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Matt Katz

New Jersey Public Radio

 

Matt Katz has covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for five years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he created The Christie Chronicles blog, and now for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, where he runs The Christie Tracker, tweets @mattkatz00 and appears weekly on WNYC's Christie Tracker Podcast.

In 2015 Matt Katz and a team from WNYC won a Peabody Award for their coverage of Christie and the Bridgegate scandal. The series of stories -- "Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power" -- was WNYC's first Peabody for news coverage since 1944, when the station won for Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia’s weekly addresses to New York City. 

In January 2016, Matt's biography of Christie -- American Governor: Chris Christie's Bridge to Redemption -- will be published by Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions. Matt has written about Christie for The New Republic, The Washington Post and POLITICO magazine. Prior to moving to the Statehouse in Trenton he spent time in Afghanistan, writing a series on reconstruction efforts that won the Livingston Award for International Reporting for journalists under the age of 35. In 2009 his four-part investigation about Camden set the stage for an end to the state’s takeover of city government.

Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens and Long Island, Matt has nonetheless covered New Jersey -- beginning with school boards and planning boards in Christie's own Morris County -- since 2000.

His 4-year-old daughter, Sadie Belle, thinks it's hilarious when his voice comes on over the radio. His son, baby Reuben Morris, listens to a lot of WNYC.

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Trump Card for Unindicted Bridgegate Co-Conspirators?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

So it turns out that Donald Trump's sister is the judge whose court could rule on the release of the Bridgegate conspirator list. WNYC/NJPR's Matt Katz explains more.

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Trump's Sister, The Judge: A Life Vastly Different, But Often Intertwined

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The siblings' lives have long been intertwined, from her appointment to the federal bench to a mysterious drug case involving his friend to the Bridgegate scandal. 

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Bridgegate's 10 Stunning Plot Turns, From Christie To Trump

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Somehow, the Bridgegate scandal has taken us from a high school friend of Chris Christie all the way to Donald Trump.  

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This Week in Politics: What’s in a Nickname?

Friday, May 13, 2016

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Trump calls her 'Crooked Hillary.' Should Clinton get into a name game with the master?

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Bridgegate Co-conspirators Release Delayed

Friday, May 13, 2016

Former federal prosecutor, Jenny Kramer, argued the release of her client's name "brands him as a criminal without due process of law."

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Clinton Runs in New Jersey — Against Trump, Not Sanders

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clinton on Trump: "I will stand up and fight for and speak out against any American he attacks and insults."

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Why Christie's Willing to Stand There Behind Trump

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Six months ago, Donald Trump was saying Chris Christie knew about the Bridgegate lane closures. Now, he's raising money to pay Christie's Bridgegate legal fees.

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Why It's Amazing that Trump Appointed Christie to Run His White House Transition

Monday, May 09, 2016

Christie's got a new gig. There's a Bridgegate connection.

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Christie to Lead Trump Transition Team

Monday, May 09, 2016

If Donald Trump wins his presidential bid, New Jersey's governor will manage the transition to the White House.

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This Week in Politics: When Does 'Presidential' Donald Trump Show Up?

Friday, May 06, 2016

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Presumptive nominee Donald Trump gears up for the general election with a fresh shot of conspiracy theories.

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NJ Democrats Feud as Atlantic City Teeters on Bankruptcy Brink

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Assembly's rescue plan for Atlantic City is put on hold, while Governor Christie and his Democratic allies seethe.

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With Cruz Out, Two New Yorkers March Towards General Election

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton now look even more likely to go head to head in November.

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Bridgegate Lawyers Want To See Christie's Phone

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bridgegate defendants are seeking to have their case dismissed and they want the Christie Administration investigated.

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Trump Is Still Trump in Pennsylvania

Monday, April 25, 2016

Trump's not changing.

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Three Reasons Why You Haven't Seen Christie Standing Behind Trump Recently

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie hasn't done a TV news interview or spoken at a Trump rally in a month. What happened to Trump's most prominent endorser?

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Ex-Christie Aide, Ousted After Bridgegate, Returns to Help Lt. Governor

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bill Stepien steps up to head group exploring Guandagno's gubernatorial run.

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Deal Reached on NJ Supreme Court Stalemate

Monday, April 11, 2016

The bipartisan deal brings to an end the long-running standoff over the ideological makeup of the state's highest court.

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Trump Brings Huge Ratings To Fox News -- And A Civil War

Thursday, April 07, 2016

The billionaire candidate has Fox News worried about its hold on conservative viewers.

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What Donald Trump's Four Bankruptcies Say About the Deal Maker

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Donald Trump said his company bankruptcies didn't harm anyone, but some creditors lost millions on those deals.

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Atlantic City, Bracing for Takeover, Sees Camden as Cautionary Tale

Monday, March 28, 2016

Christie wants to take over Atlantic City. New Jersey already tried that with Camden. How'd that work out?

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