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:

New Jersey's COVID Surge And The Latest On Mail-In Voting

Monday, October 26, 2020

As New Yorkers wait in lengthy lines to cast their votes during early voting, New Jersey voters are mailing their ballots in. Nancy Solomon speaks about the high NJ turn out. 

New Yorkers Line Up To Cast Their Ballots On The First Day Of Early Voting

Saturday, October 24, 2020

New Yorkers show up at the crack of dawn with lawn chairs to cast their ballots.

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Federal Judge Tosses Trump Campaign's Lawsuit Against NJ's Vote-By-Mail Election

Friday, October 23, 2020

The President's campaign took issue with New Jersey's plan to automatically mail a ballot to every registered voter.

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NJ Race Isn't "About Republicans and Democrats." It's about Democrat-Turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew

Thursday, October 22, 2020

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is home to one of the tightest races in the region.

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NJ Ballot Tracker Design Causing Anxiety Among Some Voters

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Some voters panic when the online tool tells them (incorrectly) they are not registered to vote.

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Redistricting Question on NJ Ballot Opposed by Good Government Groups

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

The pandemic delayed the census, but Question #3 wants to permanently leave the door open for potential redistricting delays.

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Tracing the White House Outbreak

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

WNYC's Nancy Solomon explains the implications of contact tracing the President's Bedminster fundraiser. 

This Republican Attended Trump Event, and He's Not in Quarantine

Monday, October 05, 2020

The candidate running against Cory Booker calls the Governor's request to quarantine "fear mongering."

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Trump Holds Fundraiser in New Jersey Despite Exposure to COVID

Friday, October 02, 2020

Attendees raise $5 million for the president's re-election campaign, and then learn they have been exposed to the virus.

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This Week in Politics: Prepping for New Jersey's All-Paper Election

Friday, September 25, 2020

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With ballots due to arrive in New Jersey in early October, we look at why the state has chosen an all-paper approach to the November election.

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Parents and Educators Fear Learning Pods Will Exacerbate Inequality

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Parents are flocking to a clever pandemic solution, but not everyone can afford it. 

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Third Time's A Charm: Murphy Gets His Millionaires Tax

Thursday, September 17, 2020

It's been his top priority since campaigning for governor. Now the state legislature has given in.

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NJ Budget Hearing is Missing Crucial Element -- Lawmakers

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Budget hearings are an annual ritual that gives citizens the right to comment. But not this year.

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Murphy's Pandemic Math: Tax the Rich and Boost Services

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The New Jersey governor proposes a millionaires tax, baby bonds and borrowing as a way to recover from the economic crisis.

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NJ Gov. Murphy Proposes Pandemic-Delayed Budget

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The governor answers call from economists to spend his way out of worst recession since 1930s.

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This Week in Politics: New Jersey Preps for a Historic Mail-in Election

Saturday, August 22, 2020

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With the U.S. Postal Service removing equipment ahead of an election expected to rely heavily on mail-in voting, we check in on the state's latest plans.

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New Jersey Economists Urge Murphy Not To Cut His Way Out Of A $10b Budget Hole

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The 96 experts say budget cuts would hurt people of color and those hurt most by the pandemic. The want the state to raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations.

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New Study: NJ Ballots Gave Advantage to Party Insiders

Friday, August 14, 2020

The New Jersey primary shows that the state's ballot design is undermining democracy.

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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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