Hulac to cover New Jersey’s political scene from Washington, D.C. for NJ Spotlight News, the newsroom of NJ PBS; his position funded by the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium 

January 3, 2024 – Newark, NJ – NJ PBS announced that its newsroom, NJ Spotlight News, has expanded its political coverage with a new Washington, D.C. correspondent, Ben Hulac. 

Starting this week, Hulac will cover New Jersey’s congressional delegation and federal decisions that affect the state, reporting directly to John McAlpin, Managing Editor of NJ Spotlight News. His newly created position is funded via a grant from the New Jersey Civic Information Consortium.  

“We are excited to have Ben Hulac join our team and expand our political coverage going into a much-anticipated year in politics, both locally and nationally,” said McAlpin. “His reporting will enable us to provide unique, boots-on-the-ground D.C.-perspective on the issues and policies affecting New Jersey and beyond.”  

Before joining NJ Spotlight News, Hulac wrote for CQ Roll Call and Climatewire, a daily publication dedicated to explaining human-fueled climate change. Over the last decade, he has covered environmental, energy and transportation policies and programs from Washington, D.C., covering courts, Congress, federal agencies and people who occupy positions of power. 

The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium is a publicly funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides grant funding to benefit the state’s civic life and meet the evolving information needs of New Jersey’s communities.  

NJ Spotlight News is an award-winning multiplatform news organization that provides reporting from across all 21 counties in New Jersey and beyond through a weeknight newscast,NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi, a robust digital platform, social media, daily newsletters and community engagement events. Learn more atNJSpotlightNews.org. 

Major funding for NJ Spotlight News and theNJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzinewscast is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, The New Jersey Civic Information Consortium, PSEG Foundation, the Fund for New Jersey, The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, The Schumann Fund for New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health, NJM Insurance Group, New Jersey Education Association, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ, New Jersey Realtors and Wyncote Foundation. 

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