Bob Hennelly

WNYC's Bob Hennelly is an award-winning investigative journalist. While at WNYC he has reported on a wide gamut of major public policy questions ranging from immigration and homeland security to power outages and utility mergers.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, he has always had a keen interest in the role of immigration in the evolution of the United States historically. Before coming to WNYC he was national affairs correspondent for Pacifica Network News. His written work has appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Chrisitian Science Monitor, the Miami Herald, the Detroit Free Press, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers. He has acted as a consultant/reporter for “60 Minutes” and been featured on C-Span's “America and the Courts” as well as on C-Span's “Washington Roundtable.” He went to Ramapo College in New Jersey and also worked there as an adjunct teaching environmental journalism, a course he originated. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three daughters.

Bob Hennelly appears in the following:

Hevesi Snagged in Pay-to-Play Scheme

Friday, October 08, 2010

In exchange for almost $1 million in campaign cash and other gifts, former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi admitted Thursday that he handed access to $250 million in state retiree funds to a California-based private equity firm.

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Obama Visits NJ to Promote Small Biz Agenda

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The president stopping in Edison, New Jersey to promote his small business agenda.


NJ Gov. Christie Could Back Hundreds of Millions in Bonds for Moribund Xanadu

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to the new Giants-Jets stadium's 50-yard line to lay out the most dramatic public policy shift for the state's gambling industry and Sports Authority since both were created more than 30 years ago. After the state lost the intitial rounds of roulette on the Xanadu mega-mall here, Christie says he may have no choice but to throw more chips on the table.


Paterson Weighs Bill to Limit Stop and Frisk Database

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

All of the Democratic contenders for Attorney General support the bill.


Budget Deal Reached; Now the Waiting for Albany and D.C.

Friday, June 25, 2010

There will be layoffs, but not as many as originally planned.


An Analysis of the Empire State's Towering Debt

Friday, June 18, 2010

This week Gov. Paterson imposed a June 28 deadline on the legislature to come up with a budget deal.


Most NJ House Incumbents Face Test Tuesday

Monday, June 07, 2010


This Tuesday, most of New Jersey's members of Congress face a primary challenge from within their own party. Close to 50 candidates are vying for the Garden State's 13 House seats.


Poll Finds NJ Voters Disengaged

Monday, June 07, 2010

New Jersey voters head to the polls on Tuesday to determine who gets to run for 13 of the state's House seats in November.


GOP Delegates Select Lazio for Governor

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Delegates at the New York State Republican Convention rebuffed Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy in his bid to get on the September Republican primary ballot to challenge former Congressman Rick Lazio.


Former NYC Charter Commission Chairs Meet

Monday, May 17, 2010

Former chairs of the New York City Charter Revision Commissions are meeting tonight. They'll offer their insights to the current Charter Revision panel about how best to reform City government.


NYPD Releases Bomb Surveillance Tape

Monday, May 03, 2010

Police have spoken to the registered owner of the vehicle used as a homemade car bomb in the heart of Times Square, and say they have ruled him out as a suspect in the case.


Five Dems Eye Cuomo's Job

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While Democrats statewide wait for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to announce whether he plans to run for governor, five Democrats are already hard at work trying to win his current job.


Christie Takes Aim at School Boards

Monday, April 19, 2010

Local school board elections take place in New Jersey tomorrow and this year the governor is paying very close attention.


NJ School Boards Back Christie's Cuts

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Jersey school boards are backing a call from Governor Christie that teachers forgo pay raises.

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Greenfield Elected to Felder's Seat in Brooklyn

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Voters in Brooklyn have elected David Greenfield, an attorney and former staffer on Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign, to the City Council.


Bloomberg Warns of Deep Cuts and Layoffs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Possible $1.3 billion cut in state aid could lead to 19,000 layoffs.


Christie Addresses Budget Crisis, To Protests

Monday, March 15, 2010

Across-the-board 10 percent spending cut from a governor who's been in office less than two months.


Budget Watchdog Warns on Construction Costs

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An independent commission is raising a warning flag about the cost of the city's capital construction campaign.


Feds Probe Charity Run by Queens Senator

Monday, February 15, 2010

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed the New York State Senate for documents relating to community groups that received state money at the request of Senate President Malcolm Smith.


Pension Reform Could Hit NJ's Public Workers

Monday, February 08, 2010

Republican and Democratic lawmakers in New Jersey are set to propose several public employee pension reforms they say will save the state billions of dollars.