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. 

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Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

Federal Judge to New Jersey: Don't Cut Funding for Foster Kids

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The court has overseen a 17-year reform effort that is almost finished. Then along came the pandemic.

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Tax Breaks for New Jersey Party Boss and Other Companies Under Investigation

Friday, July 10, 2020

A governor's task force reveals the 12 companies that received $578 million in tax breaks, all of which are now suspended pending further review.

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A Most Unusual NJ Primary

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

WNYC's Nancy Solomon recounts New Jersey's first statewide vote-by-mail election.

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NJ Governor Wins in Lawsuit Brought by Party Boss

Monday, July 06, 2020

Democratic boss George Norcross challenged an investigation into his tax breaks, and lost.

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South Jersey Democratic Primary: A Race to Take On the Party Machine

Sunday, July 05, 2020

The race to determine the Democrat to challenge Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who defected to the GOP in 2019, has turned into a fight against the machine that got him elected in the first place.

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New Jersey Primary Preview

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Nancy Solomon and Karen Yi weigh in on the progressives vying for contested seats during New Jersey's congressional primaries.

Progressive Activists Say Election Ballots In New Jersey A "Hot Mess"

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The most valuable commodity in New Jersey politics comes under scrutiny.

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Lawsuit Over Jumbo Tax Break In New Jersey Confirms Criminal Investigation

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Holtec International is suing over suspension of its $260 million tax break. The state says a criminal investigation is what's causing the delay.

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New Measures Tackle Discriminatory Policing in New Jersey

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Attorney General Gerbir Grewal wants licensing, training and tracking of all use-of-force incidents.

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NJ Courts COVID Response Causes Problems for Domestic Violence Victims

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Obtaining protection is more difficult during the pandemic.

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This Week in Politics: The Politics of Reopening New Jersey

Saturday, May 30, 2020

WNYC
New Jersey's governor emphasized reopening the state cautiously and responsibly. But are regional pressures and economic collapse may be forcing a new approach.

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NJ Turnpike Expansion Splits Trade Unions and Environmentalists

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Environmentalists called on Governor Murphy to delay the decision until in-person public hearings could be held. He sided with the unions.

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Environmentalists Want to a New Green New Jersey

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The governor is making plans for re-opening the state. But his advisory council isn't inspiring confidence that climate change will be a priority.

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Groups Sue New Jersey Over Rejection of Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Monday, May 18, 2020

The signature on every mailed ballot is checked. And that could be a problem.

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At NJ Home For Vets, COVID Toll Exposes 'Haunting' Failure Across The State

Friday, May 15, 2020

The long-term care facility with the greatest number of deaths in New Jersey is a nursing home for veterans.

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New Jersey's State-Run Veterans Homes Hit Hard By Coronavirus

Friday, May 15, 2020

Nearly 5,000 people have died from COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in New Jersey. Some of the worst outbreaks have occurred at two of the state's homes for veterans.

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey's First Vote by Mail Election

Saturday, May 09, 2020

WNYC
This week's election offers a test run for the upcoming presidential contests in the Garden State.

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Remembering WNYC's Own Richard Hake

Monday, April 27, 2020

A tribute to the beloved late host of WNYC's Morning Edition, Richard Hake.

Richard Hake, 1969 - 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

WNYC and New York City have lost a pillar of journalism. In loving memory, here is his radio obituary. 
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Richard Hake, 1969 - 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

WNYC and New York City have lost a pillar of journalism. In loving memory, here is his radio obituary. 

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