Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's Morning Drive Producer/Reporter, and formerly the station's Evening News Anchor from 2013 to 2016. On the evening shift, he was part of the on-air team that won a 2016 "Best of the Best" award from the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, for news coverage of the fatal Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia. Patrick's field reporting was previously recognized by the Garden State Journalists Association during a three-year stint anchoring middays at WGHT-AM in Pompton Lakes. He broke into radio on WTSR-FM at The College of New Jersey, and holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from TCNJ. As a professional actor in his childhood, Patrick appeared in Disney's “Beauty & the Beast” on Broadway from 1994 to 1996. He now resides in Hunterdon County with his wife, Kristen, and their dog, Archie.