Longtime NJN reporter Zach Fink is leaving the station effective April 1.
Fink has been hired by WWOR My9 News and will be based in North Jersey. He will continue to report on the Garden State.
Fink has been with NJN for 13 years, the past three as a State House correspondent. In 2010, Fink reported the first stories to surface about questionable management at the Delaware River Port Authority.
“I am extremely grateful for the 13 years I have been privileged to spend at New Jersey Network,” he said. “Particularly these last two years on the Statehouse beat. The policy debates, the colorful characters and of course “the palace intrigue” has been nothing short of fascinating to cover each and every day. I consider the larger political community ( in other words, most of the people who read this site ) to be like an extended family.”
Fink is the latest reporter to leave the network, which is operating on borrowed time as the state debates its future. Last year, Gov. Chris Christie cut off state funding to the station, but a series of stopgaps have kept the station operating while the administration explores an alternative private funding source. The latest temporary funding measure is set to expire June 30.
The staffs of PolitickerNJ and State Street Wire would like to wish Zach the best of luck in the future. He is a big loss to the Statehouse press corps. and he’ll be missed.