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Westwood, NJ
Political Reporter — 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://www.facebook.com/RecordHayes

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...

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.

Christie, Rubio campaign at New Hampshire Independence Day parade

northjersey.com — WOLFEBORO, N.H. - Governor Christie crisscrossed Main Street shaking hands and posing for pictures as a crowd of 40 wearing shirts with his name on them marched down the road carrying tall sticks with Christie 2016 signs.

Christie family to stay with Mitt, Ann Romney in New Hampshire

northjersey.com — Christie, who first said Thursday that he would be meeting with Romney tonight and tomorrow morning, said outside a Derry diner Friday morning that he and his wife Mary Pat, their son Andrew and daughter Sarah would be staying with the Romney's in their home in Wolfeboro, a lakeside resort community.

Christie's presidential campaign won't reimburse N.J. for troopers protecting him as he travels

northjersey.com — DERRY, N.H. - Governor Christie's presidential campaign will not reimburse New Jersey for the cost of the state troopers protecting him as he travels the country. "In the end anywhere I go the troopers need to go whether I want them to go or not so we're going to continue to conduct this in the same way I've always conducted it," Christie said this morning when asked about the costs outside MaryAnn's Diner.

Christie's presidential campaign won't reimburse NJ for troopers protecting him as he travels

northjersey.com — DERRY, N.H. - Governor Christie's presidential campaign will not reimburse New Jersey for the cost of the state troopers protecting him as he travels the country. "In the end anywhere I go the troopers need to go whether I want them to go or not so we're going to continue to conduct this in the same way I've always conducted it," Christie said this morning when asked about the costs outside MaryAnn's Diner.

Christie scores second endorsement outside N.J.

northjersey.com — NASHUA, N.H. - Governor Christie's nascent presidential campaign scored its second endorsement outside New Jersey this week, this time from a longtime New Hampshire politician who claims he has never picked a losing candidate.

In New Hampshire, Christie promises to unveil detailed immigration plan later this month

northjersey.com — Christie, who formally entered the presidential race Tuesday, has regularly been asked about his immigration policy during events to New Hampshire. The issue came up again at a town hall-style event in a Rochester diner, when a man raised concerns about the drug trade and stemming the number of undocumented people coming from Mexico.

Christie all in for New Hampshire as he struggles in Iowa poll

northjersey.com — It's no accident that after he announced his candidacy in New Jersey, Governor Christie started a five-day campaign swing through New Hampshire. The Live Free or Die state may come second on the Republican presidential nomination calendar, but Christie is not very popular right now in Iowa, the state that comes first.

Christie kicks off presidential bid saying he's ready to 'restore America' [video]

northjersey.com — Governor Christie launched his long-awaited presidential campaign Tuesday, embracing his image, one he's cultivated over the years, as a fearless dispenser of truths who can take on the tough issues and turn around a dysfunction government to return America to greatness.

Christie kicks off presidential bid saying he's 'ready to fight' [video]

northjersey.com — Governor Christie officially launched his long-awaited campaign for the White House on Tuesday, embracing his image, cultivated over years, as a fearless dispenser of truths who can turn around a dysfunctional, broken government and return America to greatness.

Christie to kick off 2016 presidential bid today

northjersey.com — Governor Christie is expected to officially kick-off his presidential run this morning during a rally at his former high school in Livingston. The governor will then shift his attention from his New Jersey roots to his future in New Hampshire, the first in the nation primary state, which will be key to his presidential bid.
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Jul 04, 2015

Christie, Rubio campaign at New Hampshire Independence Day parade - northjersey.com/news/christie-…

Jul 04, 2015

#GovChristie addressing the Winnipesaukee GOP before the Wolfeboro parade @ The Inn on Main instagram.com/p/4ts9d0NMv7/

Jul 03, 2015

RT @mattkatz00: If @ChrisChristie really made Romney lose after Obama "hug," then they wouldn't be having a sleepover tonite. @tdopp: bloom.bg/1KyiAIN

Jul 03, 2015

#GovChristie meets with WWII veteran Clarence Croft during a visit to the NH Veterans Home @ New… instagram.com/p/4r6pyyNMt9/

Jul 03, 2015

RT @tdopp: Rubio, Christie To Bunk At Mitt Romney's New Hampshire B&B bloom.bg/1KyiAIN via @bpolitics

Jul 03, 2015

RT @PhilipRucker: Wolfeboro update: The Rubios will join the Christies at Romney pajama party. Imagine the pillow fight?! washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

Jul 03, 2015

@dracioppi @LtGovGuadagno You do better than I could. I leave the lawn mowing to @RyanByrne19

Jul 03, 2015

RT @PollsterPatrick: Despite the fact that 82% of the people who foot that bill say he should! /bit.ly/1GQPPj6 twitter.com/Record_Melissa…



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