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Kelly Waldron

88waldron Kelly WaldronI began working for WCBS 880 in November of 2001. It was shortly after 9/11. I had just had my son in August of that year and during my maternity leave as a national correspondent with Metro Networks, I was called in to WCBS and as they say…the rest is history. It was the job I had been waiting for.

I started reporting and anchoring in north Jersey at WSUS after graduating from Rutgers University in 1994. From there, I went to WCTC in New Brunswick, NJ where I spent five years as morning and afternoon anchor and reporter. Then I became a national correspondent for Metro Networks. New Jersey was my “beat” but I was sent wherever I was needed depending on the story. Once I began at WCBS…I found my home.

From the Fort Dix terror plot to Hurricane Floyd to President Bush’s inauguration in Washington D.C. to the New York City marathon to plane crashes, fires, transit strikes, issues at City Hall and so many others….some of the most memorable stories I’ve covered have involved the aftermath of 9/11…from the last load ceremony to the emotional family gatherings, to the memorial ceremonies every year and the heart-breaking funerals. It is a story that has touched everyone in one way or another and continues to do so.

I had my second child, a daughter, in September of 2004. I left WCBS the following November for a year and worked in public relations. It was during that year that I discovered how much I needed to be back, telling the stories that help people get through their everyday lives. It’s my passion. If someone were to ask me what I love most about my job, aside from the people and the friends I’ve met along the way, I would have to say the ability to get an important story on the air within a minutes notice and the desire to tell that story accurately. The bottom line is…it’s my way of contributing to society, sharing important information with people who deserve to know.

I live in Monroe Township, NJ. I’m married and have two children.

Car Buried in NJ/(Photo/Getty Images)

Jersey Shore Still Digging Out From Blizzard

It’s been three days since the snow stopped falling and in Ocean Grove.

12/30/2010

Holiday shopping (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Poll: Garden State Likes To Re-Gift

A Fairleigh Dickinson University poll shows 38 percent of those surveyed say they re-gift. However, 72 percent say they do it just “once in a while.”

12/20/2010

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Report: Saudi King Could Move Manhattan Mosque Site

A Manhattan attorney is pitching a plan to move to the controversial mosque from its current Lower Manhattan spot to the West Village.

12/19/2010

Tyler Clementi - Photo: CBS

NJ Lawmakers Want To Toughen Anti-Bullying Law

The bill requires public school teachers and staff to receive training in suicide prevention and dealing with incidents of bullying. It also requires school districts to establish anti-bullying programs.

11/15/2010

A car is filled with gasoline - File / Photo: THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

Area Gas Prices On The Rise As Fall Weather Descends

We used to hear that when the summer ends, gas prices go down, right? Wrong!

11/15/2010

Rep. Rush Holt and Scott Sipprelle - File / Photos: Holt for Congress, Sipprelle for Congress

It’s Still A Tight Race Between Holt And Sipprelle

If President Barack Obama’s policies play a role in any Congressional race, it’ll definitely be in the 12th District in New Jersey.

11/01/2010

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (52) is treated on the field after colliding with Army's Malcolm Brown (23) as he tried to make the tackle during the second half of a football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. LeGrand  was hurt on the play and taken off on a backboard from the field. Rutgers won 23-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rutgers’ Eric LeGrand Paralyzed From Neck Down

Coach Greg Schiano said Sunday that LeGrand was resting in the intensive care unit at Hackensack University Medical Center. LeGrand is expected to remain hospitalized for the near future.

10/17/2010

Cell Phone Driver - Graphic: AP

New Jersey Teens Pledge Not To Text While Driving

Car crashes as a result of distracted driving are the leading cause of death among teens.

10/15/2010

Thermostat on Money - Graphic: AP

Good News For Heating Bills – Warmer Winter Ahead

Most U.S. homeowners should get some relief on their heating bills this winter.

10/13/2010

Atty General Dow Relaxes Stun Gun Rules In N.J.

New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow announced a new policy Thursday to lift restrictions on the use of stun guns by law enforcement.

10/07/2010

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