About Us

DAVID WILDSTEIN, Editor

David on the floor of the New Jersey State Assembly with Minority Leader Tom Kean, 1974

David Wildstein founded the first political news site devoted to New Jersey politics eighteen years ago.  As Wally Edge, PoliticsNJ.com, later PolitickerNJ, became “mandatory daily reading for the political class in New Jersey.”  He built political news operations in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and New York. After PoliticsNJ was sold to the New York Observer, David became the executive vice president of the Observer Media Group, which launched political news sites in seventeen states with more than fifty reporters.

David spent twenty years in the private sector at his family’s textile manufacturing company.  He served as a mayor and councilman in Livingston, ran local, statewide and national political campaigns, and worked for a congressman and several legislators. His first real job was in 1974 when he earned $100-a-year as a 12-year-old aide to a State Senator.

From 2010 to 2013, he held a top position at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – a post that attracted a little bit of attention in New Jersey and national political circles after he admitted his role in the political scandal known as Bridgegate.

Follow David on Twitter at: @wildstein or e-mail him at david@njglobe.com


JOEY FOX, Reporter

Joey Fox is a staff reporter at the New Jersey Globe. He’s a graduate of Williams College, where he was managing editor of the Williams Record, and previously worked as a reporting intern at Gotham Gazette. While at the Record, Fox won the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Best Feature Writing (Northeast), and was a finalist for the national award. His hobby – which now bears a striking resemblance to his real job – is making Wikipedia pages for elected officials and state legislative districts.

Follow Joey on Twitter: @pocryphal or email him at joey@njglobe.com


 

KEVIN SANDERS, General Manager

Kevin Sanders was the general manager and head of sales at Observer New Jersey before creating and co-founding Sea of Reeds Media. Prior to that, Sanders owned and managed several small businesses. He has helped grow Sea of Reeds Media from a single property to six different media sites with authority in areas about which people feel real check-in-several-times-a-day passion, including politics and culture. A trained and accomplished photographer with a deep background in Hollywood filmmaking, Sanders has also been instrumental in launching Sea of Reeds Films, which is currently in production on the company’s third offering. If you’ve got something to say to one of Sea of Reeds’ smart, engaged audiences, Sanders will work with you to create a budget and campaign that will deliver your message.

He can be reached at kevin@njglobe.com