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Matt Katz

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Matt Katz has covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for more than four 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. 

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

Matt Katz appears in the following:

What Christie's Financial Disclosure Statement Doesn't Disclose

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie this week filed his mandatory financial statement, which was notable for what it is missing.

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Yo Christie, Did You Hear What The Next Mayor of Philly Said About You?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The time the soon-to-be-mayor of Philadelphia cursed out Chris Christie on Twitter.

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Obama Plays In Christie's Democratic Sandbox

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obama and Christie have something in common, and Christie hates it.

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Obama Visits Camden to Praise Police Efforts

Monday, May 18, 2015

President Obama heads to New Jersey while Gov. Chris Christie is in New Hampshire.

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How Christie Talks About The Bridge Thing

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Were these Christie's final words on Bridgegate?

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Breaking Down the Latest on Bridgegate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Three of Governor Christie's closest allies were indicted on Friday. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein discuss the charges -- and what they portend for Christie's 2016 presidential hopes.

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Yes, Chris Christie Is Still Planning To Run For President. Here's Why.

Monday, May 04, 2015

He is down but not out. Why Christie still thinks he has a shot at the White House.

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Christie Staffer Pleads Guilty For Role In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

David Wildstein, Gov. Chris Christie's top staffer at the Port Authority, admitted to his role in orchestrating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as political payback.

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What We Know About Bridgegate Conspirator, David Wildstein

Friday, May 01, 2015

David Wildstein, former Port Authority official and ally of Governor Chris Christie, is expected to plead guilty later today.

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Christie Begins His Town Hall Presidential Redemption Tour

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

His presidential prospects on the ropes, Christie brings to New Hampshire his ace in the hole: the town hall meeting.

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Chris Christie Went To New Hampshire and Talked About EVERYTHING

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Social Security, check. Medicare, check. 

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New Subpoena? Bah! Christie Hits Campaign Trail

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

With the Jerry Jones controversy hanging over him, Christie makes a do-or-die trip to the live free or die state.

Christie to 'Tell It Like it Is' to Live Free or Die State

Monday, April 13, 2015

Gov. Christie heads to New Hamphire in an attempt to make some gains in Republican primary. 

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Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of the season with two veteran political reporters.
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Episode 4: What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brooke discusses the fourth episode of House of Cards with Andrea Bernstein and Matt Katz.
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Christie Drags His Feet in Post-Bridgegate Ethics Reform

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last year, Christie promised to implement a series of reforms to prevent another Bridgegate. NJPR's Matt Katz discusses how Christie's promises have gone largely unfulfilled.

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Cracks In Christie's Post-Bridgegate Ethics Reform

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Allies installed in watchdog roles, an ethics panel disbanded, policies left unstrengthened. A year later, Bridgegate ethics reform in the governor's office is marked by unmet promises. 

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Bridgegate Fall Guy Was Inside Man

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Unearthed calendars from David Wildstein show he had more contact with Chris Christie's inner circle than the governor has previously acknowledged. 

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Christie Aide Took Political Trips Before Exxon Settlement

Thursday, March 05, 2015

An explosive new allegation links one of Gov. Christie's top aides with a questionable environmental settlement with Exxon Mobil.

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Christie Flips On Reason For Vetoing Planned Parenthood Funds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Christie is changing his explanation on a controversial policy move just in time for the Republican presidential campaign season.

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