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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
How is social media changing news?
It's requiring us to be faster and more efficient and helping us reach a broader audience.