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:

Trump's Response to Charlottesville Violence Sparks NJ Protests

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Activists target Republican Congressmen in New Jersey, calling for the leaders to hold white supremacists from White House. 

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Voting Block: When a Candidate for Governor Drops by a Block Party

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Democratic candidate to replace New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets an earful from the neighbors of Hillside Terrace. 


Frelinghuysen Hires Ethics Lawyers

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A note on a fund raising letter targeted a constituent activist. Now the most powerful congressman in New Jersey has hired a top ethics law firm to defend him. 


50 Years After the Riots, a Newarker Looks Back on his Decision to Stay

Monday, July 10, 2017

The 1967 Newark riots left many neighborhoods devastated, and led tens of thousands of residents to flee the city. And that's exactly why Junius Williams decided to stay.

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On The Menu for This NJ Barbecue: Politics

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Despite sharply divided politics, neighbors always returned to the friendship and respect that sustains this block. 

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America's Fourth: Beyond Pie and BBQs

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

As we come to celebrate the independence of America on the Fourth of July, we talk about the holiday's past, present, and future.   

New Jersey Voters Block by Block

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, introduces her project with New Jersey voters, block by block, leading up to November's gubernatorial election.


NJ Primary: An Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

We hear from voters about their choices for Gov. Christie's successor, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon offers analysis of the race.

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New Jersey Votes: A Changing of The Guard in the Garden State?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

With incumbent Governor Chris Christie termed out, the gubernatorial primaries haven't garnered much attention. 


N.J. Gubernatorial Primary Seen As A Referendum On Gov. Chris Christie

Monday, June 05, 2017

New Jersey and Virginia are the only states holding gubernatorial elections this year. In New Jersey, there's been a lack of enthusiasm among voters in both parties ahead of Tuesday's primary.


This Week in Politics: Decision Time in the Garden State

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Jersey residents prepare to cast their primary votes - and take their first steps away from the Christie era.


Rodney Frelinghuysen and the Poisoned Chalice

Monday, May 29, 2017

The New Jersey Republican is getting squeezed between his increasingly conservative party and the moderate voters in his district. 

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This Week in Politics: Who Can Run the Furthest from Christie?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In the Republican primary, the sitting governor's name (and the leading candidate's boss) is a dirty word.  


New Jerseyan Targeted by Rep. Frelinghuysen Just Wants Constituents to Know What He Did

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saily Avelenda, a political activist and former bank vice president who was called out in a fundraising letter from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, says she doesn't intend to sue.

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N.J. Activist Says GOP Congressman's Complaint Forced Her To Quit Her Job

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A New Jersey woman is out of a job and is putting much of the blame on her congressman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen. He alerted her employer that she was active in a group opposing him.


Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Takes Aim at Constituent in Letter to Her Employer

Monday, May 15, 2017

Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) sent a fundraising letter to the employer of one of his constituents, calling her out as a member of an activist group that opposed him.

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GOP Congressman Frelinghuysen Targets Activist in Letter to Her Employer

Monday, May 15, 2017

The most powerful member of the New Jersey congressional delegation sent a fundraising letter to a board member of a bank — and called attention to a "ringleader" who worked there.

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Watch Live: New Jersey’s Gubernatorial Debates

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Starting at 6:30 p.m., live stream back-to-back debates with the Democratic and Republican candidates who have raised enough money to qualify for state matching funds.


Angry Protesters Hit Frelinghuysen Office After Health Vote

Friday, May 05, 2017

New Jersey congressman takes heat after flipping on his vote.

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Gov. Chris Christie Fights to Save Drug Addicts, and His Own Legacy

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The New Jersey governor is pleasing treatment advocates with his sharp focus on drug addiction. But it has done little to improve his lowest-in-the-nation poll numbers.  

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