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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-2745r10Phil Alongi
Executive Producer, NJTV News and Director of Program Development

Phil Alongi oversees all news operations for NJTV, including its flagship weeknight news program NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, njtvnews.org, Reporters Roundtable, On The Record with Michael Aron, election coverage and special event coverage and is responsible for the network’s program expansion in the areas of news, public affairs, arts and other genres. Read More


Michael AronMichael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

Michael Aron has been an integral part of New Jersey public television and synonymous with Trenton political coverage for decades. Referred to by colleagues as the “Dean of the Statehouse Press Corps”, he currently serves as NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent and host of two popular public affairs programs, On the Record with Michael Aron and Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron. 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’ 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
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 who’s come back home to Newark, NJ. Michael’s roots run deep in the Garden State. He’s driven thousands of miles to deliver news coverage from Atlantic City to Allendale and from Woodbury to Washington. Reports on New Jersey’s law, leaders and legacy and the impact they have on life, learning and livelihood. 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


Rhonda Schaffler
Correspondent

Rhonda Schaffler covers business news for NJTV and has reported on financial and business topics for more than two decades. Prior to working at NJTV, she worked as a journalist for Reuters, where she traveled extensively to cover financial stories including to Nigeria, Ghana and Chile. Along the way, she interviewed numerous government officials and CEOs. She also worked at CNN as a business anchor and reporter for several programs, covering the stock market and economy. Read more

Digital Department:

Lindsay Rassmann
Associate Digital Producer

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

Brittany Pavlichko
Web Production Assistant

Brittany Pavlichko joined NJTV News in May 2017. She graduated from Kean University in 2017 with a degree in communications with a concentration in journalism, graduating cum laude with honors. Before that she obtained her associates degree from Middlesex County College in 2015. 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

Head of Production
Chris Mather

Designer
Victoria Malabrigo

Web Engineer
Brian Santalone