Christie To Be Sworn In As NJ Governor

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Today, the cities of Newark and Trenton will play prominent roles in the inauguration of New Jersey Governor-elect Chris Christie. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: The day will start with an Inaugural Mass in Newark's Catheral Basilica. Governor-elect Christie, who grew up in nearby Livingston, says the public proceedings will also carry deep personal significance.

CHRISTIE: It is an overwhelming moment in your life to know that this is about to happen. And I want me and my wife and my children, who have sacrificed so much to get to this day of my time, my energy and my attention to them to enjoy every minute.

REPORTER: After the formal swearing in ceremony in Trenton, the focus will shift back to Newark, at an Inaugural Ball at the Prudential Arena. The proceeds from the $500 a ticket gala will go to non-profits like New Jersey's Community FoodBank.