Nancy Solomon is a former Spencer Fellow and the managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, which is owned and operated by WNYC, the largest public radio station in the nation. She has produced some 200 features for National Public Radio as well as two hour-long radio documentaries. She won a 2005 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a story that examined the collapse of New Jersey’s state child welfare agency and a 2009 Peabody Award for an examination of the achievement gap in a suburban New Jersey school. Solomon lives in South Orange, N.J. with her teen-age son and their mutt.