Blumenthal leaving New Jersey Network

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The interim director of the New Jersey Network is departing as of Sept. 17, reports the Bergen (N.J.) Record. State lawmakers are considering the state’s relationship with the network and its nonprofit foundation (Current, July 6, 2010). Hearings are set for Sept. 14, 16 and 23. “I don’t know whether he’ll be appearing,” Ronnie Weyl, a spokeswoman for the network, told the paper. Janice Selinger, a now is acting chief operating officer, will assume Blumenthal’s duties. “Howard was hired for a six- to nine-month engagement, and we are deeply grateful to him that he gave us a full year of his time and talent,” Stephanie Hoopes Halpin, commissioner of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority, said in a statement.