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Westwood, NJ
Bergen Record — Specialty Writer
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 / 973.362.5856 /

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 ... Read Full Bio →

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
Jul 23, 2014

Former Gov Kean warns of security weak spots before Congressional hearing via @record_dc

Jul 23, 2014

RT @heatherhaddon: A great day at the beach RT @EliseOnDeadline: Atlantic City's credit rating kicked to junk level by Moody's

Jul 23, 2014

As promised @GovChristie holding another "No pain, No gain" event to call for pension reform, this one 7/30 in Belmar

Jul 23, 2014

RT @samdolnick: i really like getting press releases from the government of aruba. makes me feel like my inbox is on vacation.

Jul 23, 2014

What do blue whales, mountain gorillas and newspaper reporters all have in common?…

Jul 22, 2014

Christie says benefits wouldn't change for retirees but "younger folks" who are still on the job

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