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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.

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Medicine, politics & NJ’s Ebola quarantine

It is unclear if a nurse held under mandatory quarantine because she had treated Ebola patients in Africa, and was running a fever when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport, will follow through on threats to sue New Jersey.

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Christie’s lower poll numbers are ‘more realistic,’ says one expert

During his first four years as New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie was extremely popular, but after the Bridgegate lane closure scandal took center stage 10 months ago, the governor's approval numbers started sliding.

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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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Sports Betting
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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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