b'A WNYC Radio Vet Calls Maplewood Home Award-winning radio journalist Nancy Solomon has the Garden State coveredBY DONNY LEVITNancy Solomon (L) and Becky Rosenfeld with their children Lazlo, a seventh grader at Maplewood Middle School, and Sasha, a junior at Columbia High School, and dog, Opal. Photo credit: Jamie MeierA skalocalresidenttonameably comes as little surprise. may indeed surpriseJersey Public Radio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of their go-to radio news sourceBut heres something thatWNYC, thanks to former Governor Chris Christie andyoullheartheWNYCyou: Nancy Solomon, one of the pivotal editors andputting NJPR up for sale in 2011: WNYC acquired call letters come up again andreporters at WNYC, has been living in the two townsnorthern New Jersey, and Philadelphias WHYY got again. Dig a little deeper andfor almost two decades. And her team has been re- southern New Jersey. youllprobablycomeacrosssponsible for award-winning coverage of BridgegateFromSolomonsviewpoint,thestructurehas SouthOrangeandMaple- and currently hosts the monthly series Ask Gover- worked well. As a person who listens to WNYC woodresidentswhodonatetothestation,sportnor Murphy. in New Jersey, Im not just interested in New Jersey their WNYC swag about town, and regularly tuneFor an editor and reporter who covers this sidenews, she says. We live in the New York metropoli-in to The Brian Lehrer Show in addition to havingof the Hudson but works (again, in non-pandemictan region and we want a regional news service thats their short list of NPR podcast favorites. For a com- times) on the other side of the Hudson, explaininggoing to tell us about whats going on in New York. muting suburb (in non-pandemic times) with suchthe call letters NJPR can get somewhat confusing.I [also] want to hear whats going on in New Jersey, close proximity to New York City, this most prob- While Solomons charge is the Garden State, Newand I want to hear whats going on in the nation, 14/ matters magazine / fall 2020'