is pleased to announce the hiring of veteran journalist Christy Kass as Assistant Editor of the all-online hyperlocal daily newspaper. 

“We are excited to welcome Christy to her new role at,” said CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro. “I know her journalism experience and writing skills will help us tremendously in our focus on continually elevating TAP to maintain the quality our readers have come to expect.”

Christy is a long-time newspaper reporter and editor who has been freelancing for for two years. A native of Kansas, Christy started her career as a general assignment reporter at the McPherson Daily Sentinel, where she covered the county government beat and wrote her award-winning column, “Out of My Mind.”

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She moved to New Jersey in 1994 and has been a reporter for the Somerset Messenger-Gazette, the editor of the Echoes-Sentinel in Stirling, and the editor of the Phillipsburg Free Press.

Although she is comfortable in all aspects of journalism, Christy is best-known for her feature writing, and the interview skills that help her get close to her subjects and find what she calls “the real story.”

Christy has won awards for her writing from the Kansas Press Association, the New Jersey Press Association, Kansas Business and Professional Woman, and Writer’s Digest magazine.  She is a 2009 graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, where she received a BA in Communications.  She lives in Millburn with her husband, glass artist Guy Kass. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and currently covers hyperlocal news in fourteen New Jersey towns.