Kent Manahan

Kent Manahan

Chairman at New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority

New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority

General Information


Contributor - WNJN | WNJS | WNJT | WNJB

Emmy Award-winning Journalist - Scripps-Howard National Journalism Award

President - NJN Foundation

Executive Director - NJN Foundation

Reporter - NJN Foundation

Spokesperson - Literacy Volunteers

Commissioner - New Jersey Motion Picture & TV Commission


honorary doctorate of law degreesKean College

honorary doctorate of law degreesRichard Stockton College


Member - New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority

Member, Board of Regents - Seton Hall University

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NJ Motion Picture & TV Commission

Kent Manahan, Chairman, New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority

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Selinger replaces acting executive director and former NJN News senior anchor Kent Manahan, who retired June 30 and now serves on the NJPBA board.
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. 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. 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". 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.

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Kent Manahan: Anchoring A Legacy
NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio Kent Manahan 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. "Kent Manahan 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. 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. 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. 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. "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.

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