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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.

Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy
Damage in Point Pleasant from Superstorm Sandy (Townsquare Media NJ)
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State has ‘made progress’ with helping Sandy victims

More than two-and-a-half years after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, some Garden State residents are still not back in their homes, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state has "made progress" toward helping victims of the disaster.

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Gov. Chris Christie takes calls during the March 23 edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie takes calls during the March 23 edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5. (Kira Buxton, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov. Chris Christie still undecided on 2016 election

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists no decision has been made yet, and he's still in the process of making up his mind about running for the GOP nomination for president in the 2016 election.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Insurance Problems Still Loom for Sandy Flood Victims in NJ

In the coming weeks, FEMA will reach out to all homeowners who filed Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims -- informing them they can re-open their cases if their claims were denied, or if they feel they did not get a fair settlement. One expert warns that, for some victims, there may still be challenges ahead.

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New Jersey Turnpike northbound. (NJDOT)
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Worst rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike – No food, no restrooms

When Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, the food court area at the Grover Cleveland Rest Stop on north side of the NJ Turnpike, between exits 11 and 12 was flooded and had to be shut down. Two-and-a-half years later the facility is still closed, and last week a trailer of portable bathrooms was suddenly removed.

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