Team

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Michael Aron

Chief Political Correspondent

Michael Aron has been an integral part of New Jersey public television and synonymous with Trenton political coverage for decades. Referred to by colleagues as the “Dean of the Statehouse Press Corps”, he currently serves as NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent and host of two popular public affairs programs, On the Record with Michael Aron and Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron. Read More

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Lauren Wanko

Correspondent

Emmy nominated correspondent Lauren Wanko concentrates on news in South Jersey for NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. Read More

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David Cruz

Senior Correspondent

Senior Correspondent David Cruz is an award-winning journalist with a 25-year career in television, radio and newspapers. He began as a correspondent on North Hudson News, a nightly newscast covering Hudson County. Read More

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Brenda Flanagan

Senior Correspondent

A New Jersey transplant circa 1979, (from New Orleans, via Maine) Brenda Flanagan has won four Emmys for work including an undercover investigative series on racial profiling, consumer safety stories and team coverage for “Miracle on the Hudson: Flight 1549,” among many other awards. Read More

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Michael Hill

Correspondent

Michael Hill is a 2018 National Fellow of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. Hill is an award-winning news anchor and reporter with stints in New York, Dallas, New Orleans and beyond. He’s covered some of the world’s most memorable events over the last three decades. Hill’s interest in covering news runs the gamut and he feels right at home discovering and re-discovering his native New Jersey. Read More

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Briana Vannozzi

Senior Correspondent

Briana Vannozzi is a multiple Emmy-nominated correspondent. As a general assignment and "one-man-band" reporter for NJTV News, she shoots, writes, and edits daily stories from the field. Vannozzi began her television journalism career cutting her teeth on state house politics, first as an assignment editor/producer and later a reporter for New Jersey Network News. Read More

Rhonda Schaffler

Correspondent

Rhonda Schaffler is NJTV's business correspondent, providing a daily report on New Jersey's top business and financial stories. Prior to working at NJTV, she worked as a journalist for Reuters, where she traveled extensively to cover financial stories including to Nigeria, Ghana and Chile. Along the way, she interviewed numerous government officials and CEOs. She also worked at CNN as a business anchor and reporter for several programs, covering the stock market and economy. Read More

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Leah Mishkin

Correspondent

Leah Mishkin is a multimedia journalist who received a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at Emerson College. She completed her Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University. Read More

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Raven Santana

Correspondent

Raven Santana is a correspondent for NJTV News. She began her career as a Field Producer/Production Assistant for FOX 5 in New York, while she reported part-time as a general assignment reporter for WZBN-News in Trenton. Raven got her first big break in Springfield, Massachusetts where she worked for NBC affiliate WWLP for 2 years as a reporter. Read More

Joanna Gagis

Producer/Correspondent

Joanna Gagis joins the NJTV News team as a Producer/Correspondent. Prior to joining NJTV, Joanna helped develop and launch the lifestyle show “Life & Living with Joanna Gagis,” an in-depth interview series featuring New Jersey entrepreneurs and philanthropists, great garden state destinations, and segments highlighting New Jersey’s culture – from fashion to cuisine. Read More

Patrick Santomauro, Senior Producer
Evan Gold, Senior Editorial Producer
Adam Cutrone, Supervising Graphics Designer
Lindsay Rassmann, Supervising Digital Producer
Ledd Seiffer, Coordinating Producer
Ian Elliott, Media Manager
Mallory Massara, Media Manager
Steve Melone, Media Manager
Renee Maskin, Graphic Designer
Julie Daurio, Producer
Zach Lanning, Producer
Buki Elegbede, Associate Producer
Martha Ugwu, Production Assistant
Justin Cook, Digital Production Assistant
Laura Galarza, Digital Production Assistant
Frank Brown Jr., Audio
Meghan Gorman, CG/Server Operator
Matt McNamara, Studio Camera
Pat Scannella, Stage Manager
Amelia Cintron, Makeup Artist
Mark Nixdorf, Engineer In Charge
Kevin Phalon, Field Camera/Editing
Matt Rosen, Field Camera/Editing
Brendan Smyth, Field Camera/Editing
Rachell Campbell, Assoc. Dir. of Production Services
Daena Mcbride, Assoc. Dir. of Design & On-Air Promo
John Garcia, Post Services
Jermaine Pinnock, Post Services
Patricia Northrop, General Counsel, PMNJ
Antonio Ortiz, Director of Strategy & Planning
Chloe Motisi, Production Manager
Elvin A. Badger, Director
John Servidio, Executive in Charge of Production