Max Weinberg, Chelsea Handler will be among ’22 NJ Hall of Fame inductees

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The 2022 New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees have been announced.

Max Weinberg will become the third E Street Band member — joining Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt — to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on his own. He will be among the hall’s 14th class of inductees, it was announced today.

Springsteen was inducted in 2008, the E Street Band in 2012, and Van Zandt in 2017. In addition to playing with Springsteen, Weinberg has led the band on the TV shows “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and done session work for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Air Supply and others. He currently tours with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, an interactive rock show where the audience chooses the songs that his four-piece band performs.

Other member of the class of 2022 include comedian, writer and talk show host Chelsea Handler, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, the late Richard J. Hughes (who served as New Jersey’s governor from 1962 t0 1970) and three-time Olympic soccer medalist Heather O’Reilly.

The induction ceremony, tentatively scheduled for late October, will be broadcast on My9NJ, NJ PBS, radio and social media. The Hall expects to return to live induction ceremonies in 2023.

Here are the inductees, by category, with their towns in which they were born.

Ron Jaworski, Voorhees
Heather O’Reilly, East Brunswick

Chelsea Handler, Livingston
Max Weinberg, Newark

Ralph Izzo, Cranbury
Dr. Roy Vagelos, Westfield
The Unanue Family, Alpine and Ridgefield Park

Gov. Richard J. Hughes, Florence Township
Dorothea Dix, Trenton

Margaret Bourke-White, Bound Brook
Walter Dean Myers, Jersey City

In addition to Hughes, Dix, Bourke-White and Myers will be inducted posthumously.

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