NEWARK – The New Jersey Hall of Fame today announced its 14th class of inductees, once again highlighting some of the state’s best and brightest.
The inductees showcase the wide ranging talent of the Garden State, from former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski to comedian Chelsea Handler. Other inductees include singer-songwriter and drummer Max Weinberg.
The Hall of Fame will broadcast at a later date a virtual induction ceremony on My9NJ and on NJ PBS, radio and prominent social media platforms, making the event widely available to the public. A live ceremony is planned for 2023.
“New Jersey is never at a loss for heroes and role models for coming generations,” NJHOF Chairman Jon F. Hanson said in a release. “We are honored to celebrate the lives and contributions of these notable New Jersey luminaries throughout the state, at our terminals and Parkway service areas, and next year at our Entertainment and Learning Center at American Dream.”
Ron Jaworski**, Voorhees, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and National Football League analyst
Heather O’Reilly, East Brunswick, professional soccer player and three-time Olympic medalist
Chelsea Handler, Livingston, Award-winning comedian, television host, best-selling author and advocate
Max Weinberg, Newark, drummer and television personality
Ralph Izzo, Cranbury, businessman and former nuclear physicist
Dr. Roy Vagelos, Westfield, physician and business executive
The Unanue Family, Alpine, Ridgefield Park, founder of Goya Foods
Governor Richard J. Hughes*, Florence Township, lawyer, politician, and judge
Dorothea Dix, Trenton*, Nurse and advocate for mentally ill
Arts & Letters
Margaret Bourke-White*, Bound Brook, photographer and documentary photographer
Walter Dean Myers*, Jersey City, writer of children’s books and young adult literature
NJ Medal of Honor Recipients
*Being honored posthumously.
**Previous inductee, but being formally inducted this year.