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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.

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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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Superstorm Sandy business
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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Jersey’s Minimum Wage Ballot Question Gets National Attention [AUDIO]

Question two on the ballot this November in New Jersey - on whether to raise the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour - is one of the most important ballot measures in the nation, according to the website Ballotpedia.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Most NJ Residents Still Enraged over Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

The shutdown in Washington is over, but the vast majority of Garden State residents are still furious that Congress let the federal government close for more than two weeks.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Cory Booker Wins Senate Seat; Ready to Run Again [AUDIO]

Now that Newark Mayor Cory Booker has won New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election, he'll soon head down to Washington to be officially sworn in. But Booker will be back campaigning in only a couple of months.

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NJ Fugitive Safe Surrender Program Starts Next Month [AUDIO]

For four days in November, New Jersey authorities will run a Fugitive Safe Surrender program, giving individuals wanted for non-violent offenses who turn themselves in,  favorable treatment from the courts, and the possibility to avoid jail time.

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Senator Barbara Buono (D) and Governor Chris Christie (R) debate at William Paterson University
Senator Barbara Buono (D) and Governor Chris Christie (R) debate at William Paterson University (Facebook)
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NJ Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in First Debate [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

The two candidates for Governor in New Jersey had the first of two debate showdowns on Tuesday night at William Paterson University. Watch a full replay of the debate here.

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Barbara Buono at gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University
Barbara Buono at gubernatorial debate at William Paterson University (Facebook)
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Did Buono Do Enough to Get Back in Governor’s Race? [POLL/AUDIO/VIDEO]

Heading into last night's Gubernatorial debate, challenger Barbara Buono was way behind in all of the recent polls, so she needed to try and do something to jump-start her campaign.

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