I want to congratulate you on your recent story about the phony Sandy housing numbers. It is the single-best piece of reporting I have seen on Sandy — period, end of story.
-- January, 2015 blog post from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which helped fund my coverage of New Jersey's long-term recovery from Superstorm Sandy
-- April, 2014 Community Foundation of New Jersey update on its NJ Recovery Fund,which supported my reporting on the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy
Excellent investigative journalism! My sincere thanks to you and your team for asking the questions and digging in spite of obstacle after obstacle being put in your way. Your work offers hope to folks like me who often feel disheartened by the rampant corruption and abuse of power in politics.
At a time of newspaper consolidation and collapse it is great to know that someone is doing investigative journalism. I am hopeful that stories such as these will embolden the mainstream press to conduct more investigative journalism. If they do, they should hire you people as their mentors. Great job.
-- Tweet from actor Alec Baldwin to his 1 million followers after hearing one of my stories
I have truly appreciated your addition to the local issues programming. You are one of the rare birds who soars in the atmosphere of ‘true journalism.’ You seem to know how to ask even the hard questions with an inquisitive, welcoming tone that produces frankness and thoughtful answers that so often elude many of today’s over-reaching reporters who may score high on personality and the perceived angle of the day, but low on vision and the big picture. Keep it up.
Your professionalism and journalistic skills have made a HUGE difference to KGOU during your tenure. I’ve enjoyed your excellent stories and the way you help connect listeners with the state. I’ve also appreciated your deadpan style of humor.
I must say the in-depth reporting you have brought to KGOU is the best I have ever heard locally, and actually is on par with much of what I hear on NPR. What you do is always thorough, interesting, and best of all, objective. Thanks for keeping me informed about my local area.
I appreciate your interest in stories that consume much of my time, like the bear with a bottle stuck on its head and a ‘sighting’ of a boa constrictor in a lake.