Kristina Pritchett

Reporter at the South Jersey Times

Location icon United States

Hello, my name is Kristina and I am currently a local beat reporter for the South Jersey Times, a daily newspaper in Woodbury, N.J. As a reporter I cover municipals, school boards, elections, crime and feature stories. I also shoot videos and take photos during some of my assignments, and upload and edit them for the website, As a reporter I often use social media to get my stories out to a wider audience across Facebook and Twitter, and sometimes post on our paper's social media accounts.

In May 2013, I was hired at the Times as a copy editor. As a copy editor I was in charge of reading the stories before they went into the paper and edited photos for print. After editing, I would then design the local inside pages and create headlines for the stories.

In May 2013 I graduated with a BA in journalism from Rowan University, in Glassboro, N.J. I graduated with 122 credits and a Cum Laude from the College of Communications and Creative Arts. While attending Rowan, I was Editor-in-Chief of the school's paper, The Whit, for two years. I was a staff member for four years and worked on every section of the paper. My sophomore year I was News Editor, and a month into school my freshman year I become the Assistant News Editor.

During Hurricane Sandy I freelanced for a daily paper The Courier Post in Cherry HIll N.J. and live tweeted the weekend. I posted tweets, pictures and videos and updated people of what was happening in the area I was staying in.


The South Jersey Times
School officials back snow day decision despite small snow fall count

There may not have been as much snow as some were predicting in South Jersey, but school officials are backing up their decision to close schools on Tuesday. In Gloucester County, Troy Walton, Franklin Township Superintendent said this closing was a "tough one to call," but it all comes down to the student's safety.
Williamstown man issued traffic violations after school bus collision

HAMILTON TWP. - A Monroe Township man has been issued traffic violations after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a school bus Wednesday morning, police said. Police identified Corey Briscoe, 41, of Williamstown, as the driver who struck the school bus and has been issued summonses for careless driving and failure to maintain a lane.
Gloucester County man fatally struck in Washington Township car crash

WASHINGTON TWP. - A Gloucester County man was struck and killed when he attempted to cross the Black Horse Pike on Tuesday night, police say. Police identify the victim as John M. Thurwanger, 34, of Washington Township, as the pedestrian who was attempting to cross the Black Horse Pike.
Newfield Police seek information on suspects in burglary

NEWFIELD - Borough police are seeking information on a suspect who allegedly removed pipes from a vacant home early Thursday morning. Police were dispatched to the home on the 100 block of Woodlawn Avenue for a report of burglary, theft and criminal mischief around 7:30 a.m.
What N.J. towns are the most affordable to live in?

CLAYTON -- A recent survey conducted by SmartAsset ranked the borough as the most affordable place to live in the state. The study was based on average costs, annual property taxes, annual homeowner's insurance and average annual mortgage payment in relation to the local median income, according to SmartAsset.
Palmyra man sentenced 9 years in prison for child porn

CAMDEN - A Palmyra man was sentenced to 9 years in prison Thursday for using his home to distribute images of child sex abuse, according to federal officials. Donald Kivel, 38, previously pleaded guilty to one count of receiving child pornography.
Clayton, Washington Township strike deal for skate park equipment

CLAYTON - The borough's skate park in Autumn Pasquale Memorial Park could see some new ramps and other additions courtesy of a local township. Recently, borough officials have been in touch with Washington Township to discuss ways to utilize the township's unused equipment to fix up the skate park that's located off East Avenue.

Male body found in Haddonfield near wooded area

HADDONFIELD - A man's body was found before 5 p.m. Monday that appears to be a victim of a suspicious death due to the evidence in the area, according to a press release. Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Haddonfield Acting Police Chief Ted Stuessey reported the body that was found by joggers in a wooded area near Merion.

'Gypsy' star in challenging role at The Grand Theatre in WIlliamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN - Singing, dancing, acting, a stage mother and a burlesque club are all common things one will see when they go to see "Gyspy." The Tony Award-winning musical, based on true memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, will be at the Grand Theatre in Williamstown this weekend.

Pair hospitalized in Franklin Township car crash

FRANKLIN TWP. - A 16 year-old girl, from Newfield, was flown by helicopter to Cooper Trauma after the vehicle she was in crashed into a utility pole on West Boulevard Tuesday at 11:54 a.m.

NASCAR driver Jason Leffler killed after crash at Bridgeport Speedway

UPDATE: Police investigating NASCAR driver Jason Leffler's fatal crash LOGAN TWP.- NASCAR driver Jason Leffler was reported dead after a crash during "A Night of Wings" at Bridgeport Speedway in Gloucester County, according to the New Jersey State Police. Emergency crews were called to the racetrack around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Motorcyclist crashed into a tree in Harrison Township

HARRISON TOWNSHIP - Around 9:15 p.m. a motorcyclist was reported to hit a tree on Woodland Avenue. According to a broadcast report a medevac helicopter was requested and landed at Clearview Regional High School. At this time the condition of the motorcyclist is unknown. Woodland Avenue is currently closed.

Homeless woman arrested for robbing Cooper nurse, say Camden police

On Wednesday a nurse from Cooper University Hospital was approached from behind. A woman grabbed the nurses' cellphone and attempted to grab her purse. According to a press release by the Camden County Police, Courtney R. Baldi, 25 of Braddock, N.J., threw the victim's cellphone and fled down Mickle boulevard.

The Whit - Sports

Kendall White reaches 1,000 point milestone

Sitting in the men's basketball Head Coach Joe Cassidy's office, Kendall White, a senior from Lumberton, NJ, had his practice jersey slung around his neck. Just one week ago, the 6'4" 22-year-old Rowan University student had scored his 1,000th point for the Profs. White is only the 25th player in school history to reach the milestone.

The Whit- Features

Decisions made in Rowan-Rutgers merger

By Kristina Pritchett and Ashley Chiaradio The past several months of discussing a merger between three universities was settled over the summer. Gov. Chris Christie finalized a bill, known as the "New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act," which states Rowan University is gaining the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, as well as creating a new college in Camden with Rutgers-Camden, which is effective July 1, 2013.

Kristina Pritchett senior farewell

I have been with The Whit for four years now. I started with the news section, covering Student Government Association and Board of Trustees meetings, to covering the Rowan-Rutgers merger and more. I have written for the features section by attending a masquerade ball, the Philadelphia Flower Show and other events.

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The Whit - Arts & Entertainment

'The Host' hit and miss as an adaptation

No werewolves and vampires this time, but you can bet there is romance, drama and action in Stephenie Meyer's newest novel-turned-movie. In "The Host," Earth is where people's bodies are taken over by "souls" which transform the entire population. In a life where humans are brutal and violent, these souls turn the world around with their politeness and bright, blue-rimmed pupils.

Profstock 2012

Profstock had its third annual show featuring artsists No Such Noise!, DJ Kalkutta, Cobra Starship and All American Rejects. Over 600 tickets were sold to the show that was held on Saturday in Esby gym.

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