Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan

Photo by Reena Rose Sibayan

Terrence T. McDonald is a reporter covering politics, crime, courts, entertainment and more in Jersey City, N.J. and beyond.

His work has appeared in The Jersey Journal, The Star-Ledger, The Record and on and

He was dubbed a "political poison pen journalist" by a politician forced to resign in disgrace because of his reporting.

He has won 23 New Jersey Press Association awards and is the recipient of two Tim O’Brien Awards for Investigative Journalism using the Open Public Records Act from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Artist Amy Wilson made a patch out of his face. An aide to Jersey City's mayor made a cake out of one of his tweets.

Reach him at reportermcdonald at gmail dot com and on Twitter @terrencemcd