Bob Hennelly

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Democratic Convention Coverage Part 2

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Our coverage continues of the DNC live from radio row, featuring:

  • Bob Hennelly on the NYS delegation in the wake of the Vito Lopez and Sheldon Silver scandal
  • Liz Bartolomeo, communications manager for government transparency advocacy group The Sunlight Foundation
  • and a call-in for women of both parties on how they weigh reproductive rights against other issues when deciding which presidential candidate gets their votes.

Comments [37]

DNC Dispatch: NY Delegation Awash in Albany Intrigue

Monday, September 03, 2012

As New York's Democratic delegates and party leaders settle in for a week of party celebration in Charlotte, the group is operating against a backdrop of distress as the sexual harassment scandal involving Assemblyman Vito Lopez grew to include Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is hosting the delegation this week.


Assembly Speaker Silver Says He Told Lopez to Resign

Monday, September 03, 2012

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Monday that he has asked for the resignation of a Brooklyn assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers, a scandal that ensnare...

Comments [11]

In the Spotlight of the RNC, The Garden State Blossoms

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Once Clint Eastwood came out center stage in Tampa to interrogate an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama the New Jersey delegation never sat down.


Republican Convention Coverage Part 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Coverage continues as the RNC enters its second full day, and we review the events of the previous night including Governor Chris Christie's speech. More guests join the discussion at Radio Row inside the convention center. Featuring:

  • Bob Hennelly, senior reporter at WNYC News, with analysis of last night's keynote speech from Christie
  • New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the NJ Democratic State Committeee, reacts to Christie's keynote address
  • Bill Adair, editor at PolitiFact, dissects a Romney ad that claims Obama is cutting work requirements for welfare recipients

Comments [83]

Chris Christie Gives Keynote Speech at GOP Convention

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie delivered the keynote address last night at the Republican National Convention. The address followed the party’s official nomination of Mitt Romney....

Comments [3]

At the GOP Convention in Tampa, New Jersey's Star Rises

Monday, August 27, 2012

 New Jersey is back on the map. The state, which has not voted for a Republican for president since George Bush the elder, is suddenly important.  And the Governor, GOP keynoter Chris...

Comments [1]

At the Republican National Convention

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Republican National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.

Comments [3]

Exit Interview With FBI's Outgoing NY Field Boss

Friday, August 24, 2012

Today is the final day on the job for the head of New York’s FBI office. Janice Fedarcyk, the highest-ranking female officer in the field, will retire after 25 years with the FBI and two years at the helm of the nation’s largest field office. During her tenure, she oversaw terror cases, insider trading probes and other investigations.  She is leaving to run a consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Comments [2]

Paterson’s Third Act: Construction Monitor

Monday, August 20, 2012

Talk show host and former Governor David Paterson is adding another job to his resume. He’s going into the integrity monitoring business for the construction sector — and he’s partnering up with an industry insider turned whistleblower.


Ex-Fundraiser for US Rep. Grimm Arrested

Saturday, August 18, 2012

An Israeli national who helped raise money for Rep. Michael Grimm's 2010 campaign was arrested on immigration fraud charges.

Comments [3]

NJ Jobless Rate Spikes, Putting the ‘Comeback’ in Doubt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Jersey's unemployment rate jumped from 9.6 to 9.8 percent in July, a level not seen since the 1970s according to the state's Department of Labor. The latest number is being used by Democrats to counter Gov. Chris Christie's claim the state is on a "comeback."

Comments [2]

Chris Christie Will Be Republican National Convention's Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention, which begin in Tampa on August 27.

Comments [1]

Chris Christie Tapped to Give RNC Keynote Address

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

With the announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Christie's star power is once again being har...

Comments [4]

New Jersey Update: Christie Ads and Medical Marijuana

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, and Nancy Solomon, managing editor for New Jersey Public Radio, talk about the some mysterious pro-Governor Christie ads, plus the latest on medical marijuana in New Jersey.

Comments [3]

Documents Show Millions in Spending on Pro-Christie Ads

Monday, August 13, 2012


Documents from New York area television stations show millions of dollars have been spent on pro-Chris Christie ads through a largely secret group called Committee for Our Children's Future. Federal regulations say local television stations need to make information about local ad buys available.


Christie’s National Prominence Aided by Anonymous Money

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the two years since Governor Chris Christie got elected to office, he has never stopped campaigning. Christie’s name and image are both in constant rotation in cyberspace, over the broadcast airwaves and in print. And he insists he’s got nothing to do with the group that is taking credit for the latest TV ad blitz that is airing now.

Comments [1]

Construction Billing Fraud Investigation

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WNYC contributing editor for politics and investigations Bob Hennelly discusses the federal investigation into NYC's big construction firms' billing practices for major public projects.

Comments [8]

Brownfields to Solar Farms, Christie Boosts Renewables

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Governor Chris Christie was in Hackensack Tuesday to break ground on a Public Service Electric and Gas project that will convert a former brownfield site belonging to the utility into a solar farm along the Hackensack River. 


City's Construction Giants Face Criminal Probe for Billing Fraud

Monday, July 30, 2012

Months after one of the city’s biggest construction giants agreed to pay nearly $60 million for inflating costs on public works projects, WNYC has learned that the criminal probe into billing fraud has expanded to other major contractors.

Comments [7]