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Mary Alice Williams
Anchor

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 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
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
Correspondent

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


David Cruz
Correspondent

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


Christie Duffy
Correspondent

Christie Duffy joined NJTV as a correspondent in February 2014. She began her broadcast career as an intern for NBC’s Today Show and WHYY-TV, before landing her first job at FOX News Channel. Duffy covered business and finance before becoming a general assignment reporter for Verizon FiOS1 News in 2011. Read more


Brenda Flanagan
Correspondent

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
Correspondent

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
Correspondent

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
Correspondent

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


Erin Pedrini
Web Production Assistant

Erin Pedrini became a part of the NJTV News 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 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

Designer
Karen Brayzell

Production Manager
Bijan Rezvani

Developer
Brian Santalone