President, Greener New Jersey Productions, Inc.
JoAnne Ruscio is the founder and president of Greener New Jersey Productions. She was the co-executive producer of NJ Fresh!, a five-part series on farmers markets and farmers funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation that aired on NJN Public Television in the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011, and which recently aired on NJTV.
JoAnne was marketing director of NJN Public Television & Radio, promoting a wide range of New Jersey and PBS programs, providing fundraising support and coordinating events and media, for more than ten years. She previously served as assistant director in the NJ Department of State working with history and cultural organizations.
Previously, JoAnne handled communications for the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry and the NJ Natural Lands Trust including annual spring and fall camping trips with the media for over a decade.
JoAnne loves the outdoors and, through her work experience and her fondness for hiking, is extremely familiar with the parks and historic sites in New Jersey. Come spring, she enjoys perusing the stalls at farmers markets, talking with farmers and customers alike, and turning Jersey fresh produce into simple but delicious meals at impromptu gatherings at her home in Hunterdon County.
Host, Fresh! & Open Spaces & Historic Places
Megan Gunning is a full-time host and on-camera spokesperson who has worked at TruTV, E!, TLC, Speed Channel, QVC and TVLand, among others.
As the host of NJ Fresh!, which was broadcast on NJN and most recently on NJTV, Megan visited various farms and farmers markets throughout the Garden State and assisted local chefs to create New Jersey grown farm-fresh meals.
This role was a perfect fit for Megan as she is an advocate of sustainable agriculture and the farm-to-table movement. As a certified artisan cheesemaker, she has hosted special events and fundraisers featuring artisan cheese makers.
Megan is a graduate of the University of Vermont’s Institute of Artisan Cheese and has studied Cultured Dairy Products through Cornell University’s Dairy Program. She currently works at DoubleBrook Farm, a sustainable agriculture center in Hopewell, New Jersey. Megan is a member of the American Cheese Society, Slow Food and WWOOF Program. In her spare time, she works closely with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey as their producer and host of media and video content.
Bob Szuter, writer-producer and editor, worked in short video and documentary programming at NJN for over twenty years.
He has written, produced and edited programs on New Jersey’s history and environment with shows airing nationally on PBS, including Morristown: Where America Survived. His last documentary for NJN, The Power of the Governor, won the 2012 New York Regional Emmy for Best Politics Program.
Bob is an independent writer-producer and editor on broadcast and online media. He produced and edited GNJP’s Open Spaces & Historic Places in Morris County and The Duke Dialogues in 2014 and Real World Science in Your Backyard in 2013.
Joe Conlon is the owner/operator of Conlon Video Works and is Director of Photography for Colameco’s Food Show, State of the Arts and Due Process, and provides high quality camera, lighting, sound and engineering services for a wide range of broadcast and corporate clients including GNJP.
He handles documentary, news, sports and magazine format single camera shoots. Joe has received 14 Emmy nominations and 5 Emmys in just under 3 years.
Joe was videographer for GNJP’s Open Spaces & Historic Places in Morris County and coordinated the production of Framing Climate Change – part of the Duke Dialogues.