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.
Michael has been a journalist since 1970, starting at Seattle Magazine, then West Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone and New Jersey Monthly. He started at NJN in 1982 and has won a number of broadcast awards, including a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.
Aron has interviewed every New Jersey governor, state Supreme Court chief justice and legislative leader during his tenure, plus a number of presidential candidates. He has covered national political conventions, trade missions abroad and all the major political issues of the state.
Adding to his distinguished career, Aron was recently awarded The League of Municipalities’ 2015 Distinguished Public Service Award and was ranked number one on PolitickerNJ’s 2015 Power List.
He attended college at Harvard, graduate school at Princeton. He is a native of Philadelphia, lives in Montclair and has three grown daughters.