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.

Bill to ban smoking in casinos finally gets hearing, but no vote

By: - February 14, 2023

Supporters of the ban say they face significant health risks because of secondhand smoke from casino customers.

Court revives suit alleging Aeropostale committed fraud with ‘fake’ sales

By: - February 10, 2023

Two Aeropostale shoppers said they were duped into believing they were buying clothes on sale but that the items were never available at the listed original price.

Lawmakers hear pleas to end high school graduation exam requirement

By: - February 10, 2023

New Jersey 11th graders are mandated to pass a standardized test in order to graduate, but some lawmakers want to do away with that requirement.

N.J. law increases food assistance payments as federal aid expires

By: - February 8, 2023

Pandemic-related federal aid that had boosted minimum SNAP monthly benefits to $95 expires this month.

New Jersey casino owners say guns will not be permitted in casinos

By: - February 7, 2023

Atlantic City casino owners said firearms will be banned on their property, despite a judge's ruling lifting the state ban on guns in casinos.

Deportation order for N.J. man reversed after appeals court ruling

By: - February 3, 2023

Judge Theodore McKee's decision tells immigration judges to empathize with the migrants whose lives they hold in their hands and warns lower courts that they had already been cautioned to check their bias.

17 staffing agencies fighting temp worker bill not registered to operate, state says

By: - February 2, 2023

Staffing agencies are fighting a bill that would offer job protections to temporary workers.

Lawmaker wants to create a state ‘learning loss czar’

By: - February 1, 2023

The learning loss czar would be appointed by the governor and act as a liaison between their office and the Department of Education.

Family of man killed by Newark police officer wants federal probe

By: - January 31, 2023

More than two years after Carl Dorsey was killed by a Newark police officer, his family is demanding a federal investigation.

N.J. honors Japanese man who fought internment camps

By: - January 31, 2023

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a resolution marking Jan. 30 as a day of recognition for Fred Korematsu, known for fighting Japanese internment camps in the 1940s. 

Fertility fraud would become a crime under bill passed by Assembly

By: - January 26, 2023

The Assembly had a busy session on Thursday, approving bills ranging from making fertility fraud a crime to establishing Kimchi Day.

Jersey City councilwoman loses driver’s license, pays $5K fine for hit-and-run

By: - January 24, 2023

Jersey City Councilwoman Amy DeGise admitted that she left the scene of an accident in July after striking a cyclist with her SUV.