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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.

(Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
(Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Study: NJ’s gun death rate among lowest in the nation

A new study by the Violence Policy Center finds states that have weak gun laws and higher rates of gun ownership also have the highest overall gun death rates in the country. The study, which used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, finds New Jersey has the fifth lowest gun death rate of any state in the nation, 5.45 per 100,000.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressing a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Haddon Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie veto disappoints Sandy Hook victims’ parents

A group of parents from Newtown, Connecticut delivered 55,000 petitions to Trenton Wednesday, asking Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds. But the governor vetoed the measure minutes after the petitions were handed over.

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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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