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Melissa Hayes

Westwood, NJ
Covers:  hurricane sandy, new jersey state government, new jersey legislature, 2016 election, hurricane sandy recovery, new jersey news, new jersey politics, governor christie

Editor & social media specialist at @NJTPA. Former @GovChristie reporter for The Record.

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Editor of InTransition Magazine & communications and social media specialist at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Former State House Bureau reporter for The Record (North Jersey Media Group) where I covered Governor Christie. Prior to moving to the Trenton Bureau I worked as...

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.