New Jerseyans’ view on the quality of life has settled back to normal from the pandemic, according to Monmouth University’s Garden State Quality of Life Index Score. The state got a score of +25. That is about the same as in a September 2019 survey but down from a high during the early days of the pandemic.
An award-winning journalist, Briana Vannozzi serves as the anchor for NJ Spotlight News. She's worked in several capacities since joining the news division in 2012, as interim anchor and senior correspondent after years of general assignment reporting as a multimedia journalist. Vannozzi began her television journalism career by cutting her teeth on New Jersey State House politics for New Jersey Network News. And later as a news radio correspondent at FM News 101.9 in New York City. A Burlington County native, she's honored to be serving and covering her home state.