By Darryl R. Isherwood | February 25th, 2013 - 12:10pm
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State Sen. Linda Greenstein has hired former NJN anchor Jim Hooker as her new chief of staff.

Hooker starts on March 1.

"I'm really excited about it and I look forward to his involvement," Greenstein said. "As I began to tell people about it, they are all excited as well.  It'll be interesting to get his perspective on things."

Hooker was laid off from NJN when the state-funded television station ceased operations in 2011.  Since that time Hooker has had stints at CBS and other news outlets including PolitickerNJ, where he worked as a freelance reporter.

Greenstein's former Chief of Staff, Carole Murphy, left her office to work for Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera. She was replaced by Barbara Plumeri who was with the office for a short time.

Greenstein could be facing a tough challenge for her 14th District seat as former Republican state Sen. Peter Inverso said last week he was considering mounting a comeback.

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