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. 

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Nancy Solomon appears in the following:

This Week in Politics: NJ Political Boss Under Scrutiny

Saturday, May 04, 2019

WNYC
How an unelected figure helped craft legislation to benefit his interests to the tune of over one billion dollars in state tax breaks.

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The Norcross Connections

Friday, May 03, 2019

How a powerful South Jersey political boss and his associates influenced legislation and reaped the rewards. Check out our chart that shows how the money flowed.

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Norcross Companies in the Crosshairs

Thursday, May 02, 2019

A task force appointed by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy held a hearing on the controversial tax breaks awarded to companies owned or in business with political boss George Norcross.

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NJ Power Broker at Center of Tax-Break Controversy

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Here's George Norcross. Two thirds of the tax breaks in Camden were awarded to his company, business partners and clients of his brother's law firm. That's more than a billion dollars.

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NJ Whistle-Blower Case Shows Christie Pressure for Tax Breaks

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Officials working on the state's controversial tax-incentive program say the Christie Administration was more interested in giving out billions than following the rules.

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This Week in Politics: A Reality Check on the States of the States

Saturday, January 19, 2019

WNYC
NY's and NJ's Governors delivered their big speeches. But while New York Democrats contemplate the good times ahead, New Jersey Democrats are engaged in intraparty hardball.

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Here is Something New Jersey Can Agree On: The New Governor Is Not Chris Christie

Thursday, December 27, 2018

There's no longer a bully in the pulpit.

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NJ Legislators Scrap Controversial Redistricting Vote

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Democrats in the New Jersey senate and assembly canceled a vote, previously scheduled for Monday, after being accused of partisan gerrymandering.

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Princeton Gerrymandering Project Finds Fault With NJ Redistricting

Thursday, December 06, 2018

A plan to make district maps competitive would allow legislators to manipulate them, according to a new analysis.

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Ask Governor Murphy: Why Did a Snowstorm Paralyze New Jersey?

Monday, November 19, 2018

WNYC, WBGO and WHYY present the next installment of our live, bi-monthly call-in special with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

No Rest for the NJ Women Who Took Down the Republicans

Thursday, November 08, 2018

The votes are counted. The Republicans are wiped out. And the women who ran the movement are back out on the streets protesting Donald Trump. 

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Midterm Reactions, Bob Dylan & a New Musical, Online Hate

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Kai Wright, Nancy Solomon & Lawrence Levy on midterms. Kimber Sprawl, Jeannette Bayardelle & Todd Almond on “Girl from the North Country.” Kara Swisher on online hate.

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Democrats Gain Ground in New York and New Jersey Congressional Seats

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

New Jersey Democratic House candidates Mikie Sherrill and Tom Malinowksi flipped their districts, Democrat Max Rose flipped Staten Island, and Sen. Bob Menendez won a third term.

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Election Day: Polling Place Reports

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

New York and New Jersey voters weigh in on the lines, the scanners, the sentiment...

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Key Midterm Election Races To Watch In New Jersey

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

One of the nation's closest races is the bid for the House seat in the state's 7th Congressional District. And, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez tries to hold onto his seat after a corruption trial.

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Election Preview: New Jersey's Hot Contests

Monday, November 05, 2018

New Jersey Public Radio managing editor Nancy Solomon discusses where New Jersey's Congressional races are on the day before voters head to the polls.

Leonard Lance Fights to Be the Last Moderate Republican Standing in New Jersey

Monday, November 05, 2018

An increasingly conservative Republican Party in Washington has put a respected moderate in peril. 

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This Week in Politics: What the Midterms Mean For New York and New Jersey

Saturday, November 03, 2018

WNYC
"No matter how voters are looking at the issues… it all comes back to Trump."

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Suburbia's Voting Power, Fishs Eddy, NYC Murals

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Lawrence Levy & Nancy Solomon on suburbs & midterms. Julie Gaines on Fishs Eddy. Yasmeen Khan on murals. 

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The Right Kind of Woman

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stacey Abrams of Georgia and Mikie Sherrill of suburban New Jersey are both Democrats fighting their way into Republican territory, but in very different ways.