More than a year into this pandemic, theaters and stages remain dark across the state. Countless venues lost millions in revenue, laid off the bulk of their staff and struggled to keep lights on by way of virtual performances and events. This week, they were offered a lifeline of sorts, new legislation signed by the governor, making them eligible for a pot of federal relief aid. They’re hoping it’ll be enough to rebuild after the crush of the public health crisis.
Emmy nominated correspondent Leah Mishkin has been on the general assignment beat for NJ Spotlight News since 2017. Her passion is meeting new people and telling their stories. She has been reporting and anchoring at stations across the East Coast since graduating from Emerson College.