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Matt Katz

New Jersey Public Radio

 

Matt Katz is a political reporter for WNYC who covered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for more than five years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer and then for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio. He ran The Christie Tracker -- which followed the governor through scandal and presidential candidacy -- and appeared weekly on WNYC Studios' Christie Tracker Podcast.

In 2015 Matt and a team from WNYC won a Peabody Award for their coverage of Christie and the Bridgegate scandal. The series -- "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 -- was published by Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions. Matt has written about politics for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic and POLITICO magazine. Prior to covering 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.

Matt's 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:

The Christie Tracker Podcast Answers Your Questions

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The professors of Bridgegate respond to calls and letters.

NJ Taxpayers Just Hired Another Lawyer for Christie

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christie has a lawyer to defend him in a criminal matter.  For $150-an-hour.  

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: Bridgegatepalooza!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time for some traffic memories.

Episode 8: Where Are We Now?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

WNYC and The Nation take the temperature of a country soon to be under the leadership of Donald J. Trump.

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Political Party with Keli Goff: Election Night Party

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Join us via live stream for our Election Night party with WNYC, in partnership with Guardian US and Refinery29. Games, commentary and live updates. 

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial Verdicts

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Baroni and Kelly were found guilty. On all counts. But how did the governor fare?

How Chris Christie Hoodwinked Charlie Rose on Bridgegate

Monday, November 07, 2016

It's billed as the first sit-down interview after the Bridgegate verdicts. But the veteran TV host fails to question the governor on any of the sworn testimony from the trial. 

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Bridgegate Trial: Verdict Recap

Monday, November 07, 2016

The Bridgegate trial came to a close last Friday with the conviction of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's top two aides, but Christie's culpability is still being examined. 

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This Week in Politics: An Election Like No Other

Saturday, November 05, 2016

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As Election Day approaches, we look back on 2016 with WNYC's election news team.

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2 Former Aides To N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Found Guilty In 'Bridgegate Trial'

Friday, November 04, 2016

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political revenge.

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Matt Katz Reports From Bridgegate Courthouse After Guilty Verdict Announced

Friday, November 04, 2016

WNYC political reporter Matt Katz joined Leonard from the courthouse in Newark after Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni were convicted in the Bridgegate case.

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Guilty on All Counts: Two Former Christie Aides Convicted in Bridgegate Case

Friday, November 04, 2016

A jury found two former Christie employees guilty for shutting down access lanes to the George Washington Bridge to punish a Christie foe. They now face 20 years in prison.

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Christie's Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers Increase Work on Bridgegate Case

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Christie's lawyers and digital experts have now billed taxpayers $11.3 million on the Bridgegate case. 

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Bridgegate Jury Leaves Court Early as Lawyers Huddle Behind Closed Doors

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

The jury goes home — without a verdict.

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The Christie Tracker Podcast: The Bridgegate Trial - Week 7

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

As the jury deliberates, Bridget Kelly's attorney paces in the hallway and slumps in his chair.

Outnumbered: Behind Enemy Lines with a Liberal Pundit at Fox News

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

This election has featured bigotry, misogyny and rhetoric unlike anything in recent history. But one New Yorker is experiencing all of that more intensely than the rest of us. 

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Bridgegate Continued: Time for Some Closing Arguments in Newark

Friday, October 28, 2016

The first-ever live Bridgegate update with Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon comes just in time for the closing arguments in the trial.

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Scandals Tarnish N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's Political Career

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chris Christie was once a rising star in the Republican Party. Now, he's being hammered by a series of scandals that have journalists writing his political obituary.

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In Bridget Kelly's Own Words

Monday, October 24, 2016

Damning words from a Bridgegate witness in a dramatic day in the courtroom.

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Bridget Kelly Speaks: Christie's Ex-Aide Says Gov Knew About Bridgegate

Friday, October 21, 2016

A tearful defendant explains how she twice spoke with the governor and his chief of staff about the lane closures to make sure he was okay with it. 

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