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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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Jersey shore damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Sandy fraud reports prompt call for wider notification to homeowners

With mounting evidence that hundreds of homeowners in New Jersey and New York had their Sandy flood insurance claims denied because engineering reports were doctored, a New Jersey Congressman is calling on FEMA to rectify the situation.

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There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
There's renewed discussion about extending the number 7 NYC subway line into New Jersey. (Spencer Platt, Getty Images News)
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Secaucus subway stop plan gets new round of discussion

With traffic congestion getting worse between New Jersey and New York, there's renewed discussion about the idea of extending a Big Apple subway line into the Garden State.

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Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Lawmakers call for probe into Sandy insurance claim denials

With mounting evidence that hundreds of families in New Jersey and New York had their Superstorm Sandy insurance claims denied because of fraud, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with New York Sens. Kristen Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are calling on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to hold Congressional oversight hearings to get to the bottom of the situation.

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Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the February edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5.
Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the February edition of Ask The Governor on NJ 101.5.
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Christie’s NJEA outreach aims at achieving pension, benefits reform

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expressing optimism about overhauling the state's public sector worker pension and health benefit systems -- and working with an old adversary to get it done.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJEA to Christie – Not so fast on that pension ‘accord’

Not so fast, the New Jersey Education Association is saying, after Gov. Chris Christie's budget address Tuesday.

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A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
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Domestic abuse – the danger grows when guns are present

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws of any state in the nation, but recent data shows woman who become victims of domestic violence still face an elevated risk of being killed by a firearm.

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