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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

Satellite picture of Hurricane Sandy approaching New Jersey in 2012.
Satellite picture of Hurricane Sandy approaching New Jersey in 2012. (NOAA)
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Remembering Superstorm Sandy: One Year Ago Today

One year ago today Superstorm Sandy - the worst natural disaster in State history  - swept across New Jersey, causing billions of dollars in damage and throwing the lives of millions of Garden State residents into chaos.

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Imposter Service Dogs a Growing Problem in NJ [AUDIO]

 NEW JERSEY 101.5

A growing number of Garden State residents are trying to pass their pet dogs off as service animals so they can take the canines with them when they go to restaurants and malls. This according to law enforcement officials and advocates for those with disabilities.

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NJ Familes Spending Small Fortune on Senior Year [AUDIO]

Sending a child off to college is certainly expensive, but a growing number of New Jersey families are also shelling out big bucks on their sons and daughters during their final year of high school.

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Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management about Sandy.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management about Sandy. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Will NJ Ever Really Be Ready for Another Hurricane? [SERIES]

In the final part of our special series, 'Are We Ready,' we examine whether the Garden State truly is prepared for another hurricane, such as Sandy.

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Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management, cabinet members and senior staff in preparation of Hurricane Sandy (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management, cabinet members and senior staff in preparation of Hurricane Sandy (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ’s OEM Prepares for Another Superstorm [SERIES]

In part three of our series, Are We Ready? We take a look into efforts being made by the state OEM to be ready for a future storm of Sandy's magnitude.

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NJ Shore Towns Scramble to Rebuild Dunes After Sandy [SERIES]

Following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy almost one year ago, municipalities up and down the Jersey Shore are recovering, rebuilding and preparing for another possible storm. In part two of our five-part series: Are We Ready? We hear the answer right now is 'no.'

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Ortley Beach business (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Are We Ready for Another Superstorm? [SERIES]

As the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New Jersey has made tremendous efforts to repair, rebuild, and prepare for another possible hit from a hurricane at some point in the future, but what would happen if the Garden State took another direct hit in the coming weeks or months? In the first part of a five-part series, we take a look today at whether we are ready.

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