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Washington, D.C.
Washington Correspondent, The Star-Ledger and NJ.com — New Jersey Star-Ledger
Covers:  polls, lobbying, campaign finance, federal government, government waste, government misconduct & ethics, politics

Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media, serving nj.com and The Star-Ledger

Jonathan D. Salant's Biography

Jonathan D. Salant, an award-winning political and investigative reporter, is the Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media, serving nj.com and The Star-Ledger. He has worked for Bloomberg News, The Associated Press, Newhouse News Service and the Syracuse Herald-Journal and The Post-Standard, among other publications. He is a winner of the Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress and the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, and a finalist for ...

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National Press Foundation Award

2011 - Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress

Scripps Howard Award

2009 - finalist for Raymond Clapper Award for Washington Reporting

What was your first job as a journalist?

Local government reporter for the Bergen Record in New Jersey.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I still have a large Royal typewriter in my home office.

How is social media changing news?

Everyone is a 24-hour wire service now. But unlike traditional wire services, some post first and then report.

N.J. residents' positive feelings about their state hits 35-year low: poll

nj.com — WASHINGTON - New Jersey and you, imperfect together. The percentage of New Jersey residents considering their state a good or excellent place to live dropped to a 35-year low, according to a Monmouth poll released Thursday.
Jul 30, 2015

.@MonmouthPoll: Share of N.J. residents who consider the state a good or excellent place to live hits 35-year low nj.com/politics/index…

Jul 30, 2015

The parochialism in our state is laughable. The blind leading the blind. nj.com/politics/index…

Jul 30, 2015

We went a bit too far with the whole "perfect" thing anyway RT @JDSalant: A great lead, even if I do say so myself. nj.com/politics/index…

Feds sending $87M to area to fund security improvements

nj.com — WASHINGTON -The Newark/Jersey City area will get $20.8 million in federal funding to protect against the threat of a terrorist attack under grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Nonprofit organizations in the area would get an additional $2 million.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @njdotcom: Feds sending $87M to area to fund security improvements dlvr.it/BgVCzJ

Christie live chat at 11 a.m.: Experts break down poll numbers for Republican debate

nj.com — Join Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, and NJ Advance Media political reporters Brent Johnson and Jonathan D. Salant for a live chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday to discuss Gov. Chris Christie and his standing in opinion polls as he vies for the 2015 Republican nomination for president.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @NJ_Politics: Christie live chat at 11 a.m.: Experts break down poll numbers for Republican… dlvr.it/BgCnCP #njpolitics pic.twitter.com/kh9wEnEEaj

Jul 28, 2015

RT @njdotcom: Christie live chat at 11 a.m.: Experts break down poll numbers for Republican debate dlvr.it/BgCtWl

Jul 28, 2015

RT @johnsb01: I'm hosting a live chat about #ChrisChristie and the GOP race with @JDSalant and @PollsterPatrick at in 7 minutes. nj-ne.ws/QbpxS

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Christie loses ground to Trump 2016 surge in Iowa and New Hampshire

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie lost support in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as businessman Donald Trump, who didn't register in an earlier survey, surged into the top two in both states, according to polls released Sunday.

A response to Trump? N.J. cities could lose funding for protecting undocumented residents

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Nine New Jersey municipalities - including Newark, Trenton and Jersey City - could face the loss of some federal funds under House Republican legislation for refusing to work with U.S. immigration officials in order to protect report unauthorized immigrants living within their borders.
Jul 23, 2015

A response to Trump? N.J. cities could lose funding for protecting undocumented residents nj.com/politics/index…

Commuters may get bigger tax break that would ease N.J. Transit fare hike (VIDEO)

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Transit riders would be able to put away $250 a month tax-free to cover their commuting costs, just like those who drive to work, under legislation moving through Congress. The Senate Finance Committee this week voted to almost double the current $130 transit benefit to put it on an even level with the tax break currently given for parking at train stations or near places of work.

Christie 2016 money team has clients who are banned from donating in N.J.

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie's presidential fundraising team includes lobbyists for Caesars Entertainment and Public Service Enterprise Group, companies that could not donate to his gubernatorial campaign because they are regulated by the state. The lobbyists were among the members of Christie's national finance team announced Wednesday.
Jul 23, 2015

Christie 2016 money team has clients who are banned from donating in N.J. ow.ly/PZxTD

Jul 23, 2015

RT @asmith83: From @JDSalant: Christie 2016 money team has clients who are banned from donating to his gubernatorial campaign. nj.com/politics/index…

N.J. lawmakers already raising money for 2016 elections

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Long before they know who they're running against, New Jersey's U.S. House members are filling their campaign coffers for next year's election. U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5th Dist.) had $2.2 million in his campaign bank account as of June 30. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-9th Dist.)

N.J. online gambling opponents hire heavy hitters to lobby Congress

nj.com — WASHINGTON - The coalition trying to ban online gambling in New Jersey hired former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former House Republican Conference Chairman J.C. Watts in recent months as it stepped up its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, new disclosures show. The new hires came as two Republican presidential candidates, U.S.

What they're saying across the nation about Christie and his 2016 run

nj.com — WASHINGTON -Here is a look at what's being said across the nation about Gov. Chris Christie's run for president: What is Chris Christie's defining mistake? The Huffington Post's explanation might surprise you.
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Jul 30, 2015

N.J. Politics Roundup: Sweeney lays out new pension plan; Christie eyes rail tunnel s.nj.com/sQtq3iG via @njdotcom



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