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Todd B. Bates
Works at Rutgers University
Attended Connecticut College
Lives in North Brunswick, NJ
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Lead abatement program has languished for years, while money has been consistently tapped for general budget
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From the Great Blizzard of 1888 to hurricane Katrina to the deadliest tornado in US history, discover 5 of our worst storms and lessons learned from them.
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Childhood lead poisoning is entirely preventable, but longstanding scourge lingers in the Garden State
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All too frequently, clicking on one of the state’s lead-safety sites triggers a helpful message like ‘This page does not exist’
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State statute says one- and two-family rentals need to be inspected for lead-paint hazards, but the law has never been enforced
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Today is my last day at the Asbury Park Press - my home away from home for 30 years - and the memories are myriad.
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Occupation
Science Communicator at Rutgers University
Skills
Research and writing about environmental, climate, weather, energy, engineering, health, technology and scientific issues.
Employment
  • Rutgers University
    Science Communicator, 2016 - present
    I work in the Office of University News and Media Relations. My formal title is senior public relations specialist/science communications, and I focus on writing about scientific research and promoting the great work done at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Please call me at 848-932-0550 if you have questions or seek information on Rutgers research.
  • Freelance Journalist
    Environmental, health and science writer, 2015 - 2016
    I was a freelance writer and investigative reporter.
  • Asbury Park Press
    Staff Writer, 1985 - 2015
    I covered Red Bank, New Jersey, and several other towns and boards, then became the environmental writer in 1985. I joined the Projects/Investigations Team in 2008 and covered the environment and severe weather beginning in 2014.
  • The Home News
    Reporter, 1980 - 1985
    I covered East Brunswick, New Jersey, and then became the medical/general assignment reporter.
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Currently
North Brunswick, NJ
Previously
Franklin, NJ - Highland Park, NJ - Evanston, IL - Washington, DC - Bend, OR - New London, CT - Andover, MA - Brighton, NY
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848-932-0550
Email
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North Brunswick, NJ
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Tagline
Science Communicator at Rutgers University, former Asbury Park Press environmental and investigative reporter, @ByToddBBates
Introduction
Hockey player since 1965, journalist/writer since 1980, husband since 1984 and father since 1990.
Bragging rights
2010 finalist, Pulitzer Prize in Public Service; 2011 Knight Award for Public Service, an Online Journalism Award; 2002 Award for Environmental Excellence in New Jersey from the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute; 1988 Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 1987 daily "Journalist of the Year" award from the New Jersey Press Association.
Education
  • Connecticut College
    English, 1974 - 1978
    Awarded a bachelor of arts degree, majored in English.
  • Northwestern University
    Journalism, 1979 - 1980
    Awarded a master of science in journalism degree.
  • New Jersey Graduate Program in Public Health
    Public Health, 1986 - 1989
    Took courses in the principles of environmental health, environmental risk assessment, principles of public health, risk communication, health education and behavioral science, and health care organization and administration.
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
    Science Writing, 1999 - 1999
    I enjoyed a weeklong Science Writing Fellowship.
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Male