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Matt Katz

New Jersey Public Radio

 

Matt Katz has covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for more than three 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 and tweets @mattkatz00.

Matt has written about Christie for The New Republic, The Washington Post and POLITICO magazine, and he's writing a book about the governor for Simon & Schuster. 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 2-year-old daughter, Sadie Belle, thinks it's hilarious when his voice comes on over the radio.

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Asked for Documents, Christie Gives a Piece of His Mind

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
Christie says he is "tired" of the "partisan" Bridgegate investigation.

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What South Carolina Republicans Want To Hear From Christie (Should He Run...)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
In a South Carolina campaign stop, Christie was mobbed for selfies and was told he reminded folks of Ronald Reagan.

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As Christie Pre-Campaigns For President, Opponents Pre-Attack

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Christie stumps for candidates in early presidential primary states this summer, a conservative group is following with attack ads.

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Romney Helps Christie Settle Bridgegate Debt

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tonight, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets his footnote in the Bridgegate saga.

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One Year of Traffic Problems and Political Scandals

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

It's been one year since the "traffic problems in Ft. Lee." Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein update the status of the Bridgegate investigations, plus sports betting.

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The Bridgegate 5: Where Are They Now

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

WNYC
Five of Christie's top people lost their jobs for their involvement in the lane closures to the George Washington Bridge.

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Christie Tries To Save Atlantic City

Monday, September 08, 2014

Christie came to Atlantic City to save it, but said nothing about how he's going to do just that.

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The Governor Went Down To Mexico

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Does Governor Chris Christie's recent trip to Mexico signal a 2016 run? Reporters Matt Katz and Heather Haddon discusses possible reasons for the trip.

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Inside Chris Christie's Permanent Campaign

Monday, August 25, 2014

WNYC
The Chris Christie presidential campaign, which could begin early next year, can be traced way back to the very beginning of the New Jersey governor's first term in office. 

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Christie On Ferguson: Don't Generalize About Cops

Monday, August 18, 2014

After the shooting in Ferguson and reported civil rights abuses by the Newark Police, we asked Gov. Christie if there's a problem with how police deal with young black men.

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What's Wrong with Atlantic City?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has announced that it will close in September, becoming the fourth casino there to close this year. Michael L. Diamond, business reporter for the Asbury Park Press, talks about why Atlantic City is struggling and whether the closings offer a lesson to other casino projects in the area. Plus, New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz talks about the politics of Governor Christie's attempts to revitalize Atlantic City. 

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Christie Still Holds Press Conferences -- But They're Usually Not In NJ

Monday, August 11, 2014

WNYC

The biggest change in the second term for a post-Bridgegate, pre-2016 Gov. Chris Christie? Press conferences, once lengthy and frequent Trenton affairs, are now rare...at least in New Jersey.

Christie has spent all or part of 68 days out of state since he was sworn into a second term in January, ...

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Christie's Vacation Vetoes

Monday, August 11, 2014

WNYC

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a wide range of bills on Friday...or at least he announced the vetoes at that time. 

At 4:24 pm on Friday, while Christie was vacationing in California with his family -- taking in an Angels' game and touring the Reagan Library -- his press office announced that he vetoed various controversial bills. ...

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Chasing Guadagno, the Woman Who Could Be Christie

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Guadagno has been an elusive presence to the press, for her more than four years as the state's lieutenant governor.

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New Jersey Assembly Snubs Christie

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

The Democratic Assembly flexed its muscle Thursday, opting to leave the Statehouse instead of voting on a bail reform package that Gov. Chris Christie called them back from summer vacation to vote on.

Christie wants a constitutional amendment put on the ballot in November's election to allow voters to decide whether ...

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How Astorino Angered Christie and Lost Millions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie found himself embroiled in a mini-controversy last week with a fellow Republican, New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino, after Christie said that the Republican Governors Association, which Christie leads, had no plans to spend money right now on behalf of Astorino

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Christie Courts Iowans, Who Swoon

Friday, July 18, 2014

The courtship began at a restaurant called MJ's in downtown Marion, Iowa. How well did it go? Let's just say Gov. Chris Christie and Iowa will most definitely have a second date.

The restaurant was packed with Republican activists (and void of actual diners) who greeted Christie with huge applause, handshakes ...

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Bridgegate Committee Can't Call Any More Major Witnesses

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Could this spell the end of the state legislative committee investigating Bridgegate?

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Chris Christie and America's Poorest City

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

When the going gets tough, the governor goes to Camden. Matt Katz finds out why.

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