Mary Alice Williams

Mary Alice Williams is a highly acclaimed broadcast journalist with a wealth of experience in the field. Her investigative work on such topics as foreign policy, ethics, technology and health have made her a respected authority and recognized voice for public information. As one of the primary architects behind the design of CNN, the first worldwide television network, Williams oversaw the construction of CNN’s New York Bureau at the World Trade Center prior to the launch of Cable News Network (CNN) in 1980 and served as the channel’s principal anchor and vice president in charge of the New York Bureau until 1989. Read more

Phil Alongi
Executive Producer

Prior to becoming the Executive Producer of NJTV News, 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 AronMichael 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

Mike Schneider-0813r8Mike Schneider
Senior Correspondent

Mike Schneider, Senior Correspondent 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

Lauren Wanko

Emmy nominated correspondent Lauren Wanko concentrates on news in South Jersey for NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. Read more

David Cruz

David Cruz is NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams’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

Brenda Flanagan

A New Jersey transplant circa 1979, (from New Orleans, via Maine) Brenda Flanagan has won four Emmys for work including an undercover investigative series on racial profiling, consumer safety stories and team coverage for “Miracle on the Hudson: Flight 1549,” among many other awards. Read more

Michael Hill

Michael Hill is an award-winning news anchor and reporter with stints in New York, Dallas, New Orleans and beyond. He’s covered some of the world’s most memorable events over the last three decades. Read more

Candace Kelley

Candace Kelley is a five-time, Emmy-nominated reporter, writer and documentarian. No stranger to the PBS family, she is known for her work as host of NJN’s Another View and is a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellow. She has reported for a number of reputable stations including NY1 News, Court TV, BET and Comcast/NBC Universal. Read more

Briana Vannozzi

Briana Vannozzi is a general assignment reporter for NJTV News. Vannozzi began her television journalism career cutting her teeth on state house politics, first as an assignment editor/producer and later a reporter for New Jersey Network News. In 2011 she traded her camera for a microphone to join a seasoned group of news radio journalists at FM News 101.9 in New York City. Read more

Dari Kotzker
Statehouse Correspondent

Dari Kotzker joined the NJTV News 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 Mary Alice Williams. 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

Lindsay Rassmann
Web Production Assistant

Lindsay Rassmann joined the NJTV News web team in February 2015. Prior to that she worked as an assistant editor for On The Case with Paula Zahn. She graduated from Montclair State University in 2013 after receiving her associate’s degree from Ocean County College in 2011. Read more

Christine Valdez
Web Production Assistant

Christine Valdez joined the NJTV News 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:

Chief Digital Officer and General Manager
Daniel B. Greenberg

Director of Technology
Brian Patrick Lee

Director of Digital Operations
Nick Miller

Production Manager
Deven Persaud

Victoria Malabrigo

Web Engineer
Brian Santalone