Katz joining 101.5 as new shock jock

Former labor leader Carla Katz will announce today that she is joining NJ 101.5, the state's most politically influential radio station, as the host of an afternoon drive-time talk show. Katz served as President of CWA Local 1034, the largest public employee union in the state, and has become prominent in state politics as the former girlfriend of Gov. Jon Corzine. E-mail communicatons between the two were the subject of a lawsuit as Republicans sought to have Corzine make his personal correspondence with Katz public.

The 49-year-old Katz, a recent law school graduate, wielded enormous political power in New Jersey even before meeting Corzine. She is an unpaid columnist for PolitickerNJ.com.

"Since the print publication of this list, Christie, in his capacity as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, helped decisively turn the midterm elections in the Republicans' favor, which makes him a bit more influential than we initially gave him credit for, post-Bridgegate. So when your state governments do absolutely nothing for you for the next four years, be sure to thank him!"
—GQ