Sophie Nieto-Muñoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz

Sophie Nieto-Muñoz, a New Jersey native and former Trenton statehouse reporter for, shined a spotlight on the state’s crumbling unemployment system and won several awards for investigative reporting from the New Jersey Press Association. She was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her report on PetSmart's grooming practices, which was also recognized by the New York Press Club. Sophie speaks Spanish and is proud to connect to the Latinx community through her reporting.

Marie Holmes waits to purchase legal recreational marijuana

‘It’s cannabis Christmas!’ N.J. celebrates the first day of legal recreational marijuana

By: and - April 21, 2022

At 13 medical dispensaries authorized to sell recreational cannabis on the first day New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market opened, sales started as early at 6 a.m. in some locations, and lines continued to wrap around storefronts past noon.