Heather O'Rourke | Eyewitness News
Heather O'Rourke started reporting traffic in the tri-state area in 1992. She started as an intern and quickly rose up the ranks to a full time traffic reporter in 1994. She became a part of Eyewitness News in 2002 as the afternoon traffic reporter. Heather joined the morning team in January of 2013.

Heather Graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Media. She has reported traffic on almost every radio station in the tri-state area and she also served as the fill in news anchor for six years on WPLJ-FM's morning show. She is a four time nominee and the 2001 recipient of the Achievement in Radio Award for Best Traffic Reporter. In 2012, Heather received The George Hammell Cook Distinguished Alumni Award from Cook College - Rutgers University.

Heather was born and raised in Bergen County, NJ and continues to reside in the Garden State with her husband, their two children and their beloved assortment of family pets. She is very involved in numerous charities throughout the state of NJ. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling and staying active - sometimes you'll find her crawling through mud under barbed wire at a local Spartan Race. Most of all, she cherishes the time she spends with her family.

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Heather O'Rourke's 'Gobble the Gobbler' fun party snack for holiday parties
Heather O'Rourke creates 'Gobble the Gobbler' fun party snack for your next holiday gathering!
Heather O'Rourke's shares her mother's fruity cheesecake for your next summer party
Heather O'Rourke shares her mom's easy, fruity cheesecake to bring to your next summer party!
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy dogs bring cancer patients joy during chemo treatment
Heather O'Rourke brings her dog, Rocco, to visit cancer patients during chemo treatment in her spare time.
Heather O'Rourke's pumpkin cheese balls for any holiday party
Fall may be almost over, but Heather O'Rourke's pumpkin cheese balls work for any holiday party!
Heather O'Rourke gets you ready for your next summer BBQ with savory ribs
Heather O'Rourke shares her favorite summertime recipe - BBQ Ribs! Watch for her family favorite rib rub recipe.
Heather O'Rourke's sizzling steak stir fry recipe for Mother's Day
Heather O'Rourke shares her sizzling steak stir fry recipe. Heather's kids Daltry and Ella test it out to show how easy it is to cook for Mother's day. Holiday Recipes is sponsored by Optimum.
Holiday recipes: Heather O'Rourke's 'Turkey Cheeseball'
See how to make Heather O'Rourke's 'Turkey Cheeseball'
Linden officer in deadly crash on West Shore Expressway had previous DUI, officials say
The off-duty New Jersey police officer who was behind the wheel during a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend last week in New York City had previously had his driver's license suspended for driving under the influence, an official said Tuesday.
2 dead in West Shore Expressway crash, including off-duty Linden officer
An investigation is underway after an off-duty Linden police officer and a civilian died and two other officers were critically injured in a wrong-way crash on the West Shore Expressway on Staten Island Friday morning.