NJ BUSINESS BEAT WITH RHONDA SCHAFFLER LAUNCHES NEW SEASON ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 AT 5 PM ON NJ PBS; WELCOMES NEW PRODUCER

September 10, 2021 – NEWARK, NJ – NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, announced a new, second season of its weekly business series, NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler.  It will launch on Saturday, September 11, airing Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on NJ PBS (check local listings). Hosted by NJ Spotlight News Business Correspondent Rhonda Schaffler, the program takes an in-depth look at the stories, trends and influencers shaping New Jersey’s business landscape with insight from industry experts.

In the season premiere, Schaffler explores “The Great Resignation” as statistics show people are leaving their jobs in record numbers, looking for better wages, more flexibility and better workplace environments. The program examines why companies are struggling to hire and retain workers and what employees should do to prepare their finances if they want to make a career change.

Next week, in the September 18 episode, the program assesses the state and future of small businesses in New Jersey, the efforts (both legislative and grassroots) to support these establishments, and the best advice for starting a small business in New Jersey in 2021.

This season also welcomes a new series producer for NJ Business Beat, Carmen Martin. Martin is a seasoned broadcast producer with more than three decades of experience in local and national television news. She began her television career as a writer/producer with the award-winning news team at ABC’s Eyewitness News, and also produced its Latino public affairs program Tiempo.  She has produced for Good Morning America, CNN, Weekend Today and Al Jazeera America. A graduate of Fordham University, Martin is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. She resides in Bergen County.

“We are delighted to welcome such a high-caliber talent as Carmen to the NJ Business Beat team,” said Executive Producer Patrick Santomauro. “Her expertise and insight will help grow the series this season and beyond, providing New Jersey with even better in-depth analysis of the issues affecting the state’s economy and its constituents’ livelihoods.”

Funding for NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler is provided by New Jersey City University.

Find an archive of season one episodes on MyNJPBS.org and YouTube.

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NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler series logo

Carmen Martin, series producer for NJ Business Beat with Rhonda Schaffler on NJ PBS

NJ Spotlight News Business Correspondent and Host of NJ Business Beat Rhonda Schaffler. Photo by Joseph Sinnott/NJ PBS