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. His local journalism career began as a general assignment reporter in Cablevision’s nightly TV newscast, North Hudson News. From there he went on to become Managing Editor and columnist at the Hudson Reporter newspaper group, where he wrote the popular weekly Latin Beat column and was instrumental in developing the publication’s Union City and West New York editions. Cruz also anchored, produced and wrote for WBGO-FM, where he created and hosted the Newark Today call-in show with Mayor Cory Booker. Additional experience includes substitute hosting on WNYC-AM’s Brian Lehrer Show and Soundcheck and contributing feature stories to NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Latino USA.