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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.

Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey after being married in Lambertville in one of New Jersey's first gay marriages
Beth Asaro and Joanne Schailey after being married in Lambertville in one of New Jersey's first gay marriages (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Same-sex weddings boost NJ’s economy

One year after same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey, 3,770 gay couples in the Garden State have gotten hitched -- spending an estimated $60 million on their weddings.

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Views on gambling turn sour in NJ

As gaming revenues have continued to drop over the past year, several Atlantic City casinos have closed their doors. In response, a number of ideas have been put forward to jumpstart AC, but a new survey shows many New Jerseyans aren't impressed with those plans.

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Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference
Governor Chris Christie (R) at a press conference (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Poll: Christie’s favorability rating drops

A recent survey finds that, for the first time since August of 2011, more New Jersey voters have an unfavorable impression of Gov. Chris Christie than a favorable one. 

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Scoreboard at Sayreville High School
Scoreboard at Sayreville High School (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Is high school football out of control in NJ and beyond?

As the investigation continues in Sayreville, where some members of the high school football team at Sayreville War Memorial High School allegedly intimidated, hazed and sexually abused other players, some are wondering if high school football is out of control in New Jersey?

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