NJTV News with Mike Schneider


Mike Schneider
Managing Editor and Anchor

Mike Schneider, Anchor and Managing Editor of New Jersey public television’s NJTV News program, is an acclaimed journalist who has spent more than three decades reporting for national network and local Tri-State outlets. Read more

Phil Alongi
Executive Producer

Prior to becoming the Executive Producer of NJTV News with Mike Schneider, Phil Alongi was the newscast’s Senior Producer. Alongi has also served as Executive Producer of NJTV’s 2012 election coverage and special events. His broadcast career started at NBC in 1997, where he worked in research and production, covering national news. Read More


Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

Michael Aron has been a journalist since 1970, and has interviewed every New Jersey governor, state supreme court chief justice, and legislative leader during his tenure at NJN, plus a number of presidential candidates. Read more

Lauren Wanko

Emmy nominated correspondent Lauren Wanko concentrates on news in South Jersey for NJTV News with Mike Schneider. Read more

David Cruz

David Cruz is NJTV News with Mike Schneider’s correspondent covering primarily North Jersey, which is very familiar territory for the 20-year state news veteran and lifelong Jersey City resident. Read more

Dari Kotzker
Statehouse Correspondent

Dari Kotzker joined the NJTV News with Mike Schneider team in September 2012. She serves as the Statehouse producer and a general assignment reporter. Read more

Madeline Orton
Arts Correspondent

Madeline Orton is Arts Correspondent for NJTV News with Mike Schneider. Passionate about the arts, she has worked in many facets of the field from advocacy to performance and with artists, arts organizations and supporters from across the state and throughout the country. Read more

Web Department:

Michelle Sartor Lang
Senior Multimedia Web Producer

Michelle Sartor Lang has worked in the news industry since 2007, first at North Jersey Media Group for several of the company’s weekly newspapers and then as a local editor for a hyper-local Patch news website in Bergen County. Read more

Erin Pedrini
Web Production Assistant

Erin Pedrini became a part of the NJTV News with Mike Schneider web team in October 2013. Before starting at NJTV, she was an intern at The Record newspaper for North Jersey Media Group, performing investigative research, and was also an intern for NJ News Commons. Read more

Christine Valdez
Web Production Assistant

Christine Valdez joined the NJTV News with Mike Schneider web team in October 2013. Prior to joining the web team she wrote for New Jersey Newsroom covering local news and sports stories, as well as a featured NASCAR column with Rant Sports. Read more

For the WNET Interactive Engagement Group:

General Manager
Daniel B. Greenberg

Director of Technology
Brian Patrick Lee

Director of Production
Christiane Wartell

Creative Director
Nick Miller

Karen Brayzell

Production Manager
Bijan Rezvani

Brian Santalone