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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 Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
Beach front home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Manotoloking in 2012. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Many NJ residents still traumatized by Superstorm Sandy

A new study finds almost three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, 27 percent of Garden State residents whose homes were damaged are still facing moderate to severe mental health issues as a result of the disaster.

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The New Jersey "Circle." This one in Pennington. (Craig Allen photo)
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NJ’s hated traffic circles are on the way out

They're supposed to help keep traffic moving, but many Garden State motorists don't like or trust them. Traffic circles have been around for decades in New Jersey, but they are slowly being phased out in favor of what are called roundabouts.

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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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