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Ryan Hutchins

New Jersey
New Jersey Bureau Chief — POLITICO
Covers:  chris christie, new jersey state government, new jersey legislature, state agencies, democratic politics, new jersey state politics, republican politics, department of corrections, environment, casinos, prisons, parole board, online gambling
Doesn't Cover: community news, local government

New Jersey bureau chief for @POLITICO. Has "no ability to do anything." --Chris Christie Email: rhutchins@politico.com. Follow: @PoliticoNJ.

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I've joined The Star-Ledger's statehouse bureau in 2013 following two years as a metro reporter.

I previously wrote about municipal news for the now-defunct New Jersey Local News Service, an off-shoot of the Ledger, and before that I covered crime for the Times Union in Albany, NY.

I live in Jer...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Stringing for the Press-Republican in Plattsburgh, NY. I covered a man who was gored to death by *his* deer, among other strange things.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yup; electric and the real ones. But if you put a computer and a typewriter in front of me, this millennial is going digital. Sorry, analog.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Michael McDougal, gun-toting columnist for the New York Sun in 'The Paper.' He drives a 'classic automobile,' replete with police light.