Nancy Solomon

Senior Reporter, WNYC

Nancy Solomon is a senior reporter and the founding managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, which won a 2014 Peabody Award for Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power.  Her latest project is the podcast, Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery. 

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:

Menendez Convicted

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Nancy Solomon reports on what comes next for Sen. Bob Menendez, who has been convicted on bribery and other corruption charges.

This Week in Politics: Jury deliberations begin in the trial of Senator Bob Menendez

Saturday, July 13, 2024

A jury is deliberating the federal corruption case against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez.


Menendez Trial Wraps Up

Friday, July 12, 2024

As the jury deliberates, Nancy Solomon reports on New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez's bribery trial.

This Week in Politics: Explaining the Norcross indictment

Saturday, June 22, 2024

It's been quite a year in New Jersey. The latest chapter is the indictment of George Norcross, long considered one of the most powerful men in the state.


A Political Earthquake in South Jersey

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

WNYC's Nancy Solomon explains the indictment of South Jersey political power broker George Norcross and what this could mean for NJ Democratic politics.

Powerful NJ political boss George Norcross accused of racketeering in sweeping indictment

Monday, June 17, 2024

Prosecutors say he used his political and business influence to help strong-arm $1.1 billion in tax breaks for companies tied to his family.

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It's Primary Day in New Jersey

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

It's primary day in New Jersey. WNYC's Nancy Solomon talks about what there is to know for New Jersey voters.

MAGA and moderate Republicans seek the GOP nod for Senate in NJ

Friday, May 31, 2024

The Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Bob Menendez features a familiar political divide.


In NJ-9 primary, incumbent Pascrell's stance on Gaza an opening for challenger Khairullah

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Democratic primary is usually a cakewalk for Rep. Bill Pascrell, but this year he sees a rare challenge from Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah.


This Week in Politics: The trial of Senator Bob Menendez

Saturday, May 18, 2024

New Jersey Senator Bob Menenez is charged with bribery and corruption along with his wife and two businessmen.


Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez goes on trial for taking bribes in exchange for favors

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, goes on trial beginning Monday. He's been accused of taking bribes from foreign governments in return for favors.


Ask Governor Murphy: May Recap

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Topics this month included a proposed corporate tax to fund NJ Transit, tax relief for seniors, an NJ Turnpike extension and more.

This Week in Politics: Meet the new ballot, same as the old ballot

Saturday, May 04, 2024

Essex County, home to the largest number of Democrats in New Jersey, has laid out a ballot for this June that looks strikingly similar to the now banned 'county line.'


A progressive activist, running in a moderate N.J. district, ignores usual playbook

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Among this year's most competitive House races is New Jersey's seventh district. Sue Altman, the Democratic challenger there, is taking a different approach to try to win the election.


In Democratic primary, incumbent NJ Rep. Menendez challenged by family name

Friday, April 26, 2024

Hoboken Mayor Rhavi Bhalla is seeking to unseat Rep. Rob Menendez, whose father was indicted on corruption charges. 


This Week in Politics: The legal battle over New Jersey's ballot system

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The state's unusual county line ballot system has been in a bright spotlight this year.


Ask Governor Murphy: April Recap

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Nancy Solomon recaps her conversation with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, where they talked about the controversy over the "county line" on ballots, affordable housing & more.

How the end of the county line could change NJ politics

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

A federal judge has stopped the use of NJ's “county line” ballot design for the June Democratic primary. The decision could quickly upend the state's political power structures. 


Ask Governor Murphy: March Recap

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Nancy Solomon recaps her conversation with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.

NJ Gov. Murphy: We did our best in COVID, NJ Transit fare hikes are necessary

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Murphy says he's proud to have commissioned the "postmortem" of COVID-19 that ultimately found the state isn't ready for another emergency.