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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.

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a recent town hall meeting in Caldwell. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a recent town hall meeting in Caldwell. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Gov. Christie wants to avoid fiscal disaster [AUDIO]

One day after signing a new state budget into law for fiscal year 2015, Gov. Chris Christie told an overflow crowd at a town hall meeting in Caldwell that more public worker pension and health benefits are needed to have the state avoid a fiscal disaster.

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Holding the line on July 4 costs [POLL/AUDIO]

With the Fourth of July coming up at the end of this week, New Jerseyans are looking forward to having some fun and celebrating America's birthday. Many towns that are still struggling financially will be forming public-private partnerships with local businesses to cover the cost of the celebrations they hold.

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Treatment options for drug-addicted teens [AUDIO]

In part five of our series “Drugs and Our Kids,” we discuss what treatment options are available for teens who are struggling with substance abuse. All this week we have been examining the issue, look for answers about why the drug epidemic has exploded in New Jersey, and discuss what can be done to reverse the trend.

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A warning to parents of NJ teens [AUDIO]

Despite aggressive, ongoing efforts to warn New Jersey teens and their parents about the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin use, an increasing number of our kids are getting hooked on heroin, and many are overdosing on the dangerous drugs, in some cases, fatally.

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Why is heroin use so high among NJ kids? [AUDIO]

In part two of our series "Drugs and our kids," we look at why the heroin epidemic has exploded so dramatically in the Garden State. All this week we’ll examine the issue, look for answers about why this is happening, and discuss what can be done to reverse the trend.

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