Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy
NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio
is known to residents, business and legislative leaders throughout the state as the senior anchor for NJN News
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
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.
has been the voice and face of NJN
News for most of the station's life," Aron said.
Manahan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and winner of the Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award.
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.
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.
Manahan's talents as a skilled interviewer is on full display in Anchoring A Legacy.
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.
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
Viewers will also get to see Manahan
on location with celebrities featured in New Jersey Personalities.
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
"It's been a long run, with thousands of broadcasts, hundreds and hundreds of interviews, breaking news, special reports, and personal stories," Manahan
"Anchoring and reporting the news for our viewers though are not a solo act," she
"It takes a talented team of professionals to get on the air every night.
News is committed to excellence in broadcasting.
I am proud to be part of the NJN
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