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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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Lawsuit Filed in NJ to Change Pledge of Allegiance [AUDIO]

The American Humanist Association -- on behalf of an unnamed family -- is suing the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, as part of an effort to have the words "under God" removed from the Pledge of Allegiance that's recited every day by the students.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie in studio for 'Ask the Governor,' April 21, 2014 (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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More Help Coming for Sandy-Displaced Homeowners [AUDIO]

Eighteen months after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden State, some are complaining the grant process to help those affected by the hurricane has slowed down to a trickle, but Gov. Chris Christie insists that's just not the case.

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Gov. Christie on 'Ask the Governor" April 21, 2014.
Gov. Christie on 'Ask the Governor" April 21, 2014.
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Christie: PA Issues Need to be Discussed

The Bridgegate lane closure scandal has opened up new issues and controversies about operations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Gov. Christie Monday said they need "careful" examination.

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(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman speaks about distracted driving during a news conference in Paramus.
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman speaks about distracted driving during a news conference in Paramus.
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Authorities Target Distracted Drivers [POLL/AUDIO]

As driver distraction continues to be a growing problem in New Jersey, authorities have launched a new effort to combat the dangerous practice.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney: We’ll Be Able to Reach a Budget Deal [AUDIO]

Will New Jersey's revenue shortfall affect the ability of state officials to hammer out a final budget deal? State Senate President Steve Sweeney doesn't think so.

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