First, yes…my parents named me after Elton John’s ’70s hit, so go ahead and sing a verse if you cross my path…I love it. I’m originally from 3rd Ward in Houston, Texas (and still a proud Houstonian…especially with sports), but prior to WCBS I lived for six years in the great city of Cleveland, where I was a Reporter for WTAM 1100. While there, the Associated Press gave me a few awards–including one for covering a story where I watched over 27-hundred people strip nude for a photo shoot. Yeah. That’s probably why I wear glasses…
Before Cleveland, I spent a year and a half at WENY in Elmira, New York and eight months making minimum wage at a country station in Columbia, Missouri. I now think “The Gambler” is one of the greatest songs ever. My career actually got started at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where I graduated in 1996 with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and History. I learned a heck of a lot. The book lessons came in handy, too.
These days, I call Jersey City, NJ home, and the Garden State is my beat. This means I want to know what’s up with every issue, group and area around New Jersey.
I still can’t think of any mind-blowing, descriptive phrases to note how happy I am to be a News Reporter for WCBS 880 in New York. By the way, I love NYC. So maybe the best I can say is, “I feel right at home.”
A north Jersey couple with ties to Japan have put together a benefit 5K run on Sunday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City to raise money to help Japan’s recovery efforts.
Residents and town leaders met with power companies Thursday night in Scotch Plains.
Ravi faces 15 charges, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy, for the September 2010 incident. Those charges could land Ravi in prison for 10 years, if convicted.
A natural gas pipeline bound for Manhattan is planned to go under parts of Hudson County and both supporters and opponents got to voice their opinions at a meeting in Jersey City on Wednesday night.
Instead of digging cash out of your wallet to buy train or bus tickets NJ TRANSIT commuters will now be able to use their smartphones to just tap and pay.
Motorists who use the exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway better make sure they’re carrying coins starting Monday. Cameras will be activated at all 84 exact-change lanes to catch toll cheats.
Participants aligned with the Occupy Wall Street protest have removed their tents from New Jersey’s World War II Memorial in Trenton after police told them they could not keep any “permanent structures” at the site.
Head of school Miguel Brito says they got several anonymous gifts totaling $22 million, paying off the mortgage.
On Wednesday Christie was in Paramus – a key campaign district for Republicans – to meet with retirees to talk about their property taxes.
According to EPA spokesperson Bonnie Bellow, about 200 million gallons of water flooded the property and electricity was “totally knocked out” by the storms.
P.S. 9 took in over 200 children from Paterson and other neighboring towns whose schools were flooded out after last month’s storms. The new students need help fitting in.
Organizers say problems obtaining permits forced them to move New York’s annual Korean harvest festival to New Jersey.
A New Jersey assemblyman is calling on the governor to scrap NJTV after what he calls an “unacceptable” lack of coverage of Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference on Tuesday.
Even with the flooding some farms have had this year, many are ready for the upcoming pumpkin season.
The Garden State ranks 46th in the country when it comes to states taking part in the school breakfast program.
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