Blackwood sailor serves on the USS Antietam
EAST CHINA SEA– Ens. Sarah White, from Blackwood, N.J., stands communication watch on the bridge wing of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann/Released)
Pitman Native Serves Aboard Navy Airport at Sea
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – A 2016 Gloucester County Institute of Technology graduate and Pitman, New Jersey, native currently serves aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s most valuable and capable warships, one that can carry 5,000 sailors and more than 70 warplanes anywhere in the world to defend America. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Logan is an aviation maintenance administrationman aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, currently dry-docked in Newport News, Virginia.
Philadelphia Sailor participates in beach cleanup event
SAN DIEGO, CA — Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Marcus Gary, from Philadelphia, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), picks up trash during a beach cleanup event with local community service group I Love a Clean San Diego at Mission Beach, Dec. 12, 2018. Bonhomme Richard is at homeport in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cosmo Walrath)
Brooklyn Native Serves Aboard USS South Dakota, America’s Newest Nuclear Powered Submarine
GROTON, CT – A Port Richmond High School graduate from the Brooklyn borough of New York City, Culinary Specialist (Submarine) 3rd Class Anthony Sanchez, is currently serving aboard the 17th and newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine in the Navy, USS South Dakota (SSN 790), which is scheduled to be commissioned February 2. Sanchez whips up three to six meals a day during his twelve-hour shifts aboard the submarine, keeping the crew well fed.
Steve Lubetkin is the news director for StateBroadcastNews.com. Steve’s journalism background includes print and broadcast reporting for NJ news organizations. He refocused on multimedia journalism and podcast production after a long career in corporate branded journalism and public relations.
He has won numerous awards for his audio and video news reporting from the Garden State Journalists Association, and he has also been recognized for video by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has produced a wide range of audio and video podcasts in his other role as managing partner of State Broadcast News’s parent, The Lubetkin Media Companies.
Steve is co-author, with Toronto-based podcasting pioneer Donna Papacosta, of the book, The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional.
In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and in July 2021 he was named secretary of the chapter. In August 2021, he was honored by SPJ with one of the organization’s 2021 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Awards, given to regular members of an SPJ chapter who go above and beyond in serving their chapter.
Steve has been the computer columnist for the Jewish Community Voice of Southern New Jersey, since 1996.
Steve also has reported on-camera and produces virtual conferences for NJSpotlightNews.org, a public policy news coverage website focused on New Jersey government and industry; and for clients of StateBroadcastNews.com, a division of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC.
From May-November 2019, he produced and reported a weekly podcast, The CRE News Hour, a news and features program focusing on the commercial real estate industry.
From 2014 to 2019 he was New Jersey and Philadelphia editor for GlobeSt.com and filled in covering Chicago/Midwest and Atlanta.
Steve has also served (from August 2017 to March 2018) as national broadcast news correspondent for CEOReport.com, a news website focused on practical advice for senior executives in small- and medium-sized companies.
Earlier in his career, Steve reported on rock music at the Jersey Shore for the Asbury Park Press, and was a broadcast news anchor and production engineer for WJLK-AM & FM, then owned by the Press. He also worked as a general assignment reporter for the Red Bank Register, Shrewsbury, NJ.
You can email Steve at email@example.com.