Tom Troncone is the Associate Editorial Director for Patch.com in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, where he manages 137 local news sites.
Tom joined Patch in September 2010 after six years as a reporter and editor at The Record of Hackensack, the last four years as the night metro editor.
Tom started his career in 1995 as a reporter for The Herald & News of Passaic. He joined the staff of The Asbury Park Press in 2002 and moved back to his home in Bergen County to join The Record in 2004.
Tom has received numerous national journalism awards, including a 2005 medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the highest honor the organization bestows for investigative reporting. Tom and a team of reporters and editors at The Record spent eight months investigating the dumping of vast amounts of toxic waste by Ford's former plant in Mahwah on a low-income community in Ringwood.
"Toxic Legacy" also received the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting from the national Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the $75,000 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment from the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island.
Tom has been a part of nine New Jersey Press Association winning stories as either a reporter or editor, including four consecutive years for Responsible Journalism, Best Web Project in 2008, and was the recipient of the 1996 "Rookie of the Year" Award.
He's been a three-time Deadline Club finalist - for the 2006 Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, the 2006 James Wright Brown Public Service Award and the 2006 Spot News Reporting award.
Tom has also received an EPpy Award from Editor & Publisher Magazine in 2006 for Best Internet Special Feature.