Brit Harley

Brit Harley

A new collaborative study has revealed what Newark residents feel they need the most.  

WBGO Community Engagement Reporter Brit Harley chats with Vanessa Maria Graber of the Free Press about the results of the study that shows some of the top priorities are getting timely and useful information about food and education, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Graber is the newest member of Free Press and is now focusing much of her work on Newark.

Center for Cooperative Media

WBGO Community Engagement Reporter Brit Harley will be a facilitator for today's virtual conference titled Assessing Newark's Information Needs and Filling the Gap, presented by the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.

Newark media colleagues and key community leaders are gathering to learn about information needs and how they can collaboratively meet them better.  

Brit Harley / Newark Public Radio/WBGO

Newark native, Khajuaan Walker, is the visionary behind Coal Crown Creative; a lifestyle brand committed to exploring what it means to be Black and a self-advocate through programming and self-expression. Be heard, be loved, and be accomplished are the three pillars that all CCC programs and initiatives are grounded in. Coal Crown Creative released “Classically Beautiful”, two filmed discussions that featured Black women and their relationship to internal and external beauty.

WBGO Community Engagement Reporter Brit Harley is now in her second year at the radio station.  After a successful first year through a Dodge Foundation grant-funded News Voices Fellow, Harley has big plans for year two at WBGO.

Harley's role was created in partnership with the Free Press to bring WBGO News and the Newark community closer together.  She joined WBGO News Director Doug Doyle to talk about her upcoming plans.

News Voices

WBGO News is hosting a DIGITAL CONVERSATION ABOUT NEWARK on April 21 (Tuesday) at 3pm and you are invited to join in.  

The event is part of the News Voices-Free Press partnership that began a year ago in the WBGO News Deparment, made possible by a grant from the Dodge Foundation.  

Newark is Mentor City

Jan 31, 2020

Last August, Thomas Owens became the Executive Director of Mentor Newark, formerly known as Newark Mentoring Movement. Owens was integral to the development of Eagle Academy School for Young Men in Newark, New Jersey. He was responsible all corporate and community partnerships. Some of these partnerships included New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Mentoring USA, Prudential, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and St. Peter’s Youth Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


The WBGO News department won three New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) awards at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem.  It was a big night for WBGO's Alexandra Hill, who won two first-place awards for news and feature coverage of Newark schools and a youth summit.