About

Robert "Bob" Hennelly is an award-winning, print and broadcast journalist. He has reported on a broad spectrum of major public policy questions, ranging from homeland security to the economy, environmental contamination to corruption.

His first book was published in 2021: “Stuck Nation — Can the United States change course on our history of choosing profits over people?”

Bob has a passion for bringing real news to his audience in a balanced and detailed way. He believes in "old-fashioned" journalism--investigating for himself the facts of a situation, and not assuming that press releases and news service wire-copy provide the whole story. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he has always had a keen interest in the roles of immigration, local politics, business, labor unions, real estate ownership and environmental protection in the evolution of the United States.

Bob was on-air as a senior reporter for WNYC-New York Public Radio for more than 12 years. Before WNYC, he was national affairs correspondent for Pacifica Network News. He continues to be an on-air investigative reporter with WBGO-Newark Public Radio. His current investigative work, focusing on the New York civil service, is published in The Chief-Leader, a weekly newspaper covering government and the civil service in New York since 1897. 

He also continues to be a regular contributor to Salon, InsiderNJ, and WBGO-Newark Public Radio.

Previously, he has covered the global economy for CBS MoneyWatch, and he was on staff at The Village Voice before his public radio career. He has been a freelance reporter for CBS's "60 Minutes" and for the New York Times. His writing has also been published by The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The Christian Science Monitor, The Bergen Record, and The Guardian.

Bob lives at the New Jersey Shore with his wife, Debbie, and their two rescue dogs.

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