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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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Signs at Livingston High School during Gov. Christie's presidential announcement on June 30. (Rachel Greenberg, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Could NJ economy, unemployment become issues for Christie?

As he continues his run for the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains in the back of a crowded Republican field. So far, New Jersey's sluggish economy and unemployment rate have not been raised as campaign issues so far, but that may not be the case for long.

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The FBI is using social media to help catch criminals. (Maxim Kostenko, ThinkStock)
The FBI is using social media to help catch criminals. (Maxim Kostenko, ThinkStock)
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How the FBI is using social media to solve crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation used to reach out to the public and ask for help in solving crimes by posting "most wanted" posters in Post Offices across New Jersey, but a new effort is under way to connect with people in a different way.

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New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
New Jerseyans are dealing with a heat wave this week and many are forced to worked outside in the heat and humidity. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Some New Jerseyans struggle with working in the heat

As we get set for a third straight day of temperatures in the mid 90s with high levels of humidity, it's downright uncomfortable to walk the dog or just take the garbage out - but imagine what it's like to work in this kind of heat all day long.

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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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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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