Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Her investigation into charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities was awarded an Online News Association award for Innovative, Investigative Journalism. The San Diego native graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and journalism. Follow her @GonzalezSarahA
Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:
Monday, February 08, 2016
In 2002, Camden schools were advised to switch to bottled water after a report found high lead levels in water samples. Today, students still can't drink the water from several schools.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
There's a higher percentage of children with elevated levels of lead in their blood in 11 New Jersey cities and 2 counties than in Flint, MI, according to advocacy groups.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Passaic River polluters are telling local fishermen to trade contaminated catch for healthy tilapia. But there's no disposal plan for the toxic fish, and residents don't want them to be incinerated.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
HUD's secretary blames New Jersey's "weaker application" for why the state won just $15 million out of $1 billion nationally to fight against floods, fires, drought and other disasters.
Monday, January 18, 2016
If Dr. Martin Luther King were alive today, Mayor de Blasio says he would scold the country for "going backwards on voting rights" and allowing educational disparities.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Local elected officials urged a Crown Heights congregation to continue Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's fight for social justice and equal rights.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Eating any fish from the Lower Passaic can cause cancer, liver damage and reproductive issues. Now, companies who polluted the river are swapping contaminated fish for frozen fillets.
Monday, December 21, 2015
In 2013, Latinos in Millville were 6.3 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white residents, based on their respective populations.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
A WNYC analysis estimates that 89% of New Jersey residents live within a mile of at least one "contaminated site" as designated by the state.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
An investigation by WNYC finds most of the state’s poorest residents are living within a mile of a contaminated site, and there's no plan in place to clean it up.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A recent WNYC investigation found that immigrants detained at a facility in New Jersey were being placed in solitary for seemingly arbitrary reasons, like refusing to eat breakfast.
Monday, November 09, 2015
A WNYC investigation reveals that immigrant detainees in New Jersey are sent to solitary confinement for non-violent and, at times, perplexing reasons.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The state Board of Education says Jersey City is ready to regain full control of its school system, after 26 years under state authority.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
A new book reveals how Sen. Booker and Gov. Christie chose to use private philanthropy, instead of public funding, to transform Newark schools—without public approval.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka handed out about 3,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students at housing projects and houses of worship, as part of his Back To School Bus Tour.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
A Superior Court judge is expected to hear arguments on the proposed pollution settlement between ExxonMobil and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Thursday.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A hospital in Newark is $230 million in debt and struggling to stay open. There’s a willing buyer, but the state hasn’t approved the deal yet, and doctors are starting to leave.
Friday, July 10, 2015
The Natural Resources Defense Council says New Jersey breached its duty to protect public resources when it accepted a $225 million settlement with Exxon.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Teachers and transit employees from across New Jersey say Gov. Christie has turned his back on public workers.
Monday, June 22, 2015
A set of bills in the New Jersey legislature seek to make it harder for domestic violence abusers to keep their guns, and make it easier for victims to obtain them.