Executive Director, Founding Editor
Before founding NJ Spotlight in 2009, John Mooney covered education in New Jersey for 15 years as a reporter for The Newark Star-Ledger and The Bergen Record and as a contributing writer for The New York Times. He has won numerous state and national awards, including honors from the Education Writers Association and the American Society of News Editors. John also has spoken at conferences and other events regarding school issues facing New Jersey and the role of education journalism. He lives in Montclair, N.J.
Business Development Director
Steve is charged with maximizing sponsorship value for clients across NJ Spotlight’s event and media opportunities. He has many years of experience with the New York Times’ digital media and events businesses.