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:

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

Thursday, January 27, 2022

WNYC
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

WNYC
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

WNYC
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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This Week In Politics: New Jersey's Gubernatorial Race

Saturday, October 30, 2021

WNYC
It's go time for New Jersey voters, who will choose a governor on Tuesday. 

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New Jersey voters will decide next week whether to reelect Gov. Murphy

Friday, October 29, 2021

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has a comfortable lead over his GOP challenger in the Nov. 2 election. If Murphy wins, he'll be the state's first incumbent Democrat to get a second term since 1977.

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Homestretch for the New Jersey Governor's Race

Thursday, October 28, 2021

WNYC reporter Nancy Solomon talks about the final week of campaigning in the New Jersey governor's election.

Every Four Years in New Jersey, It's the Taxes, Stupid

Thursday, October 28, 2021

There's one reason Republicans can prevail in a Democratic state.

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Wants To Break A Democratic Losing Streak

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Governor Murphy is hoping to become the first Democrat to be re-elected governor in New Jersey since 1977. But his Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, is gaining momentum. 

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Climate Change Activists Warm To NJ Gov. Murphy As Election Nears

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The New Jersey governor got off to a slow start with environmental activists. But now, with the election just two weeks away, they are in his court.

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