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Ms. Kent Manahan

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Chairman

New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • honorary doctorate of law degrees
    Kean College
  • honorary doctorate of law degrees
    Richard Stockton College
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Web References
NJ Motion Picture & TV Commission
www.njfilm.org, 12 Feb 2013 [cached]
Kent Manahan, Chairman, New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority
Selinger replaces acting executive ...
www.njn.net, 2 July 2009 [cached]
Selinger replaces acting executive director and former NJN News senior anchor Kent Manahan, who retired June 30 and now serves on the NJPBA board.
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I know how hard she and Kent Manahan have worked over the last seven months in their roles and know she will continue to have the best interests of the staff and New Jerseyans in mind," remarked Dr. Steven C. Fiske, FACP, acting chair, NJPBA.
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It has been a pleasure working closely with Kent Manahan over the last seven months as acting chief operating officer, and it is an honor and a pleasure to manage the Network and the Foundation until a permanent acting executive director is identified.
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Foundation Trustees have been involved in the selection process to replace Kent Manahan, and we look forward to working with the PBA Commissioners to welcome the next acting executive director and acting Foundation president".
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Since December 2008, Kent Manahan has served as acting executive director and acting Foundation president. As of this summer, Manahan will continue to stay involved with NJN as a member of the NJPBA. Manahan was NJN News senior anchor and has been with NJN for more than three decades reporting on issues and events concerning homeland security, politics, education, domestic violence and the elderly. She is a five-time Emmy-winning journalist as well as a recipient of the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Woman of Achievement Award.
Kent Manahan: Anchoring A ...
www.njn.net, 19 Dec 2008 [cached]
Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio
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Kent Manahan
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Kent Manahan is known to residents, business and legislative leaders throughout the state as the senior anchor for NJN News. She is a familiar face to many New Jersey households. Each weekday evening, Manahan has led the Emmy Award-winning newscast, providing in-depth coverage of New Jersey. She first began working at NJN in 1976. After more than three decades of service, Manahan has stepped down from her anchor chair.
To honor her distinguished News career, NJN will broadcast a one-hour retrospective special entitled Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy. NJN News Senior Political Correspondent Michael Aron will interview Manahan about her life and work.
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"Kent Manahan has been the voice and face of NJN News for most of the station's life," Aron said.
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Manahan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and winner of the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award. Her broad-based knowledge of what matters most to New Jersey residents developed while reporting on a variety of issues of statewide importance, including homeland security, education, homelessness, domestic violence and the elderly. She has covered national political conventions as well as U.S. Senate and gubernatorial elections. In this hour-long special, Manahan reveals what it was like to cover such a wide variety of important issues including the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath.
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Kent Manahan Manahan's talents as a skilled interviewer is on full display in Anchoring A Legacy. She has spoken in depth to many famous personages on the world stage including U.S. President George H. Bush (#41), Ireland's first woman President Mary Robinson, and Steve Forbes, the magazine mogul during his run for the U.S. Presidency. She also has gone one-on-one with the notorious mobster Angelo Bruno. Excerpts from the On the Record series will highlight her in-depth conversations with several New Jersey Governors. Viewers will also get to see Manahan on location with celebrities featured in New Jersey Personalities.
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As a dedicated wife, mother of six children and an active volunteer, Manahan has won the admiration of working women everywhere for her commitment to both family and career.
Manahan's onscreen presence at NJN will be greatly missed by her dedicated viewers, colleagues and those she has interviewed.
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"It's been a long run, with thousands of broadcasts, hundreds and hundreds of interviews, breaking news, special reports, and personal stories," Manahan said. "Anchoring and reporting the news for our viewers though are not a solo act," she added. "It takes a talented team of professionals to get on the air every night. NJN News is committed to excellence in broadcasting. I am proud to be part of the NJN team."
Funding for Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy is made possible through the generous support of Greenberg Traurig, and by The Walsh Family, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and The Halpern Family Foundation.
KENT MANAHAN: ANCHORING A ...
www.njn.net, 15 Dec 2008 [cached]
KENT MANAHAN: ANCHORING A LEGACY
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STATEWIDE - NJN News senior political correspondent Michael Aron interviews former senior anchor Kent Manahan about her life and work in this one-hour retrospective special entitled Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy that highlights excerpts from the many programs she has hosted including the magazine series New Jersey Personalities. The program features Manahan's personal life growing up in New Jersey and raising a family of six children.
