Sophie Nieto-Munoz

Sophie Nieto-Munoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz, a New Jersey native and former Trenton statehouse reporter for, shined a spotlight on the state’s crumbling unemployment system and won several awards for investigative reporting from the New Jersey Press Association. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her report on PetSmart's grooming practices, which was also recognized by the New York Press Club. Sophie speaks Spanish and is proud to connect to the Latinx community through her reporting. You can reach her at [email protected].

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New Jersey City University president testifies before lawmakers on school’s financial troubles

By: - June 11, 2024

Without financial intervention, it is unlikely New Jersey City University will survive as a stand-alone institution, its fiscal monitor said.

New Jersey’s D.C. Democrats say Biden administration should not support new immigrant jail

By: - June 10, 2024

GEO Group wants to open an immigrant detention center at Delaney Hall in Newark. Democrats say the Biden administration should not support its plan.

‘Uncommitted’ supporters say results are clear warning to Biden

By: - June 8, 2024

More than 42,000 New Jersey Democrats voted "uncommitted" instead of for President Biden Tuesday to protest his support of Israel.

‘Offensive’ to claim new public records law may enable corruption, Gov. Murphy says

By: - June 6, 2024

Critics of the new law say it will encourage government officials to withhold documents that should be public.

Critics slam Gov. Murphy for signing public records bill

By: - June 6, 2024

Media organizations, good government groups, and transparency advocates have spent weeks urging Gov. Phil Murphy to veto the bill.

Gov. Murphy signs bill revamping public records law, in blow to transparency advocates

By: and - June 5, 2024

Gov. Phil Murphy said if he believed the bill would “enable corruption in any way,” he would “unhesitatingly veto it.”

New York governor puts congestion pricing on hold

By: - June 5, 2024

Drivers entering Manhattan south of 60th Street would have been forced to pay a $15 toll under the plan, which was set to take effect June 30.

Rep. Rob Menendez bests Hoboken mayor in nasty House race

By: - June 4, 2024

Rep. Ron Menendez campaigned for reelection this year as his father, Sen. Bob Menendez, is standing trial in Manhattan on federal bribery charges.

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. defeats mayor who accused Pascrell of turning his back on Muslims

By: - June 4, 2024

If Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. wins reelection in November, his next term will be his 15th in Congress.

Menendez advocated for ally’s company because it was ‘good for New Jersey,’ lawyer says

By: - June 3, 2024

Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial in Manhattan began its fourth week Monday — the same day Menendez filed paperwork in Trenton to seek reelection in November.

Rep. Pascrell faces primary challenge over Gaza stance

By: - June 3, 2024

Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah said Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr.'s staunch support of Israel is "unacceptable" given the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Ex-official says Sen. Menendez told him to ‘stop interfering’ with friend’s Egypt deal

By: - May 31, 2024

Friday was the first time jurors heard from a witness who offered direct testimony about the kind of arm-twisting prosecutors say Menendez performed to aid his friends.