Testimonials

Phil Murphy, Democratic Candidate for Governor of NJ

"I'm honored to be on the first edition of "State of Affairs." We talked about substantive issues both in NJ and in America. Steve's got big credibility in this state, so to be associated with something that is new and with somebody who is known, is a good thing all around."

- Phil Murphy, Democratic Candidate for Governor of NJ

James Lipton, Emmy Award-Winning Creator, Writer and Host

"It was great. Steve is a very good interviewer. He does what every great interviewer has to do and that is be a superb listener. As a result we just had a conversation, not an interview."

James Lipton, Emmy Award-Winning Creator, Writer and Host,

"Inside the Actors Studio"

Gary Vaynerchuk, Author

"I can easily say that that is one of the best five or six interviews that I have done.I'm in a place right now where I'm being interviewed almost every day - podcasts, websites, TV - and it's very obvious to me when someone is strong at their craft. I usually take the lead as a powerful guest, but I was led in that interview with Steve and I enjoyed it quite a bit."

Gary Vaynerchuk, Author, Entrepreneur & Founder,

of VaynerMedia & VaynerRSE

Chris Cuomo, Co-Host of CNN’s

“Adubato is the personification of the consummate pro. He also has a special brand of curiosity that is that magic mix of knowing what he doesn’t know. As a result, he asks questions that get a little bit more out of you than most would. (And he is not bad to look at.)”

– Chris Cuomo, CO-Host,

CNN’s New Day

Brenda Blackmon, PIX11 News Anchor

"Steve brought things out of me that I didn’t think I was going to be able to say and talk about. He is so good at that! He gets people to talk about themselves and gets to issues that are important to everybody. Steve gets to the essence of each individual and makes it interesting.”

Brenda Blackmon, PIX11 News Anchor

 Marlo Thomas, Actress, Author, Activist

“I just loved being on Steve’s show. He is so intelligent and so smooth and you just know that he’s interested and curious and has done his research. Sometimes while I’m answering one question, an interviewer is looking down at their paper preparing their second question. Steve isn’t doing that – he is having a conversation with you and that’s a wonderful feeling. As the wife of a great interviewer I am impressed.”

– Marlo Thomas, Actress, Author, Activist

Claudia Mason, Supermodel and Actress

"It was just a complete pleasure to be on Life & Living with Joanna today. She’s such a wonderful interviewer and it was easy and I loved her questions and I got a lot out of it."

- Claudia Mason, Supermodel and Actress

Ras J. Baraka, Newark Mayor

“It is always a pleasure being at NJPAC and I think the Steve Adubato’s One-on-One programming is essential because it gives us the opportunity to share our point of view and tell our stories about what’s happening here, specifically in Newark. He asks hard and honest questions and he really gives us the opportunity to delve deep into the issues.”

– Ras J. Baraka, Newark Mayor

Joy-Ann Reid, Author

“Programs like One-on-One with Steve Adubato are important because they keep us informed. They’re insightful and they allow us to have critical conversation about the most important thing: ourselves, our country and our culture.”

– Joy-Ann Reid, Author,

“Fracture: Barack Obama, The Clintons, and the Racial Divide”

 Erin Burnett, Host of CNN's

“It’s pretty incredible what Steve can do – be so casual and so gracious and go through so many interviews and be interested in all those people at once! It meant a lot to me as a broadcaster to be here today.”

– Erin Burnett, Host
“Erin Burnett OutFront” on CNN

Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author

"My experience on the show was amazing. Steve had all the right questions off the top of his head, some things that I've never been asked and that's pretty hard. He went right to all the valuable points that I wanted to share with people. I really loved it. Absolutely amazing."

Daymond John, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author

James Murray, Co-Star, truTV Impractical Jokers

"Fantastic! I’ll tell you why I love Steve. He might be, arguably, the handsomest, smartest, most intelligent, attractive, accomplished broadcaster in all of television and that’s why I keep coming back to do this show.”

