November 19, 2015 — ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Michael Aron, NJTV’s Chief Political Correspondent and host of On the Record and Reporters Roundtable, received The League of Municipalities annual Distinguished Public Service Award in a ceremony held in Atlantic City today. “His award is well earned and well deserved,” said Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagano at the ceremony. The League of Municipalities established the award in 2003 to honor “individuals or organizations that have made substantial contributions to New Jersey through distinguished public service.” Prior award recipients include former state Governors Brendan Byrne, Jim Florio and Christine Todd-Whitman and Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Earlier this week, Aron was named #1 on the 2015 PolitickerNJ Power List. The political website called him “the most institutionally knowledgeable political reporter in the state,” adding, “Aron has the ability to build sources on all sides of an issue and maintain emotional distance from his subjects. He’s the best we’ve got.”
NJTV News Correspondent David Cruz also made the list at #87 for what PolitickerNJ describes as his “aggressive questioning style.”
The online political must-read for Trenton recognizes the most influential New Jerseyans for their roles in the sphere of public affairs, or as the publication cites, “personalities whose work puts them at the vanguard of power in this much maligned and misunderstood state.”
Catch the work of both these journalists on NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams weeknights at 6pm, 7:30pm and 11pm on NJTV.