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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.

Red light camera in Brick
Red light camera in Brick (Jason Allentoff, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ’s Anti Red-Light Camera Crusader is Furious [AUDIO]

The leading legislative critic of New Jersey's controversial red-light camera pilot program is hopping mad, after trying, without success, to get red-light camera data from Edison Township for the past two months.

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Derailed train at Mantua Creek in Paulsboro
Derailed train at Mantua Creek in Paulsboro (US Coast Guard)
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Why Did The Paulsboro Rail Bridge Collapse? [AUDIO]

National Transportation Safety Board Investigators are trying to figure out why the Paulsboro moveable bridge suddenly collapsed last November, causing a train derailment that sent a toxic chemical cloud into the air.

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First Lady Mary Pat Christie thanks Jon Bon Jovi for a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
First Lady Mary Pat Christie thanks Jon Bon Jovi for a one million dollar donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million for Sandy Relief [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Rock legend and Sayreville native Jon Bon Jovi has donated $1 million dollars to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

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Unemployment Line
Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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New Employment Figures Leave NJ Residents Puzzled [AUDIO]

The national unemployment rate now stands at 7.6 percent, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports the official employment rate, which represents the percentage of adults who have a job, is holding steady at 58.6 percent.

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Governor Chris Christie and Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson announce the $265 million construction project to rebuild Route 35.  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie and Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson announce the $265 million construction project to rebuild Route 35. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Route 35 Rebuilding Project Begins [VIDEO/AUDIO]

More than eight months after Superstorm Sandy, work is about to begin to rebuild a road that's described as the gateway to the Jersey Shore - Route 35.

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Governor Christie - Is he Presidential Material
Governor Chris Christie meets with beach goers in Seaside Park. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Promotes Jersey Shore for Fourth of July [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

As the Fourth of July holiday is just about upon us, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging all area residents to spend at least part of this upcoming weekend down the Jersey Shore.

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