News 12 New Jersey

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News 12 New Jersey
News 12 New Jersey.jpg
Launched March 1996 (1996-03)
Owned by Newsday Media Holdings (Cablevision)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Slogan Around New Jersey, Around the Clock
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area New Jersey
Headquarters Edison, New Jersey
Cablevision (New Jersey) 12 (SD/HD)
Service Electric
(Sussex and Warren Counties)
12 (SD/HD)
(New Jersey)
62 (SD/HD)

News 12 New Jersey is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Newsday Media Holdings subisidary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on the state of New Jersey. The channel's main studio, newsroom and sales offices are located inside the Raritan Center business complex in Edison, New Jersey.

It serves as an affiliate of the News 12 Networks slate of regional cable news channels in the New York City metropolitan area (each of which focus on areas outside of Manhattan and Queens, including the easternmost boroughs). The channel reaches more than 1.8 million households with cable television in northern and central New Jersey.


The channel was launched in March 1996 as the fifth channel in the News 12 Networks slate of regional news channels. On October 11, 2010, News 12 New Jersey debuted a new set for its newscasts, designed by San Diego-based FX Group. This was followed on November 12, 2010, with the introduction of a new imaging package – including an updated logo, overhauls to its news ticker and graphics package, and a new music package ("Convergence" by Stephen Arnold). On November 29, 2010, the channel became the first News 12 Networks service to launch a high-definition simulcast feed.[citation needed]

News operation[edit]

News 12 New Jersey produces 11½ hours of live news programming daily; the live programming alternates with replays of earlier newscasts, which usually air in a looped format during the overnight hours. The channel also operates remote newsrooms in Trenton, Newark, Oakland and Wall, New Jersey. The channel also operates two satellite uplink vehicles, one microwave truck and a helicopter ("Chopper 12") for newsgathering purposes.[citation needed]

On-air staff[edit]

Current on-air staff[edit]

  • Marisa Brahney - weekend mornings and afternoons (6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.); also weekday morning reporter
  • Della Crews - weekdays (2:00-5:00 and 8:00 p.m.)
  • Roxanne Evans - weeknights (5:00-8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.); also environmental reporter
  • Rick Holmes - weekend evenings and overnight loop (5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.); also Newark newsroom reporter
  • Bryan Jenkins - weeknights (5:00-8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Eric Landskroner - weekdays (2:00-5:00 and 6:00 p.m.); also host of It's Your Money
  • Carissa Lawson - weekday mornings and early afternoons (5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
  • Kurt Siegelin - weekday mornings and early afternoons (5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
Weather team[1]
  • Dave Curren (member, AMS) - meteorologist; weeknights (5:00-5:00 a.m.)
  • James Gregorio (AMS and NWA Seals of Approval) - meteorologist; weekend mornings and afternoons (6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
  • SallyAnn Mosey (AMS Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekday mornings and early afternoons (5:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.), also reporter
  • Michele Powers (NWA Seal of Approval) - meteorologist; weekend evenings and overnight loop (5:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m.)
  • Justin Godynick - freelance meteorologist
  • Karla Bardiñas - Jersey Shore reporter
  • Patty Smith Barrett - freelance reporter
  • Tony Caputo - general assignment reporter
  • Douglas Clark - Bergen bureau reporter
  • Bryan DeNovellis - freelance reporter
  • Cara Di Falco - traffic reporter
  • Rick Holmes - general assignment reporter
  • Laura Jones - freelance reporter
  • Walt Kane - investigative reporter ("Kane In Your Corner"); also fill-in anchor
  • Chris Keating - freelance reporter
  • John Klekamp - senior reporter
  • Karen Lee-general assignment reporter
  • Luke Margolis - general assignment reporter
  • Marci Rubin - general assignment reporter
  • Ranji Sinha - general assignment reporter
  • Dr. Brian Voynick - host of The Pet Stop
  • Dr. Derrick DeSilva - host of 12 To Your Health
  • Della J. Crews - host of Spotlight New Jersey
  • Luke Margolis - host of New Jersey Power & Politics
  • John Bathke - host of On The Scene; also general assignment reporter

Former Broadcasters
  • Alice Gainer - Now at WLNY55 IN New York
  • Dawn Pellas
  • Janine Strafaci
  • Dan Zarrow

See also[edit]

  • News 12 Networks – a group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Cablevision, of which News 12 New Jersey serves as an affiliate.
  • News 12 Long Island – sister cable news channel focused on Long Island
  • News 12 Brooklyn – sister cable news channel focused on Brooklyn
  • News 12 Traffic and Weather – a semi-automated sister cable news channel focused on traffic and weather information


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