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Westwood, NJ
Specialty Writer — Bergen Record
Covers:  hurricane sandy, new jersey state government, new jersey legislature, 2016 election, hurricane sandy recovery, new jersey news, new jersey politics, governor christie

I cover @GovChristie and #NJpolitics for The Record. Tweet, call or email me tips hayes@northjersey.com / 609.292.9862 /https://t.co/cwoRudxCCq

Melissa Hayes's Biography

State House Bureau reporter for The Record (North Jersey Media Group) covering Governor Christie. Prior to moving to the Trenton Bureau I worked as a municipal reporter in the paper's main office covering a group of communities in northern Bergen County.

Before joining The Record in 2010 I spent a year at The Jersey Journal covering Jersey City and Hudson County politics, including a number of federal court cases ...

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Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

Bridge report details blurred lines in Christie office: State workers by day, campaign volunteers...

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was an education reporter at two weekly papers owned by Packet Publications in Middlesex County

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Many, many, many years ago as a kid before we had a household computer

How is social media changing news?

It's requiring us to be faster and more efficient and helping us reach a broader audience.

Too soon to praise Camden's police model?

northjersey.com — President Obama had a rare moment of accord with Governor Christie last week when he held up Camden as a model of community policing for beleaguered American cities struggling to rein in crime, shining a national spotlight on claims of its success even as critics and the union representing police in the city said such praise may be premature.

Christie, in Oklahoma, stresses experience with terror cases

northjersey.com — Governor Christie assured an audience of Republicans in a crowded ballroom in Oklahoma on Friday that he can turn the country around if they give him a chance to be president - only he has yet to officially declare himself a candidate. Christie is one of nearly two dozen Republicans exploring a presidential bid.

Christie compares coverage of GWB and Clinton email scandals; says media bias apparent

northjersey.com — Governor Christie said media bias contributed to heavier coverage of the George Washington Bridge lane closures than of Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of personal email as secretary of state, as he called for an apology Thursday.

Christie tells CNBC’s Squawk Box the GOP needs a candidate who has won difficult races before

northjersey.com — Christie appeared on the show for a 30-minute segment and spent much of his time going over his three recent policy addresses in New Hampshire, focusing on federal entitlement reform, jumpstarting the economy and national defense. Christie also spent a significant amount of time defending his electability despite his opposition to same-sex marriage and his pro-life stance.

Christie tells CNBC’s Squawk Box the GOP needs a candidate who has won difficult races before

blog.northjersey.com — Governor Christie told CNBC's Squawk Box this morning that he would likely decide whether to run for president next month, but then he held himself up as a Republican who could win in 2016. "If I decide to run you can conclude I think I'm the best person to do it," Christie said.

Christie doesn't have to disclose gifts from friends, N.J. Attorney General's Office says

northjersey.com — Governor Christie does not have to disclose gifts from friends - including Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - according to a written opinion from the state Attorney General's Office. Christie, who is exploring a presidential run, came under scrutiny earlier this year after he was seen on television hugging Jones in a luxury box at a Dallas Cowboys playoff game in Texas.

Christie gifts from friends don't have to be disclosed, N.J. Attorney General's Office says

northjersey.com — Governor Christie does not have to disclose gifts from friends - including Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - according to a written opinion from the state Attorney General's Office. Christie, who is exploring a presidential run, came under scrutiny earlier this year after he was seen on television hugging Jones in a luxury box at a Dallas Cowboys playoff game in Texas.

Christie gifts from friends don't have to be disclosed, Attorney General's Office says

northjersey.com — Governor Christie does not have to disclose gifts from friends - including Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones - according to a written opinion from the state Attorney General's Office. Christie, who is exploring a presidential run, came under scrutiny earlier this year after he was seen on television hugging Jones in a luxury box at a Dallas Cowboys playoff game in Texas.

Christie criticizes Clinton's call for pathway to citizenship

northjersey.com — Governor Christie criticizes Democrat Hillary Clinton's call for a pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally and acknowledges that his position has changed, in an interview with Fox News set to air Monday night. Christie is scheduled to appear on The Kelly File at 9 p.m. Monday.

Obama says Camden police are model for community policing, announced new law enforcement guidelines

northjersey.com — President Obama pointed to the Camden County Metro Police Department as a model for community policing and announced new law enforcement guidelines, including a restriction on the use of surplus military equipment. The visit is one of several Obama has made around the country to address violent reactions to police shootings.
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May 22, 2015

RT @markjbonamo: Schepisi readies herself for brain aneurysm operation, looks to future wp.me/p4QFnk-13H3 via @PolitickerNJ

May 22, 2015

The moral of the story: "You should leave nothing unsaid," @ChrisChristie says

May 22, 2015

Now he's telling the story of his final death bed conversation w/ his mother. She told him to "go to work" - crowd laughs

May 22, 2015

Christie credits his mother with making him a strong enough person to take on someone like Putin.

May 22, 2015

"There are responsible ways to oversee it and make sure civil liberties are not violated" @ChrisChristie said #SRLC2015

May 22, 2015

Christie calls debate on Patriot Act "very dangerous" says he's the only potential candidate who has used it.



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