- James Murray, Co-Star,
truTV Impractical Jokers

Janice Huff, NBC 4 NY Chief Meteorologist

"I had a great time today on One-on-One. Steve is fantastic. He's smart, he's very personable, and its very conversational. It's a lot of fun."

- Janice Huff, NBC 4 NY Chief Meteorologist

Margo Martindale, Actress

"I was just with Steve Adubato on One-on-one and wow, what a doll he is!. He's well informed and incredibly easy on the eye. I had a great time and it's wonderful to be on a program like this."

- Margo Martindale, Actress

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, Co-hosts

It was nice to have a little bit longer format in order to dive into some stuff rather than a two or three minute clip where you’re out of the chair before you’re even sitting down. Joanna was prepared - she obviously did her homework - so it was a nice easy conversation. We got to talk about Jersey and really get into our roots. We had a really good time.”

John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino, Co-hosts,

HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

Nick Cordero, A Bronx Tale: The Musical

"It was a fantastic experience. Everyone here is just lovely, very accommodating and it was a very warm vibe. I'll come back anytime if they invite me."

- Nick Cordero, A Bronx Tale: The Musical

Sir The Baptist, Rapper & Activist

"The Show was amazing, he had So many great questions and helped me piece some pieces together and allowed me to focus in on what was important. Great guy, great people, everybody was amazing."

- Sir The Baptist, Rapper & Activist

Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, Mythbusters Alums, Netflix series White Rabbit Project

"Steve Adubato, that guy is nuts! That was so much fun. That was the best interview I've had in a long time."

- Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, Mythbusters Alums,
Netflix series White Rabbit Project

Karen Hunter, Radio Talk Show Host, Sirius XM's The Karen Hunter Show

“It was fantastic. Steve Adubato is a very very good interviewer, very warm. We have a little history, we knew each other before, so this was kind of like a class reunion. It was great.”

- Karen Hunter, Radio Talk Show Host,
Sirius XM's The Karen Hunter Show

Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist, Author

"It's important to have smart television where intelligent people are talking about real issues, like One-on-One. I don't think we have enough of that so we always need to support any tv show that is highlighting important issues that people need to hear about."

Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist, Author,

"Your Best Age is Now"

Deborah Smith, Author of The Jersey Shore Cookbook and founder of JerseyBites.com

"I just had a wonderful session with Joanna Gagis on Life & Living. It was such a delight. She’s so easy to talk to and we had fun."

- Deborah Smith, Author
of The Jersey Shore Cookbook and founder of JerseyBites.com

John Gallucci, Chairman of the NJ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

"Caucus: New Jersey with Steve was outstanding. No matter what that message is, Steve’s program is definitively making sure it’s communicated to all the New Jersey residents. Today we were talking about health and trying to make New Jersey healthier. What better platform than this platform?"

- John Gallucci, Chairman
of the NJ Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Lloyd Deans, Vets 4 Warriors

"I think Caucus: New Jersey is very important because it brings subject matter experts across the state of New Jersey together to talk about the veteran services they provide. Each of the panelists were able to share their own goals and ideas."

- Lloyd Deans, Vets 4 Warriors

Chris Rodriguez,  Director of the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

"Show like these are absolutely critical because it allows the public to get access to people that are charged with serving them. I think that having the opportunity to come and talk in a frank manner is very important in getting our message out to the public."

- Chris Rodriguez, Director
of the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

Kam Wong, VP of Diversity and Inclusion at Prudential

"I think programs like this are really wonderful because it helps inform the community on very important messages and very important services available to them."

- Kam Wong, VP
of Diversity and Inclusion at Prudential

Ryan Haygood, Esq., President & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

"Today's "Building Trust" discussion about race and policing is really part of a broader national conversation about what it means to help empower communities by building bridges of trust between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve.There was a fair sense of optimism coupled with the sobering reality that there is a lot of work to be done, but you really can't do this work without being optimistic about what is possible."

- Ryan Haygood, Esq., President & CEO
of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas

"Having a discussion around the topic of "Building Trust" for community and police relations is so incredibly important because it has become the issue of our time. If in fact we do not have the opportunity to have candid discussions in a safe space with individuals who have the ability to effect change because of their rolls in and across the sectors of society, then we will never move forward."