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Manahan has been covering New Jersey for more than three decades as news anchor of the Emmy-Award winning NJN Newsand reporting on issues and events that affect residents of New Jersey. After more than three decades of service, Manahan stepped down from her anchor chair and, on December 4, 2008, was appointed as the acting executive director of NJN. Manahan replaced former executive director Elizabeth G. Christopherson and will serve as interim acting executive director until a permanent successor is named.
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Manahan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and winner of the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award. Her broad-based knowledge of what matters most to New Jersey residents developed while reporting on a variety of issues of statewide importance, including homeland security, education, homelessness, domestic violence and the elderly. She has covered national political conventions as well as US Senate and gubernatorial elections. In this program, Manahan reveals the emotions behind the stories including covering the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the aftermath.
Funding for Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy is made possible through the generous support of Greenberg Traurig, and by The Walsh Family, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and The Halpern Family Foundation.
NJPBA Board Vote Scheduled On Appointment ...
www.njn.net, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
NJPBA Board Vote Scheduled On Appointment Of Kent Manahan As NJN Acting Executive Director NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio
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KENT MANAHAN AS NJN ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
STATEWIDE , The New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority (NJPBA) Board of Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting for December 4, 2008 to consider the appointment of Kent Manahan as Acting Executive Director of New Jersey Network (NJN).
Manahan, Senior News Anchor for NJN News, would replace former Executive Director Elizabeth G. Christopherson and would serve as interim Acting Executive Director until a permanent successor is named.
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"After working for more than 30 years as the anchor and a reporter on NJN News, Kent Manahan has become the face and voice of New Jersey Network," said Acting NJPBA Chair Patricia A. Costante.
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"Kent exemplifies the professionalism and dedication of all of NJN's employees," Costante said.
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Kent is the ideal person to lead the network," Costante concluded.
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State House Correspondent Jim Hooker, who was scheduled to succeed Manahan as anchor of NJN News effective January 2009, will assume her responsibilities this week.
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Manahan, who announced in July that she had filed for the state's early retirement incentive, would extend her retirement date to provide for an orderly transition.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON KENT MANAHAN
Kent Manahan, News Anchor of New Jersey Network's Emmy-Award winning NJN NEWS, has been covering New Jersey for more than two decades, reporting on issues and events that affect residents of our state. Every weekday evening, she provides in-depth coverage of New Jersey as part of NJN News, the only broadcast news program that covers the entire state. The five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist reports on issues of statewide importance, including homeland security, education, politics, domestic violence and the elderly. Her nationally broadcast documentary entitled Battered Wives, Shattered Lives told a compelling story of the damage caused by domestic abuse. Counselors fielded thousands of calls during a live national call-in that followed the program, which received an award from the International Film and TV Festival of New York. After working on this special, Manahan became actively involved with the New Jersey Battered Women's Shelter.
Manahan's commitment to her viewers extends beyond the newsroom. She is a dedicated wife and mother of six, but Manahan has still found the time to serve on the Board of Regents of Seton Hall University, the Board of the Tri-county Scholarship Fund and the Educational Opportunity Fund for Disadvantaged Youngsters. She was named spokesperson for the Literacy Volunteers of America in New Jersey. Her many activities underscore her commitment to education, and Manahan can often be found speaking to statewide community organizations and groups of students, encouraging scholastic and vocational endeavors.
Manahan has received many awards during her NJN broadcast career, including five Emmys and the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Woman of Achievement Award. She also received the prestigious Caldwell College Presidential Award for her achievements in broadcast journalism as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Kean University in 1993 and Richard Stockton College in 1988.
Her other citations include the Virginia Apgar Arts and Literature Award; the first Broadcaster of the Year Award from Montclair State College's DuMont Television Center; New Jersey Communicator of the Year and the Melitta Bentz Award for Women's Achievement. Her reports have also won the New York Deadline Club Award and the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award. Manahan also appears in Denzel Washington's movie Fallen playing the part of what else - a TV news anchor.
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