Nancy Solomon

Senior Reporter, New Jersey Public Radio

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

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:

What Does the Rest of the World Think About the U.S. Right Now?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

We look at how recent events in the U.S. are affecting America’s position in the world, and its foreign policy stance.

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What To Know About COVID Variants

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A new COVID variant now accounts for 65 percent of infections nationwide.

New Jersey Politics, a Double Murder and a Dead-End Investigation

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Nancy Solomon, host of the new podcast "Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery," talks about news on the investigation.

NJ Attorney General opens a new investigation into the unsolved killing of a politically-connected couple

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The deaths of John and Joyce Sheridan have received renewed attention after the release of a podcast from WNYC Studios: Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery.  

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Kai Wright Introduces Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery

Friday, April 29, 2022

Kai Wright talks with WNYC colleague Nancy Solomon about her new podcast: Dead End: A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery.

New WNYC Podcast About A New Jersey Political Murder Mystery

Monday, April 25, 2022

We talk to WNYC's Nancy Solomon about a new podcast about a New Jersey political murder mystery.

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Two Political Operatives, Two Hit Men and a Jersey Cold Case is Solved

Thursday, January 27, 2022

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More details are emerging in the New Jersey case of a political operative who hired two hit men to kill an associate operative from Jersey City.

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A Personal Story And A Pledge to Lower Taxes: NJ Governor Reboots

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Murphy says his second term will be aimed at making New Jersey more affordable.

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Local Dems Want NJ Ballot Reform, but Party Bosses are Blocking it

Monday, January 17, 2022

A statewide effort to change election ballot layout is not favored by the people who benefit from the system.

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This Week in Politics: A Preview of Governor Murphy's Second Term

Saturday, January 15, 2022

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After Governor Phil Murphy's State of the State speech, we look ahead to his second term - and try to untangle a dispute over redistricting.

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George Washington Meets the Smart Phone

Friday, December 24, 2021

A new audio tour combines GPS directions with storytelling to highlight New Jersey's role in winning the Revolutionary War.

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This Week in Politics: A Self Inflicted Wound in South Jersey?

Saturday, November 13, 2021

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New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney's shocking loss in the general election may not just be due to a red wave in his district.

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How a powerful New Jersey Senate president lost his seat to an unknown truck driver

Friday, November 12, 2021

There was enough working against Democrats inside and outside of New Jersey for the powerful state Senate president to lose his seat to a truck driver with no political experience.

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The latest on the race for governor in New Jersey

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The race for governor in New Jersey between incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, and Republican Jack Ciattarelli is neck-and-neck despite pre-election polls predicting a double-digit lead for Murphy.

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Checking-In on New Jersey and Other Races Nationwide

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Nancy Solomon, reporter and editor in the WNYC newsroom, and Elena Schneider, national political reporter at POLITICO, break down the results in the NJ and VA governors' races.

Disastrous Election for New Jersey Democrats

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

After leading in polls, Murphy is behind in a squeaker that might not be decided for days.

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Election Night 2021: Call-in Special

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Host Brian Lehrer hears from reporters and callers from New York and New Jersey about the voting, campaigning and what comes next.

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Election Day!

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

A discussion of the campaign finales with Brigid Bergin, WNYC's senior political correspondent, and Nancy Solomon, WNYC reporter and editor.

New Jersey voters choose their next governor today. Here's what to watch

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

If Gov. Phil Murphy wins Tuesday's gubernatorial election against Republican Jack Ciattarelli — and polls show that's likely — he will be the first Democrat to win reelection in N.J. since 1977.

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Evaluating the Public Health Policies of New Jersey's Gubernatorial Candidates

Monday, November 01, 2021

Ahead of Election Day, epidemiologist Stephanie Silvera looks at the public health policies that could potentially impact New Jersey and how the state combats the ongoing pandemic.

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