Nancy Solomon

Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio

Nancy Solomon is the managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, which won a 2014 Peabody Award for Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power

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:

At Local Town Halls, Anger Over Trump's Agenda

Friday, February 24, 2017

Congress will return to work after a week of packed, often raucous town hall meetings, where many constituents urged legislators to push back against the Trump Administration.

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One Republican Congressman in New Jersey Holds a Town Hall and Gets an Earful

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rep. Leonard Lance was confronted by more than a thousand residents of his district who want him to split with his party and fight Donald Trump.

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New Jersey Residents Hold Town Halls Without Their Congressman

Monday, February 20, 2017

Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen hasn't held a town hall meeting in more than four years, so constituents are holding meetings without him.

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Members of Congress Come Home

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congress is on break next week and its members will be back in their home districts, here's what to expect.

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This Week in Politics: Remember New Jersey?

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All eyes are on Trump. But politics is heating up in New Jersey.

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Trump Election Has Sparked New Jersey Activism

Friday, January 27, 2017

The inauguration of Donald Trump and the massive protest held the next day has spurred an increase in political activism across the state. 

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WNYC to DC: Anger, not Optimism, Marks Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017

The final installment of WNYC's road trip to the inauguration finds our reporters in a dystopic Washington. 


A Personal Remembrance of Wayne Barrett

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barrett trained a whole generation of journalists to view every closed door as just a chance to walk up a back alley.

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WNYC to DC: Donald Trump 'Understands Me'

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WNYC’s road trip to the inauguration continues in Maryland, where reporters Arun Venugopal and Matt Katz drop by local hangouts to talk Russia and Trump.

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WNYC to DC: 'Look, It's Not the End of the World'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Day Two on the road to DC includes a stop at Planned Parenthood in the working-class suburbs of Philadelphia and a visit to the country's oldest African Methodist Episcopal church. 

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WNYC to DC: 'This Is the Real America'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WNYC is taking a road-trip to D.C. and talking to voters about the incoming Trump administration. First stop: Arab and Indian communities in New Jersey.

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WNYC to DC: A Primer

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WNYC's Matt Katz checks in from Trump Tower before he and WNYC's Arun Venugopal set off on a pre-Inauguration road trip from New York to Washington, D.C.


NJ Juvenile Life Sentences Decision Now Goes to Legislature

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Supreme Court decision now applies pressure on legislators to lower maximum sentences.


Could Trump Administration Undo Toxic Passaic River Fix?

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Passaic River's cleanup plan is the most expensive in the history of the Superfund program. But President-elect Trump has vowed to cut funding to the EPA. Will he move forward?

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Kids in Prison: NJ Supreme Court Halts Life Sentences

Thursday, January 12, 2017

New Jersey courts had meted out "defacto" life sentences that would keep a juvenile in prison for as long as 100 years.


All New Jersey Roads Lead to Bridgegate

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Or at least the Pulaski Skyway does. 


A Drought, a Missing Water Plan and Questions for Chris Christie

Thursday, December 22, 2016

It's unclear whether New Jersey will have enough drinking water in the future, and environmentalists say that's because an updated plan is sitting idle on the governor's desk. 

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It's Governor Christie Against Newspapers in New Bill

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

New Jersey lawmakers are considering whether to drop a requirement to put legal notices in newspapers, which could cut drastically into revenue used to pay journalists.

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Christie Takes Revenge on Newspapers

Monday, December 19, 2016

The governor wants to lift an ethics rule, the legislators want raises for their staffs, and newspapers in New Jersey take a financial hit. 


New EPA Pick Could Damage Already Weakened NJ

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The Christie administration has weakened environmental regulations in the Garden State, and the EPA "has been the backstop to provide protection." So what happens now?