Throughout the year in New Jersey education progress was made and technology gaps closed, but many of the same problems persist as the academic calendar turns to a new year. Education writer John Mooney and Correspondent Joanna Gagis followed the education beat all year. They join Anchor Briana Vannozzi to talk about what’s ahead.
Joanna Gagis joined the NJ Spotlight News team in 2018 as a Correspondent whose coverage includes education during COVID-19, health care, the environment, New Jersey politics and more.
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.
John Mooney is the founding editor of NJ Spotlight, starting the news site in 2009 after more than 30 years in print journalism. Before NJ Spotlight, John was an education reporter with the Newark Star-Ledger and the Bergen Record and a contributing writer for The New York Times.