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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:

Democratic Findings: New Bridgegate Docs Add to the Mystery

Friday, December 05, 2014

90,000 documents, 12 missing texts and 13 anguished but unanswered messages from the Fort Lee mayor. More than a year later, more Bridgegate mysteries than answers.

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There But for the Grace of God Goes Christie

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three years ago, Gov. Christie’s religion was “none of your business.” Now, with a presidential campaign in sight, the governor is clapping in the pews and regularly talking about God.

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How Christie Will Rely on Mouth, Money & Moxie To Run For President

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WNYC
We learned three things about Chris Christie this past year: He can raise oodles of money. He is tireless. And voters love his sharp tongue.

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This Week in Politics: Chris Christie, Billionaire Whisperer

Saturday, November 08, 2014

WNYC
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets ready for a turbulent second term, Gov. Chris Christie prepares for a bigger stage. 

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Christie's New Hampshire Dress Rehearsal

Monday, November 03, 2014

WNYC
Chris Christie made a push to win New Hampshire Monday -- for three Republicans, including, perhaps, himself.

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Chris Christie, GOP Mercenary

Monday, November 03, 2014

Here are seven partisan battles Gov. Chris Christie waged this campaign season on behalf of the Republican Party. Guess which ones he really believes in?

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Where in the World is Chris Christie?

Friday, October 31, 2014

WNYC
Check out this interactive map that follows the governor on his whirlwind campaign to 19 states in the last days of the Republican push to control statehouses and the U.S. Senate. 

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Christie Tells Sandy Protester to 'Sit Down & Shut Up'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To mark the second anniversary of Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie yells at a protester. 

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How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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Chris Christie's Quarantine Quagmire Is Over (for now)

Monday, October 27, 2014

After a weekend of confusion and mixed signals, the quarantined nurse is sent home.

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Governors Defend Decisions On Ebola Quarantines

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The governors of New Jersey and New York on Sunday defend their decision to quarantine medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa.

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Chris Christie's Millions

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Where does Christie get the money to travel the country campaigning for gubernatorial candidates? And how does he spend it?

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Christie and Clinton Just Began Their 2016 Fight For Pennsylvania

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Christie versus Clinton in Pennsylvania: It's not October 2016; it's right now.

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Christie's Surprise Iowa Campaign Stop

Sunday, October 05, 2014

WNYC
Chris Christie made a stealthy stop in Iowa, expanding his role beyond campaigning for governors.

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On The Campaign Trail, This Is Not 2012's Chris Christie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Chris Christie now appearing on a gubernatorial campaign trail near you is subtly different from the Christie of 2012. Glimpses of 2016?  

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Christie's GOP Campaigning Takes Him To Ohio

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christie's role as head of the Republican Governors' Association will see him travel to six state in 8 days campaigning for GOP candidates across the country.

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Is Christie's Barnstorming a Preview of 2016?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The governor will spend up to six days a week until Election Day campaigning for GOP candidates across the country, perhaps serving as a preview of his presidential campaign.

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Bad Reporting About Chris Christie

Friday, September 26, 2014

Last week, according to the media, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was exonerated on all, and then some, and finally none of the charges involving the Bridgegate scandal.

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Christie's Not in New Jersey Much — But When He Is, He Gets Around

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In the middle of an eight-state, seven-day barnstorming tour for Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates, Christie concentrated on New Jersey Wednesday – in a very public way.   

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How The Media (Briefly) Exonerated Christie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie was exonerated of all, some and then none of the charges involved in the Bridgegate scandal. 

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