Phil Alongi is an award-winning journalist who oversees all news operations for NJTV, including its flagship weeknight news program NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, njtvnews.org, all election coverage and special events. He was one of the primary architects for the concept, design and implementation of the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark, the broadcast home for the network and the newscast. Most recently, Alongi’s accomplishments have been recognized with his induction into the NJBiz Forty Under 40 program, honoring professionals under the age of 40 making headlines in their field. He began his broadcast career at NBC News in 1997. During his tenure at the network, he produced for Nightly News, the Today show, News at Sunrise and specials. He has covered five presidential election cycles, the Millennium/Y2K coverage, the second Gulf War, the shooting at Columbine and dozens of other major news events. When he’s not being a news junkie, he moonlights as a professional operatic tenor and has six televised performances and over a dozen leading roles throughout the U.S. to his credit. A true Jersey guy raised in Monmouth County, he now resides in Union County with his wife and daughter.