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Marie DeNoia Aronsohn

Marie DeNoia Aronsohn is a successful writer, producer and news reporter. She has achieved success in her field through all media: writing, TV, radio and even the Internet. She has always been an extremely intelligent, creative and hard- working professional. Marie excelled not only in high school in Toms River, but in her undergraduate studies as well.

Marie is married to Paul Aronsohn and lives with Paul and her two beautiful children, Anna and Luke, in Ridgewood. Marie loves her family above everything. She comes from a large family who continue to cheer and support her through her many accomplishments. Marie's late father, Thomas DeNoia, also loved to write. He and his wife, Norma instilled a love of reading and writing in Marie and all of their children.

Emmy-award winning news reporter Marie DeNoia Aronsohn got her start in news right here in Ocean County. Marie graduated Toms River HS North in 1979. She was inspired by her theater arts teacher, Ms. O'Neil and enjoyed participating in the school play. Upon graduation from Douglass College, Rutgers, she started working for Clear Eight News in Toms River. It didn't take her long to distinguish herself. She broke a key story on a leak in a chemical waste pipeline that residents didn't even know existed! Marie was awarded an Associated Press award for this outstanding reporting.

Marie's interest in theater and communications came from an earlier influence, though. Her godfather, Nick DeNoia, was an Emmy-award winning TV-producer, dancer, actor and singer. Marie's Uncle Nick helped inspire her and always encouraged her to be the best in her field. As her career unfolded, it was clear that she lived by this motto and continues to do so.

Over her news career, Marie has worked in TV news, newspaper journalism and radio. She also piloted MSNBC's first Internet news program. Her TV news experience includes anchoring and producing at MSNBC and reporting and writing at WCBS-TV in New York. She has also produced and narrated a documentary about the importance of early detection in breast and cervical cancer for the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services. Marie has produced various radio and television projects for Rutgers University. Most recently, she wrote and produced a nationally syndicated documentary on summer businesses in Seaside Heights. This documentary, Seaside Story, was extremely well received locally and nationally. Her work has already won Marie many awards including four Emmy nominations as well as two Emmy awards for reporting and producing. Marie was also named Italian-American woman of the year in 1996.

Marie is deeply interested in children's issues and created the concept for a pilot for a television series aimed at inspiring and promoting self-esteem in pre-adolescent girls. The program, Shoot for the Moon, appeared on Minnesota public television in 1998.

Marie currently reports for NJN covering a variety of breaking and on-going news assignments. Marie also fills in as anchor for NJN News and guest lectures at local universities. She is dedicated to her own children's education above all and spends her time outside of work with them and her husband, Paul. She loves the beach and ocean and she is proud to have started right here in the Toms River Schools.

We are proud to induct Marie DeNoia Aronsohn into the Toms River Schools Hall of Fame for the year 2009.

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