Sophie Nieto-Muñoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz, a New Jersey native and former Trenton statehouse reporter for, shined a spotlight on the state’s crumbling unemployment system and won several awards for investigative reporting from the New Jersey Press Association. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her report on PetSmart's grooming practices, which was also recognized by the New York Press Club. Sophie speaks Spanish and is proud to connect to the Latinx community through her reporting.

Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption, bribery charges

By: - September 27, 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty to three bribery and corruption charges in a New York federal courthouse Wednesday morning, days after an unsealed indictment alleged the senator received cash, gold bars, and a luxury car in exchange for his political influence. Menendez, a Democrat, was released on a $100,000 bond and was forced to surrender his […]

A defiant Sen. Menendez says he will not resign from U.S. Senate

By: - September 25, 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez appeared in Union City Monday to deny federal bribery charges that were unsealed in an indictment Friday and to reiterate that he does not intend to step down from the U.S. Senate, despite pressure from top Democratic leaders. Menendez, a Democrat whose political career launched in this Hudson County city nearly 50 years ago, […]

Attempt to bar Donald Trump from 2024 ballot lands in New Jersey

By: - September 15, 2023

The push to bar former President Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot has come to New Jersey, with a Mahwah man arguing the former president is constitutionally prohibited from running for office because of his role in the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The man’s complaint is one of several filed nationwide arguing […]