Colleen O'Dea
Colleen O'Dea
NJ Spotlight

A lifelong New Jersey resident, Colleen O'Dea has spent her entire career reporting news in the state, covering topics that include politics, state government, education, environment, and development. Most recently, she handled computer-assisted reporting for the Daily Record of Parsippany. Colleen has freelanced for a number of New Jersey and national publications. She has won numerous state and national journalism awards, as well as fellowships, for reporting on children and families and in social media.

Posts by: Colleen O'Dea

Veteran journalists discuss the 2020 primary election
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Veteran journalists discuss the 2020 primary election

Briana Vannozzi, Michael Aron and Colleen O'Dea | Jul 7, 2020

Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi asked NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron and NJ Spotlight Editor-At-Large Colleen O’Dea -- two veterans of New Jersey’s political and ...

Panel discusses governor’s top 2020 priorities
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Panel discusses governor’s top 2020 priorities

Michael Hill, Rhonda Schaffler, David Cruz, Briana Vannozzi and Colleen O'Dea | Jan 14, 2020

NJTV News and NJ Spotlight journalists discuss some of the issues outlined in Gov. Phil Murphy's second State of the State address.