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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.

NJ Transit trains
NJ Transit trains (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Could NJ Transit commuters face more fare hikes?

Earlier this week, New Jersey Transit formally approved a 9 percent fare hike, and some service cuts, to close a $56 million budget gap. New Jersey's leading transportation expert believes the agency's budget gap next year may be much larger and a more significant fare hike may have to be adopted.

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Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Who are more New Jerseyans developing allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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More New Jerseyans are developing allergies

It's not your imagination. A growing number of adults and children in New Jersey are developing allergies, at all times of the year, even in the dead of winter when there's snow on the ground. 

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NJ 101.5's Eric Scott hosted a Town Hall program on the future of Atlantic City. Joining Scott in the studio were gaming analyst Roger Gross, casino worker union president Bob McDevitt and NJ Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Wayne).
NJ 101.5's Eric Scott hosted a Town Hall program on the future of Atlantic City. Joining Scott in the studio were gaming analyst Roger Gross, casino worker union president Bob McDevitt and NJ Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-Wayne).
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‘Gambling on New Jersey’s future’ – The debate continues

Should casinos be allowed outside of Atlantic City? What's the best way to cultivate gaming in the Garden state? How can Atlantic City survive and prosper?

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For NJ gaming industry, competition remains a challenge

Even as New Jersey lawmakers ponder a plan to expand casino gaming outside of Atlantic City, to either the Meadowlands, Jersey City or Newark, neighboring states are moving ahead with plans to build several new casinos, and the future of Garden State gaming remains cloudy.

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There are many creatures in NJ water, but many people are just too distracted to notice. (FtLaudGirl, ThinkStock)
There are many creatures in NJ water, but many people are just too distracted to notice. (FtLaudGirl, ThinkStock)
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Sharks, jellyfish at the shore are ‘completely normal,’ expert says

With a number of reports of sharks, jellyfish and even manta rays there's been lots of excitement and a fair amount of anxiety at the Jersey Shore in recent weeks.

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NEW YORK - JULY 21: A man operates an automated teller machine at a Bank of America branch bank in midtown Manhattan July 21, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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NJ bank branches continue to decline

With more and more people doing their banking online these days, the entire banking industry is undergoing a big transformation in New Jersey and across the nation.

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