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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.

Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management, cabinet members and senior staff in preparation of Hurricane Sandy (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie meets with Office of Emergency Management, cabinet members and senior staff in preparation of Hurricane Sandy (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ’s OEM Prepares for Another Superstorm [SERIES]

In part three of our series, Are We Ready? We take a look into efforts being made by the state OEM to be ready for a future storm of Sandy's magnitude.

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Beach Dunes
Beach dunes (Christopher Furlong, Getty Images)
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NJ Shore Towns Scramble to Rebuild Dunes After Sandy [SERIES]

Following the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy almost one year ago, municipalities up and down the Jersey Shore are recovering, rebuilding and preparing for another possible storm. In part two of our five-part series: Are We Ready? We hear the answer right now is 'no.'

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Superstorm Sandy business
Ortley Beach business (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Are We Ready for Another Superstorm? [SERIES]

As the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, New Jersey has made tremendous efforts to repair, rebuild, and prepare for another possible hit from a hurricane at some point in the future, but what would happen if the Garden State took another direct hit in the coming weeks or months? In the first part of a five-part series, we take a look today at whether we are ready.

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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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Gay Marriage Begins In New Jersey [POLL/AUDIO]

Gay marriage is now legal in the Garden State, after the New Jersey Supreme Court refused at the end of last week to delay a lower court ruling giving the go-ahead for same sex couples to legally tie the knot.

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Senator Barbara Buono (D) and Governor Chris Christie (R) debate at William Paterson University
Senator Barbara Buono (D) and Governor Chris Christie (R) debate at William Paterson University (Facebook)
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NJ Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in First Debate [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

The two candidates for Governor in New Jersey had the first of two debate showdowns on Tuesday night at William Paterson University. Watch a full replay of the debate here.

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Seaside Heights Boardwalk Fire
Seaside Heights Boardwalk Fire (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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Christie Talks About Seaside Boardwalk Fire Cause – Questions Remain

The investigation into this month's Seaside boardwalk fire continues, and many questions remain unanswered.

On tonight's Ask the Governor, Chris Christie had more details on the fire – explaining in part why it's so difficult to get answers.

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