Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Once Separated From Her Mom, Now Studying To Help Other Immigrant Kids

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dany Manzanarez Gomez was moved by the cries of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border — a pain she once knew herself.

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Bridgegate Defendant Bridget Kelly Says Voicemails Prove She Was Fall Person

Friday, May 17, 2019

Former Christie aide Bridget Kelly is headed to prison for her role in the Fort Lee lane closure scandal. But she has one last story to tell.

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A Love That Stretches Beyond Trump's Travel Ban

Saturday, May 04, 2019

Before the Supreme Court affirmed Trump's travel ban, Brian and Mehraneh fell in love. Now he lives in New Jersey, and she's in Iran, and they're trying to figure out a way to be together.


Sixth Swastika in Five Months Found in Summit Schools in New Jersey

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Swastikas are the most common hate crime in our area, and they continue to pop up in Summit, NJ.


Immigrant Detainee Says He Was X-Rayed for Contraband

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Essex County corrections officers said Yuri McKoy was acting "nervous" after visiting with his newborn son. They suspected McKoy of hiding contraband in his rectum, but found none.

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Death at Essex County Jail is Under Criminal Investigation

Friday, April 12, 2019

The circumstances are murky in the apparent suicide of Lucas Vieira at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.


Hate Crimes in Our Backyard

Thursday, April 11, 2019

What happens when hate crimes are not committed by angry white men.

Attacks Against Jews in Crown Heights Stir Old Fears and New Dialogue

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Some of the accused are black — and that's prompted black and Jewish leaders to seek new ways to ease tensions in the neighborhood.

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After Cyclone, New York Portuguese Help Their Community in Mozambique

Monday, April 01, 2019

The New York Portuguese American Leadership Conference will send a container worth of goods to Mozambique in May.


EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey ICE Detainee Details Transfer, Force-Feeding During Hunger Strike

Thursday, March 07, 2019

A man detained by ICE in New Jersey told WNYC's Matt Katz that in 2018, while on a hunger strike, ICE transferred him from New Jersey to El Paso, where he was force-fed.


Immigrant Detainees Held in Cells for Days During Lockdown at NJ Jail

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lockdown at Essex County’s jail keeps immigrants restricted to their cells for days as a scathing inspector general report roils the county. 


Abandoned Gun, Moldy Bread Pudding and 'Unrecognizable' Hamburgers Found in New Jersey Immigrant Lock-up

Friday, February 15, 2019

An inspector general's surprise visit to the Essex County Correctional Facility, which holds immigrants for $34 million a year, found a range of disgusting and dangerous problems. 

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Climbing the American Ladder as Deportation Looms

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Giddel landed a prestigious job at the Pierre Hotel. His wife has a new gig working for Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Yet by January, he may be forced to return to Honduras.

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For Some Saudis Accused of Crimes in US, the Kingdom Helps Those Charged Evade Justice

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon joins the show to discuss his proposed bill to make this more difficult.


Trump's Investigatory Troubles Extend Far Beyond Robert Mueller

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Southern District of New York is pursuing criminal charges against the President's inaugural committee.


'High Flying Bird' is a Sports Movie That Wants to Disrupt the System

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The Takeaway sits down with screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney and actor André Holland, to discuss their new movie, “High Flying Bird,” which was shot on an iPhone in just 13 days.


David Malpass Nominated as President of World Bank, Worrying Critics

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Malpass, a senior official at the Treasury Department, has been critical of the World Bank as an institution.


Last of the Children from Australia's Island Detention Center to Arrive in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

1,250 people including children will be resettled in the U.S. in an agreement Trump initially called a “dumb deal” on Twitter, but then agreed to follow through on.


Early Writings of Neomi Rao, Tapped to Take Brett Kavanaugh's Former Seat, Show Bias Against LGBT Community and Others

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Rao, who has never been a judge, is reportedly on President Trump's radar for future Supreme Court nominations.


ICE Force-Feeding Immigrant Detainees, In Seemingly Unprecedented Move

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Last week, ICE confirmed that their agency is force-feeding nine detainees in El Paso, as a result of a hunger strike to protest conditions and treatment inside the facility.