- Michellene Davis, Executive Vice President and Chief
Corporate Affairs Officer at RWJBarnabas

Zellie Imani, Lead Organizer of Black Lives Matter

"I think a discussion like "Building Trust" we had today is very important so that we can really discuss the real issues that are plaguing our communities and all across the nation."

- Zellie Imani, Lead Organizer
of Black Lives Matter

Dennis Wilson, Pres. & CEO of Delta Dental

"I think One-on-One is just a great venue for letting the facts be known in an unfiltered way. I had a great conversation with Steve and it's my pleasure to be here."

- Dennis Wilson, Pres. & CEO
of Delta Dental

Joe Marbach, President at Georgian Ct. University

"One-on-One is very important because educating the public about the cost and the opportunities in higher education is key to our economic future."

- Joe Marbach, President
at Georgian Ct. University

Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

"My experience was fantastic. Steve is an amazing guy. I think that the fact that he has an ongoing conversation with people is really critical and we need more of that, especially at this time."

- Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO
of the Christopher &and Dana Reeve Foundation

Betsy Ryan, Pres. Designee & CEO New Jersey Hospital Association

"State of Affairs is one of the few venues where New Jerseyans can find out about hot topical issues that are important to our state."


- Betsy Ryan, Pres. Designee & CEO

New Jersey Hospital Association

Nancy Meyer, President & Publisher at North Jersey Media Group

"Steve is a warm and engaging anchor with great questions. I think without a doubt, public television, similar to other medias, like newspapers, tells the stories of people who live in New Jersey and addresses the issues that are important to us."

- Nancy Meyer, President & Publisher,
at North Jersey Media Group

Anthony Melchiorri, Host of Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible

"Steve is amazing. Steve is a leader. Steve understands business. I've done a lot of interviews and he is a very thoughtful and creative interviewer. So I enjoyed it very much. His team is the best I've seen in New York City ever and if they'll have me, I'd love to come back."

- Anthony Melchiorri, Host

of Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible

Suze Orman, “The Suze Orman Show”

“Steve Adubato is a pro! My hat goes off to Steve because there are only a few great interviewers around. When you’re dealing with someone who cares about what they’re doing, it’s always a great experience.”

– Suze Orman, Personal Financial Guru and Host, “The Suze Orman Show” CNBC

Lisa Oz, Author

“I think programs like this are so important because they give you news that you can’t get any where else. They give you a unique perspective and not all the noise that’s going on everywhere else”

– Lisa Oz, Author, “The Oz Family Kitchen”

James Kaplan, Author

“I’ll tell you what this interview brought for me. Steve read my book. He knew my book. And I felt, sitting with him, as though I was having a conversation with somebody who really understood what he was talking about. It was a very intimate experience.”

James Kaplan, Author, "Sinatra: The Chairman"

Jane Steuerward, Executive Director

“Joanna was most attentive and prepared and asked me really interesting questions for her show, Life & Living. She was a great interviewer. The experience was fun. Really a pro.”

Jane Steuerward, Executive Director, Black Maria Film Festival

Nancy Blattner, Ph.D., President

"I think programs like Caucus: New Jersey are incredibly important because they are informative and they bring people together to talk about issues that people in New Jersey are interested in. We're all lifelong learners so it's great we have Caucus: New Jersey as part of our learning opportunity."

Nancy Blattner, Ph.D., President, Caldwell University

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

"I think programs like Caucus: New Jersey that actually explore local issues are really important because you get to the heart of the matter. I think Steve provides a full picture of what's going on and explores the issue from all angles versus through snippets or soundbites. I think that's remarkable and something we need to continue to do as we become more dependent on short format digital media.

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

Tom Gordon, Senior Vice President & CIO

"I think programs like therse are a great opportunity to share information with the public in a "fire side chat" type of way. It's just a comfortable way to share information."

