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Meet The Team

James de los Santos


Our founder has come a long way from being North Bergen High’s former Paw Prints Editor-and-Chief. A compassionate community advocate with a healthy sense of humor.

Eric ‘OneDay’ Saldarriaga

Head of Music

A producer & DJ out of North Bergen’s Cinderella Man Studios. With a blend of industry savvy from his time at The Source and Def Jam, Eric is keeping the local scene lit. As the Executive Producer of the ‘One Mic in the Hudson‘ series, he’s the man ensuring a thriving platform for local artists.

Dyana Carvajal


A graphic designer from Jersey City who has a unique style showcasing her quirky personality. As a perfectionist, her goal is to capture the details that are often overlooked and add a touch of distinctiveness to the presentation of her artwork.

Jason Nunez


Our go-to guy for trying new and exciting adventures all over Hudson County. Whether it’s kayaking on “Matcha Lake” or exploring the most haunted tunnel in the tri-state, Jason is the first to volunteer.



North Bergen native with the gift of making people laugh. We can’t post his government name because he may have outstanding warrants.

Pedro Garcia


Pedro Garcia is a stand-up comedian from Hudson County, the co-star, and producer of the HudPost Talk podcast. A regular at Dojo Comedy East and a frequent feature on Compound Media, he’s also the co-host of Diablo Radio. He’s likely the reason HudPost will get canceled—but hey, it’s been a fun ride.

Joseph Alexander Cruz


A photographer and North Bergen native with a strong passion for storytelling and capturing the authenticities of life through his lens. Or he’s just a pretentious nerd, we can’t decide.

Fernando Valencia & Martha Aguilar


A dynamic power couple set to find the best date night spots in the county. From local favorite spots to less-known hidden treasures, Martha and Fernando experience it all. Each episode of Love in the Hudson is a testament to their shared love for each other and Hudson County.

Hudson Chef


Our locally-sourced food critic and Executive Chef, Gus, has a knack for both food history and flavor profiles. When he’s not appearing on the Food Network’s Chopped, Gus is busy eating the best Hudson County has to offer.

Rafael “likewxter” Peralta


Bringing his expertise from running WAVS DIGITAL and leveraging his experience from Live Nation, Rafael expertly blends large-scale event insights with local talent showcases, enriching the ‘One Mic in the Hudson’ series. Known for his creative flair, he is also recognized as the best-dressed member of our team.

Bruce Alston “The Chief in Chronicler”

Political Columnist

A former political candidate and current voice of Jersey City’s political scene, Bruce Alston offers sharp insights and unfiltered commentary on local politics and community issues. Known for his engaging presence on social media and the ‘Hudson County Chronicles,’ his blog that digs deep into the dynamics of city politics, Bruce is a charismatic pundit with a knack for stirring the pot. With a past sprinkled with both controversy and candid advocacy, he brings a nuanced perspective to our team, ensuring that no political stone is left unturned.

Michael Ruiz Lam


Using his expertise as a former firefighter, Michel Ruiz Lam showcases the selfless work of fire departments through his photography. Passionate about capturing the honorable missions that firefighters undertake, he aims to highlight their bravery and dedication with his compelling images, bringing awareness and recognition to their critical role in the community.

Jaylon Abad-Zaragoza


The most introverted conversationalist you’ll ever meet. As a researcher, there’s no topic he wouldn’t be interested in, from geopolitics to watchmaking. Fair warning – when he’s not quietly reading, he’s sharing almost everything he’s ever read. To this Jersey City native, knowledge knows no bounds. He can also converse in German for some reason (you should ask him why).