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:

New Jersey News: Latest on #AsktheGovernor, Marijuana and More

Friday, May 25, 2018

Nancy Solomon discusses the latest political news from New Jersey.


UPDATE: Ask Gov. Murphy Show Cancelled

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The bi-monthly call-in special has been cancelled due to Gov. Murphy’s decision to withdraw. 

New Jersey Supreme Court Wants More Facts on Religious School Grants

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

State grants to a prominent yeshiva and the Princeton Theological Seminary are at the center of a case on the separation of church and state.


This Week in Politics: NJ Dems Fight to Turn Every Congressional Seat Seat Blue

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Jersey GOP congressman Frank LoBiondo stood in a bright red cranberry bog in 2010. Possibly fearing a blue wave, he bailed on running in 2018.


Two Months In, We've Got Questions for Gov. Murphy

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Taxes, schools, marijuana. It's all on the table for the inaugural episode of our bi-monthy call-in special with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

In Sharp Turn from Christie Years, New NJ Budget Includes Legalizing Marijuana, Taxing the Rich

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Murphy's $34 billion plan proposed increasing the state's sale tax, tripling the funding to NJ Transit, and increasing funding for local schools, pre-k and community colleges. 

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's First Legislative Address

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Murphy has been in office 56 days and he's already struggling to get his own Democratic Party on board with many of his proposals.

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Bridgegate Mastermind Goes Back to Blogging

Monday, March 05, 2018

Now a convicted felon, Chris Christie's high school friend David Wildstein has returned to political blogging after his fateful tenure at the Port Authority.  


Uncertain About Their Own Futures, DACA Teachers Find Special Connection with Students

Monday, March 05, 2018

One teacher said her job is to get her students to believe they can grow up to do anything. Being unsure about whether or not she’ll be able to keep her job makes that harder to do.


Black Parents Sue Maplewood Schools Alleging Segregated Classrooms

Thursday, March 01, 2018

The lawsuit argues an ability tracking system discriminates against black students.

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Where New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Stand on Gun Control

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gun legislation is taking center stage in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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Newly-Minted Republican Jumps into NJ Congressional Race

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The race to replace Rodney Frelinghuysen just got more competitive.

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NJ Faith Leaders Arraigned for Sit-in at Lance's Office

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rabbis and ministers are targeting the Republican congressman to support DACA recipients known as Dreamers.


Facing Tough Fight, Lance to Hold Town Hall

Thursday, February 08, 2018

There are only three Republican Congressmen in New Jersey who are running for re-election, and Democrats are gunning for them. 

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Christie Continues to Tweet from Governor Account

Monday, February 05, 2018

President Obama left his official Twitter account behind. But not Chris Christie.

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New Jersey's Biggest Growth Industry Under Christie? Tax Breaks.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The new governor needs tax revenue, but Chris Christie gave $8.3 billion of it away.

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What Christie May Not Want to Admit: He Had Success with Obamacare

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chris Christie's work on drug addiction was made possible by the expansion of Medicaid, which brought insurance to hundreds of thousands of patients in New Jersey.

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Phil Murphy Is Sworn In as New Jersey Governor

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The former Goldman Sachs executive and ambassador to Germany took the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.


A Republican Star Fallen, Chris Christie Leaves Office

Monday, January 15, 2018

Christie's popularity soared during his first term as New Jersey governor because of his tell-it-like-it-is attitude. But scandals and his focus on the national spotlight lost him favor at home.


This Week in Politics: Chris Christie's Last Stand

Saturday, January 13, 2018

As Jersey's combative governor hits the road, we look back on the key moments from his eight years in office.