WNYC and MSU present "Tracking Chris Christie" - Mon, Jan 26 at Montclair State; Marks the launch of the "Christie Tracker Podcast"

WNYC & Montclair State University present


A Conversation with Political Journalists

Monday, January 26 at 7:30pm

Montclair State University, The Conference Center, University Hall


 Free event marks launch of The Christie Tracker Podcast from WNYC


(New York, NY, January 21, 2015) WNYC and Montclair State University present Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists on Monday, January 26 at 7:30pm at Montclair State University's The Conference Center, University Hall, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

Whether he’s urging tourists to get off the beach as a superstorm approaches, telling hecklers to “sit down and shut up” or speaking passionately about the ravages of drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie is, by most accounts, the most colorful politician on the national scene.  As Christie considers his announcement of a presidential run, we’ll hear from some of the leading journalists who’ve covered him most, since before he was known beyond the Garden State, about his appeal and obstacles on his road to the White House.

New Jersey Public Radio's Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will moderate a discussion with panelists:

  • Robert A. George, New York Post editorial writer
  • Matt Katz, WNYC reporter  
  • Mara Liasson, NPR’s national political correspondent
  • Tom Moran, The Star-Ledger editorial page editor and columnist

Tracking Chris Christie is free and open to the public but RSVPs are required at montclair.edu/TrackingChristie

The public can watch a livestream of the event on montclair.edu and follow the conversation on Twitter - #TrackingChristie.

The event marks the official launch of The Christie Tracker Podcast, a weekly show from New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC that explores everything Chris Christie from the prosaic to the profane.  The first episode of the podcast will be published during a week that Governor Christie makes two trips to Iowa and is expected to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. The podcast will be available on WNYC.org, NJ.com, WHYY.org and iTunes.  It will also be posted weekly on NJ.Com and Newsworks, a website of WHYY in Philadelphia.

New Jersey Public Radio and New Jersey Public Radio News are supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Fund for New Jersey, the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Heller, the Schumann Fund for New Jersey, and the Wyncote Foundation.

New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org, www.thegreenespace.org and www.njpublicradio.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. New Jersey Public Radio extends WNYC’s reach and service more deeply into New Jersey. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.

Montclair State University: Building on a distinguished 106-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The University’s six colleges and schools serve over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students in more than 300 doctoral, master's and baccalaureate level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.