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April 27, 2020

Mary Alice Williams Steps Down as “NJTV News” Anchor

NJTV announced that Mary Alice Williams, anchor of its flagship NJTV News broadcast, has decided to step down from her position effective this month. Since 2014, Williams has anchored NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, along with multiple news specials, from the Governor’s State of the State addresses and election night coverage to the network’s specials [...]

April 23, 2020

Meet Rochelle B.

I spent the majority of my career (27 years) at the Estée Lauder Companies in branding and marketing in the International division, which is the largest division in the corporation. Among many assignments, I spent 15 years as the Senior Vice President of the International Division. When I retired I was the Worldwide President of [...]

April 22, 2020

Meet Volunteer Carolyn L.

My connection to public broadcasting as a professional began when I was in my early 20’s. However years before that, I was personally introduced to public broadcasting (both television and radio) through my mother. I have a masters in journalism and began my career began as a Community Relations Associate at WCNY, the public television and [...]

April 21, 2020

Meet Volunteer Ashton S.

I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA many moons ago. At 15, I went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA on an early admission scholarship. After graduation, I served three years in the US Navy, then went to graduate school at Atlanta University for a Masters in math before heading to New York [...]

April 20, 2020

Meet Volunteer Melissa W.

I am a veteran journalist, having worked as a writer and editor for the Associated Press, a reporter for Nightly Business Report, and an anchor and producer for Morning Business Report on public television -- Channel 2-WPTV in Miami. I decided to volunteer at WNET eight years ago because I strongly believe in the mission [...]

April 17, 2020

Meet Patrick Santomauro

As a Senior Broadcast Producer at NJTV, Patrick Santomauro is in charge of the daily editorial content for the network’s flagship program, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. “I choose the stories that go in the show, and determine where they appear in the show. I'm the copyediting reporter and anchor scripts and coordinate with [...]

March 31, 2020

WNET Launches “Take on Fake” YouTube Series

Yesterday, WNET launched Take on Fake, a new YouTube series that debunks claims seen or shared online to show people how to stay informed. In the premiere episode, COVID-19 Fake Cures and False Diagnoses, host Hari Sreenivasan (PBS NewsHour Weekend, Amanpour and Company) follows the Internet rabbit hole of COVID-19 misinformation, reading beyond a single headline [...]

March 30, 2020

WNET Expands Multi-Platform At Home Learning Resources with New WLIW21 & WLIW World Broadcast Schedules

WNET Expands Multi-Platform At Home Learning Resources to New York Metro Area with New WLIW21 and WLIW WORLD Broadcast Schedules Beginning Today Free companion lessons, games, activities and more for K-12 educators and families at wnet.org/education (NEW YORK – March 30, 2020) Beginning today, WNET expands its K-12 At Home Learning resources for the New York metro [...]

March 27, 2020

Meet Amelia Karasu

As a Senior Coordinator, Events and Donor Engagement, Amelia Karasu coordinates many of the Development Department’s Member events, including monthly lunches, which focus on sharing behind-the-scenes stories from WNET’s producers with donors. “I also coordinate select events for higher level donors, such as our Tech & Tours, where Patrons get a chance to tour our [...]

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