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First published: August 2, 2022

New Jersey Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

(Newark, NJ) — New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) announces the 14th class of inductees, once again highlighting the state’s best and brightest players. The Hall of Fame players showcase Garden State’s wide range of talents, from former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski to comedian Chelsea his handler. The list includes Bruce Springsteen singer-songwriter and drummer Max Weinberg and the E Street Band of fame.

14th The Annual Induction Ceremony will be broadcast on My9NJ and NJ PBS, radio and prominent social media platforms to provide a wide public view of the event. While this year’s ceremony will be held virtually, NJHOF officials are looking forward to hosting the ceremony live in his 2023.

NJHOF President John F. Hanson said: “We are honored to celebrate the lives and contributions of some of New Jersey’s most celebrated personalities in our terminals and parkway service areas across the state, and next year at the American Dream’s Entertainment and Learning Center.”

Twelve inductees in five categories were selected by public vote from among 50 nominees.

everyone needs a hero New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) We honor our citizens for their invaluable contributions to society, New Jersey, and the world. Since 2008, NJHOF has hosted 12 of his Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for more than 180 prominent individuals and groups. NJHOF strives to provide school children with important and influential role models to show them that they can and should strive for excellence. NJHOF appreciates the support of many people. sponserlike Hackensack Meridian Health, without which our efforts would be impossible.

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Here are the 2022 New Jersey Hall of Fame classes:


performing artschelsea handlerLivingston, award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate

Max WeinbergNewark, drummer, television personality


art & letters Margaret Bourke-White*, bound brook, photographer, documentary photographer

Walter Dean Myers*, Jersey City, author of children’s and young adult literature


sportsRon Jaworski**, Voorhees, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League (NFL) analyst

Heather O’reillyEast Brunswick, professional footballer and three-time Olympic medalist


enterpriseRalph Izzocranberry, businessman, former nuclear physicist

Dr. Roy VagerosWestfield, Physician and Executive

Unaue HouseFounder of Alpine, Ridgefield Park and Goya Foods


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public serviceGovernor Richard J. Hughes*, Florence Township, Lawyer, Politician, Judge

Dorothea DixTrenton*, Psychiatric Nurse and Advocate


unsung heroNJ Medal of Honor Winner

* Awarded posthumously.

**He was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame, but was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.