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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 at the 2012 Republican National Convention
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How long will Christie remain governor?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he expects to decide whether he'll seek the Republican nomination for president after the November elections, but if he does throw his hat into the ring, he might not remain governor for much longer after making an announcement.

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Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago
Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago (AP Photo/Jersey City Mayor's office)
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Jersey City mayor: Alleged killer’s memorial ‘disgusting’

The mayor of Jersey City spoke out after friends of the man who allegedly shot and killed a police officer set up a memorial for the suspect, featuring candles, balloons and empty liquor bottles. The suspect's widow also said she wished her husband had "killed more" officers.  

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(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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Chris Christie
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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