FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Board of Education welcomed Liz Wellinghorst to the district as a community relations liaison – a new position the district developed during its recent middle school expansion referendum to get the word out about the “great things” happening in the Fair Lawn district to the media.

According to the resolution the board passed on June 25, Wellinghorst will be paid an annual salary of $73,000.

Superintendent Nick Norcia said trustees were most impressed by her multifaceted background as a broadcast journalist, working in public relations and an adjunct journalism professor at a local university. 

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Currently, Wellinghorst, who holds a masters of science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University, is the public relations consultant at Principal W Communications and an adjunct journalism professor at William Paterson University.  

Before that, she worked locally as an educational and training broadcast anchor at Volvo Car USA in Rockleigh and worked in Corporate Communications and Event Planning for then-Mercedes-Benz USA in Montvale in the late 1990s into 2003.

In the 1990s, Wellinghorst worked for the TV Station WLFL in North Carolina as a general assignment reporter for Fox 22’s Ten O’ Clock News. In the mid-2000s, she was a board member on the Childrens Therapy Center in Fair Lawn.