Essex County News

Gayle King to Speak at Bloomfield College March 29

40153b553d7e1a627b7b_Gayle_King.jpg
473159a35ed93843f452_Gayle_King_2.jpeg
40153b553d7e1a627b7b_Gayle_King.jpg

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - 'CBS This Morning' host and 'O The Oprah Magazine' Editor-at-Large Gayle King will speak at Bloomfield College on Wednesday March 29 at 3 p.m.  in the Van Fossan Theatre on campus. King will address students, faculty, staff, and notable members of the Bloomfield College community and then take questions from the students. 

“Having Gayle King, a successful, award-winning, African American woman, on our campus is truly an honor. We cannot wait to welcome her to campus and hear what she has to say to our students,” said Jackie Bartley, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Bloomfield College. “This amazing opportunity for our students would not have been possible without the help of our dedicated Board of Trustee member, Jim Axelrod, a CBS colleague of Ms. King. The campus has been buzzing with excitement ever since we announced this event.”

King, a close friend of Oprah Winfrey, has handled a number of high-profile assignments, including reporting from Newtown, Connecticut in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. She was honored with an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News' division-wide coverage of the Newtown tragedy. King contributed to CBS News' Election Night coverage in 2014 and co-anchored CBS News' special coverage of several breaking news stories, including the Paris terrorist attacks, the San Bernardino shootings, and the Supreme Court's landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

Sign Up for E-News

King has received numerous awards for her extensive work as a journalist. In addition to three Emmys, she was honored with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show, the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information, and the New York Women in Communications' Matrix Award recipient.

The King event was originally scheduled for March 22 and was moved to March 29. 

Seating is first come, first serve, and limited. For those interested in attending, the College asks that you kindly fill out this form or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 973-748-9000 x 1293.

On May 19, US Senator Cory Booker will Speak at Bloomfield College's 144th Commencement. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case

February 23, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Police Department made an arrest in the case of an Instagram video post which led to the closing of Nutley schools on Friday, as the video was considering threatening. An 18-year-old resident was charged with Third Degree False Public Alarm.

Jospeh Rafanello, a senior at Nutley High School, was arrested and taken to Essex County Jail.   The ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

February 23, 2018

February 12, 2018 – February 18, 2018

On February 14, 2018 at 12:51 a.m., Ptl. Joseph Ligas stopped a vehicle for failing to keep right. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male operator from Lincoln Park for possession of marijuana. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

On February 14, 2014 at 9:00 p.m., Ptl. Anthony ...

Verona Superintendent Responds to Safety Concerns After Florida School Shooting

February 16, 2018

It saddens me to write to you in the days following the senseless act that occurred in Parkland, Florida. A tragedy that takes innocent lives from their loving families in a place that is suppose to be a safe haven can have an emotional effect on so many people, and it is natural for children and their parents to be concerned for their own safety.

The Verona Public Schools are the foundation ...

Update - Noon - Bayonne High School Placed on Lockdown Following False Snapchat Threat

February 23, 2018

Update 12 p.m. - In a letter addressed to Bayonne High School parents and guardians, Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Wanko said the school received a threat through social media at approximately 8:24 a.m. 

Wanko said the school district immediately contacted the Bayonne Police Department and locked down Bayonne High School. 

"Students at Bayonne High School ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_7a7ff4c3ef1c80a4167b_cornholelogo

Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Fred Hill Sports Academy, Verona

1st Annual Verona Charity Cornhole Tournament

Giving Back Sports

Mon, February 26, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

Tue, February 27, 7:00 PM

Clifton Library, Allwood Branch, Clifton

Bariatric Seminar-Weight Loss That Works

Health & Wellness

Meet Cedar Grove High School's Sport Management Class

February 23, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ- The Cedar Grove Sport Management Class challenges themselves to produce the 2nd Annual Syracuse Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament held on March 22 at 7pm.

This class is run by Syracuse University Project Advance, where the students are able to earn three college credits. The class applies general  business concepts to the sport industry.

To start the year ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...