New Seasons of NJ PBS Favorite Public Affairs Series Launch This Week

Chat Box and  Reporters Roundtable season premieres on broadcast and streaming 

September 14, 2023 – NEWARK, NJ – NJ PBS announced its popular public affairs series Chat Box with David Cruz and Reporters Roundtable with David Cruz will launch new seasons this week. All programs are available to stream after broadcast on 

Chat Box with David Cruz, airing Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on NJ PBS (check local listings) features topical discussion about New Jersey issues, from politics to the arts.  The series kicks off its new season with moderator and NJ Spotlight News Sr. Political Correspondent David Cruz hosting a conversation with NJ Governor Phil Murphy. Can’t wait until the weekend? The weekly program will be available online prior to the broadcast at a new time on the NJ Spotlight News YouTube channel: Thursdays at 6 p.m. Watch this show after broadcast and previous episodes on 

Reporters Roundtable with David Cruz, airs Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on NJ PBS (check local listings). Each week Cruz interviews special guests and a panel of local reporters breaks down top NJ and national headlines. In this season’s opener, Cruz and former Asm. John Wisniewski discuss Bridgegate 10 years later and its potential effect on former Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential bid and more. Guest reporters slated to participate this week are Charlie Stile (The Record), Jessie Gómez (Chalkbeat Newark) and Matt Arco (NJ Advance Media) (subject to change). Like Chat BoxReporters Roundtable will be made available prior to the broadcast on the NJ Spotlight News YouTube channel at a new time, Fridays at 12 p.m., and post on after broadcast. 

All series are produced by the NJ Spotlight News team for NJ PBS. NJ Spotlight News provides multiplatform reporting from across the Garden State on its weeknight newscast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi (see Schedule), plus live news specials, community engagement events and daily newsletters. Discover more at 

Funding for Chat Box with David Cruz provided in part by New Jersey Education Association.  Promotional support provided by InsiderNJ. 

Funding for Reporters Roundtable provided by RWJBarnabas Health.  Promotional support provided by New Jersey Magazine and Politico’s New Jersey Playbook. 

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