10.08.2009Personal Tech

Journalists from The Record and Herald News to Start Providing Editorial Content to Verizon's FiOS1 New Jersey

Verizon's FiOS1 New Jersey, the local content channel that's not found on cable TV, is getting new sources of news, commentary and more. Journalists from The Record, the Herald News and other North Jersey Media Group publications will make regular appearances on FiOS1 New Jersey, Verizon and North Jersey Media Group announced Thursday (Oct. 8). 

Starting Sunday (Oct. 11), reporters, columnists, editors and others from The Record and other associated publications will begin providing news, features and commentary for FiOS1, found on Channel 1 on the Verizon FiOS network.  The journalists will add insight and expertise while delivering relevant news to viewers in North Jersey. A mini-studio, which is being set up in The Record's newsroom, will enable The Record's editorial staff to provide up-to-the-minute reports and commentary.  The studio will also provide a unique window into the newsroom, enabling viewers to watch journalists at work.

"The marriage of television and our news operation will provide yet  another way North Jerseyans can get  the latest information and have their favorite writers  explain it to them in a way they haven't experienced before," said Frank Scandale, editor of The Record. "It's a natural extension of what we do every day, and will complement our print and online offerings."

Michelle Webb, general manager and chief programming officer, Verizon FiOS1, said, "We're looking forward to having journalists from The Record, and other reporters from its organization, play an integral role in our FiOS1 programming.  This partnership will bring viewers another team of experienced reporters and photographers who aim to give New Jerseyans cutting-edge news, events and commentary as it unfolds in the state.  This collaboration benefits our viewership immeasurably."

Verizon has FiOS1 channels for New Jersey, Long Island and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area.  The channels bring to viewers with Verizon FiOS hyper-local content that includes news, regular traffic and weather reports.  The channels also offer a vast array of high school and collegiate sports and bring viewers programming tied directly to the communities where it is offered. 

About The Record and North Jersey Media Group
The Record is the premier, award-winning daily newspaper for northern New Jersey and the center of the extensive local news-gathering operations of North Jersey Media Group. The company also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines, including the popular (201), Bergen County's first and only monthly magazine, and The Parent Paper.  All of the publications contribute breaking news, features, columns and local information to a comprehensive Web site essential to area residents at www.northjersey.com.