Tom Gordon, Senior Vice President & CIO, Virtua

Southside Johnny, Musician

“I think these programs are important because people need to know what’s going on in New Jersey and Steve can really bring that out. He knows more than just about anybody else about behind-the-scene stuff in New Jersey.”

-Southside Johnny, Musician,
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Patrick Dunican, Gibbons, P.C.

“It’s really important to have shows like One-on-One, because you are educating the community about really important issues that they are facing. I think Steve does the best job of anyone in the industry about educating people on topics that matter.”

– Patrick Dunican,
Chairman and Managing Director,
Gibbons, P.C.

John Schreiber, President & CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

“It’s important to have programs like One-on-One with Steve Adubato from NJPAC because its gives citizens an opportunity to learn about things they don’t know about. Especially culture, which is what our series is about. There’s a great wealth of performers and artists in New Jersey and this series helps turn up the volume on their wonderful work.”

– John Schreiber, President & CEO,
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Michael Kay

“I think One-on-One is important because you need to give people enough time to tell their stories. Everything is so rushed today with 5 second sound bites where people can be misinterpreted. It’s good to have time to breathe, answer a question and go back and forth. It’s how true stories are told to the world.”

-Michael Kay, “The Michael Kay Show,” 98.7FM ESPN

Beth Stern, TV Personality, Author and Animal Activist

“I loved being a part of Steve’s One-on-One show. While I was here I saw him talk about politics, talk to an editor of a magazine and speak with be about animal rescue. I really love the variety of topics he discusses. He is a true professional and I really enjoyed being here.”

– Beth Stern, TV Personality, Author and Animal Activist

Brian D’Arcy James, Actor

“I’m a big fan of public broadcasting because it allows for a much richer conversation about cultural and political topics. You get a little bit deeper into the subject matter. Steve and this program offers something that is vital for us as consumers of news and as people just living their lives.”

-Brian D’Arcy James, Award-winning Actor

Jean Chatzky, Author

“Programs like One-on-One are important because they give you a view of the world that you don’t get in other places – and Steve, in particular, is fun.”

– Jean Chatzky, Author, “Money Rules”

Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef & Owner

“Steve is a pro; he was really quick and easy going and it’s pretty impressive how he moves from sports to theatre to restaurant world. That was great.”

– Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef & Owner, Prune Restaurant

 Alex Brightman, Lead

“Steve Adubato has the coolest job on earth. He asked interesting questions that I’ve never been asked before and wasn’t trained on, but these are the questions you really want to answer. I felt wonderfully off-guard.”

– Alex Brightman, Lead, “School of Rock – The Musical”

Tamron Hall, Co-Anchor

One-on-One with Steve Adubato is important because it gives us an opportunity to connect with viewers and let them see who we are and why we do what we do. A chance to sit with a great guy who asks tough questions and has a great smile? It’s a win win.”

–Tamron Hall, Co-Anchor, TODAY Show & Host, MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall

Annaleigh Ashford, Actress

“Public television programs like One-on-One are such important tools for us as Americans to connect, not only with our culture and current events, but with each other.”

– Annaleigh Ashford, Actress

Bill Ripken, Co-Founder, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

“In today’s world it seems like every time we turn on the tv there’s bad news. This is about spreading the right news and getting the information out there to all of the people so we can be informed and we can make better decisions on how to act in the Jersey area.”

– Bill Ripken, Co-Founder, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation

Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D, President, Felician College

“Caucus: New Jersey is important because it addresses key issues and provides plenty of time for discussion that otherwise isn’t available in this sound-bite culture of ours.”

– Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D, President,
Felician College

Nicholas Miceli, Market President, TD Bank

“This helps us tell our stories about New Jersey in a form that is independent and one in which we can really talk about what is really happening in our state.”

– Nicholas Miceli, Market President,
TD Bank

Willie Geist, Co-host, NBC’s “TODAY”

“Steve does a great job. He’s well read, he’s well researched, he knows who he’s talking to and I love a show where you can sit and talk for that long.”

– Willie Geist, Co-host
NBC’s “TODAY”