Planet Staff

  • Pam Hersh, Editor-in-Chief, Co-Owner. Pam is a native New Jerseyan, Rutgers undergraduate and graduate alumna, with family living in Highland Park. She has been a community news aficionado for four decades and that includes having been managing editor of The Princeton Packet newspaper, as well as a local news columnist and writer for various Central Jersey publications.
  • Randy Solomon, Publisher, Co-Owner. Randy, also a graduate Rutgers alumnus, brings his experience of two decades of community engagement and leadership including as the founder and co-director of Sustainable Jersey.
  • Sam Lebowitz, Accounts and Sales Manager. Sam is a Highland Park native and graduate of Highland Park High School. He has an extensive and varied sales background and did two tours of duty in Iraq as a US Marine. He also works as a professional DJ and owns Maypop Events.
  • David Learn, Municipal News Editor. David is a longtime resident of Central Jersey and a veteran of New Jersey’s newsrooms, with stints at the Highland Park Herald, The Princeton Packet and The Times of Trenton. A father of three girls, he frequently can be seen on stage performing at community theaters throughout the area.
  • Howard Princz, Sports Editor. Howard’s previous experience includes being a sportswriter with Home News and Tribune 1993-95; sports editor Highland Park Herald 1990-91; staff writer for Jewish State 1995-96; freelance sportswriter with Forbes Newspapers 1997-2001; and a freelance Sportswriter Highland Park Mirror 2008-2012. He is also a volunteer with St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick since October 2014.
  • Valeri Weidmann, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
  • Jonathan Cantor, Assistant Community News Editor