Anne-Marie first walked into The Star-Ledger's newsroom in Newark in January 1973 fresh out of college. She loved it so much she didn't leave until December 2008. In that time she worked as a news clerk, general assignment reporter, municipal and county reporter in Morris County, assistant city editor, and for the last decade of her journalism career as an assistant features editor. In that post, she edited, rewrote, headlined and occasionally wrote short items for the Today section, which came out five days a week and which covered lifestyle news, fashion and entertainment. She currently freelances a monthly shopping column for Inside Jersey magazine, which is published by The Star-Ledger. Her interests include New Jersey history, fashion, food and entertainment. She lives in Monmouth County, New Jersey.