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Westwood, NJ
Specialty Writer — Bergen Record
As seen in:  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 / 609.292.9862 /

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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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
Sep 30, 2014

RT @CNNSitRoom: Christie slams Obama for 'passing the buck' on the U.S. being ill prepared for ISIS threat

Sep 30, 2014

Before heading to LA tomorrow @GovChristie will speak at the 65th annual Catholic Cemetery Conference

Sep 30, 2014

"We’re looking at the people that we should be caring about and they just represent millions and millions of other folks," Christie says

Sep 30, 2014

"The Lord, I believe sent you from Trenton to get us some help," the Rev. Anthony Hawthorne, a recovering addict, tells @GovChristie

Sep 30, 2014

Shirley Reaves says she got help at Integrity House. "I can honestly say drug court was the best thing that ever happened to me."

Sep 30, 2014

Valerie Banks Jones said she used for 32 years and found help at Eva's Village

Sep 30, 2014

Many of the people on stage were featured in the video played at the beginning

Sep 30, 2014

Hanlon is a former addict who Christie hired as an intern, he's now a successful attorney

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