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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.

Interfaith leaders roundtable. (David Matthau, NJ 101.5)
Interfaith leaders roundtable. (David Matthau, NJ 101.5)
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Religious leaders urge NJ residents to welcome Syrian refugees ‘with hospitality’

As the debate continues in Washington over how to handle the influx of Syrian refugees into the United States, some New Jersey religious leaders are calling for re-settlement efforts in the Garden State to continue.

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Start of holiday season brings with it heightened terrorism alert

As efforts to clamp down on ISIS continue following the terror attacks in Paris, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is maintaining an elevated state of alert, which means there is a significant risk of a terror attack somewhere in America.

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Sports injuries: How schools are minimizing the risk

With new advances in medical treatment constantly emerging, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is working to make sure high school coaches, trainers and student athletes are taking advantage of these breakthroughs, minimizing the risk of injury and more effectively treating players who do get hurt.

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NJ economy, legal system could benefit from legalizing pot, advocates say

Yesterday an historic hearing took place at the New Jersey Statehouse – lawmakers took testimony on the potential benefits of legalizing marijuana. Those in favor of the idea insist there are several reasons why this would make sense.

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DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 31: Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, speaks at the Growth and Opportunity Party, at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. With just 93 days before the Iowa caucuses Republican hopefuls are trying to shore up support amongst the party. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
Chris Christie at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday October 31, 2015. (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)
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Has Christie lost control of NJ Republicans?

As he campaigns for the Republican nomination for president, Gov. Chris Christie continues to spend more time in other states than New Jersey, he’s a lame duck governor and his approval numbers have hit rock bottom with New Jersey voters.

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Illegal immigration: Bill targets New Jersey’s ‘sanctuary city’ policies

With the population of immigrants living in the United States illegally estimated to top a half-million, it’s not surprising that several towns in the Garden State have so-called “sanctuary city” policies in place.

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