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Washington Correspondent, NJ Advance Media
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.

Trump rockets upward in Iowa Poll while Christie remains flat

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump captured almost one-fourth of likely Iowa caucus goers in a poll released Sunday, the latest survey to show him leading the Republican presidential field. Trump received 23 percent in the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. Another candidate who also has never held public office, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, was second with 18 percent.
Aug 30, 2015

RT @njdotcom: Trump rockets upward in Iowa Poll while Christie remains flat dlvr.it/C12Vcj

N.J. Sen. Cory Booker: No testing for oil in Atlantic

nj.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday asked the U.S. government to reject applications for seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward allowing drilling for oil off the coast. In a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Booker said the applications did not address the impact such activities would have on ocean life.

WATCH: Christie explains how he can win the Republican 2016 nomination

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie says he needs to do well in one of the early primary and caucus states next year in order to have a chance to win the Republican presidential nomination. Christie said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday that he was not concerned with his current standing in opinion polls.

WATCH: Christie suggests Obama is buying support for Iran deal

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie suggested that President Obama is offering incentives to get congressional Democrats to support the nuclear deal with Iran. Christie, who opposes the agreement, questioned why so many Democrats have endorsed the deal. "How much pork is he offering them out of the federal budget?"

Poll: Should N.J.'s Cory Booker support the Iran deal?

nj.com — WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Charles Schumer of New York are the only two Democratic senators who have broken with Democratic President Barack Obama and announced they would vote against an agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program for more than 10 years in exchange for removing economic sanctions.

Christie: Hillary Clinton should quit presidential race

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday ratcheted up his criticism of Hillary Clinton over her handling of government e-mails as U.S. secretary of state, calling on her to withdraw from the presidential race. Christie said on CNBC that Clinton put "our national security at risk" by using a private e-mail server rather than a government system.

Christie back in top 10 in poll showing Trump far ahead

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Businessman Donald Trump received more than double the support of his nearest competitor in a poll out Thursday that also put Gov. Chris Christie in the top 10 among Republican presidential candidates. Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, received 28 percent in the Quinnipiac University poll, with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in second in 12 percent.

Christie says Springsteen's 'Born to Run' took his breath away 40 years ago

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Four decades after Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was released, Gov. Chris Christie said the record remains "the most powerful rock album of my lifetime." Christie, who said he has attended more than 130 of the New Jersey icon's concerts and calls the Boss's "Thunder Road" his all-time favorite song, tweeted his memories of Springsteen's legendary record on its 40th anniversary Tuesday.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @njdotcom: Christie says Springsteen's 'Born to Run' took his breath away 40 years ago dlvr.it/BytKXP

First prize in this raffle: Seeing Pope Francis live in D.C.

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Here's a way to see Pope Francis when he visits the U.S. next month: Live in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District and win a lottery for two tickets to his appearance at the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3rd Dist.) is raffling off pairs of tickets to see the pope on Sept.

Christie to lobby Booker on Iran, with billionaire Adelson's help

nj.com — WASHINGTON - Gov. Chris Christie vowed last month to lobby U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to oppose an agreement curbing Iran's nuclear program for more than a decade in exchange for relaxing economic sanctions. On Tuesday, he will do just that.
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Aug 30, 2015

When you absolutely, positively want to deport unauthorized immigrants. @johnsb01 explains. s.nj.com/MWovZMU via @njdotcom

Aug 30, 2015

RT @WSJPolitics: Many activists at the DNC summer meeting said they want to see VP Joe Biden jump into the 2016 presidential race. on.wsj.com/1KgVmaJ

Aug 30, 2015

I worked with @patrickcalabria as a Newsday sports part-timer in college. Nice piece on Islanders coach Al Arbour. nwsdy.li/1Q0eSXK

Aug 29, 2015

I spent many years dealing wirh him on stories. Sorry to hear the news. Ed Lewi, longtime PR rep, dies saratogian.com/general-news/2…

Aug 29, 2015

RT @davelevinthal: In 2014, @Publici explained how the Carmen Group hid the true nature of a lobbying effort. Friday, it got fined $125K publicintegrity.org/2015/08/28/179…


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