and managing editor, Nancy Solomon cover the latest in the investigations into the lane closures in Fort Lee as the Bridgegate scandal is now in its sixth week.

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NJ Storm Czar: Transparency, Yes, but not "Too Much Information"

Monday, February 03, 2014

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. ...

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It is Time Chris Christie Played the Humble Card?

Monday, January 13, 2014

WNYC

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.

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Feds Launch Probe Into Christie's Use of Sandy Recovery Funds

Monday, January 13, 2014

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 ...

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This Week in Politics: Bridgegate

Saturday, January 11, 2014

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.

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Bridgegate Unfolds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Bergen Record, and New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon discuss the latest in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal one day after Gov. Chris Christie's public apology.

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Christie's Exit from Global Warming Pact Challenged

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

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.

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What's Ahead in New Jersey Politics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and WNYC reporter Matt Katz give us a preview of what's on deck for New Jersey politics.

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This Week In Politics: Entering Stage Right, and Left

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WNYC

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.

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New Jersey, Virginia, and Bipartisan America

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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.

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NJ Election Spending Highest Ever

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Independent special interest spending in Tuesday's election in New Jersey is more than twice its previous all-time high.

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Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WNYC

A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

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This Week in Politics: Tale of Two States

Saturday, October 19, 2013

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. 

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