Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Christie's Brother's Investments Draw Scrutiny, But Not Much Money

Thursday, January 30, 2014


How much money did the brother of Gov. Chris Christie's make on land deals near a Port Authority investment in Harrison, N.J.? Not so much.

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Chris Christie’s 18 State Secrets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The release of subpoenaed documents that exposed the Christie Administration's involvement in Bridgegate show how the Governor's Office has been keeping its decisions and expenditures...

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Yet Another Case in New Jersey of Alleged Abuse of Power

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As two federal inquiries got underway into alleged retaliation by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his top aides, a state appellate court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving yet another instance of supposed political payback.

Bennett Barlyn was a prosecutor in Hunterdon County in 2010 when he secured ...


Christie Carries On Despite 'The Crisis'

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chris Christie is still in crisis mode. But what's an embattled governor to do? Keep on working.

Christie spoke to a group of elementary school students in Camden Thursday, and then told reporters and some community members what his plan is for his second term.

"The next four years is ...

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Christie's Biggest Sandy Contractor Fired

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Without notice to legislators or homeowners, the Christie administration dumped a contractor that critics say botched efforts to get Sandy victims back in their homes. But the company got $10.5 million to walk away.

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At Inaugural, Christie Ignores Scandal

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canons fired outside under a heavy snow, and Chris Christie was sworn in to a second term as governor of New Jersey at the Trenton War Memorial even as scandal continued to consume his administration and throw his once-bright political future into question.


Drama Continues for Christie Camp

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It looks like things may continue to worsen for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie before they improve. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has revealed that the Christie administration held Hu...

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New Jersey Lt. Gov. Denies Using Sandy Aid as Pawn

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno denied allegations made by the mayor of Hoboken that the administration of Gov. Chris Christie used federal funds designated for Sandy relief to push ...

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Mayor Alleges Chris Christie Used Sandy Aid As A Political Pawn

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer offered explosive new evidence Saturday in the ongoing examination of Chris Christie administration's political and business practices, saying that Christie officials took away aid for her Sandy-ravaged town because she didn't support a redevelopment deal.

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It's Happening: GOP Is Rallying Around Embattled N.J. Governor

Friday, January 17, 2014

Subpoenas are hitting his closest aides and allies. His approval rating in New Jersey has taken a modest hit. And suddenly, politicians long afraid of him are speaking out about his revenge-style of governing.

But headed into a three-day weekend, there's some good news for Christie. The conservative base of ...


It's Happening: Republicans Are Rallying Around Chris Christie

Friday, January 17, 2014

There’s actually some good news for Chris Christie. The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of the New Jersey governor, is beginning to rally to his side.

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NJ Dems Already Arguing Over Bridgegate Investigation

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Can New Jersey Democrats agree with each other long enough to keep the heat on Governor Christie?


Hit By Scandal and Mocked By The Boss, Christie Needs 'High Hopes'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oh what a difference: Last year, it was TV talk shows and a lot of bombast. This year, Christie eats a big slice of humble pie served up by Bruce Springsteen.

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Christie Mentions Bridgegate, Then Reiterates Old Proposals in State of the State

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Gov. Christie reiterated at the top of his high-profile State of the State speech Tuesday that "mistakes" were made in the bridgegate scandal, but he then quickly moved on to offer a range of proposals, most of which he has pushed in the past.

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Political Fallout for Christie Continues

Monday, January 13, 2014

The New Jersey State Assembly is setting up a special investigative committee to look into the G.W. Bridge lane closure scandal as the political ramifications for Christie pile up.

Monday should have been the day that Governor Christie took a first step in the reshuffling of his administration in advance ...


Bridgegate Takes its Toll on Chris Christie

Monday, January 13, 2014

Matt Katz says that so far, much of Christie's inner circle is implicated in "damage control," but questions about whether Christie himself was involved in the planning linger.

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This Week in Politics: Bridgegate

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The biggest scandal of Chris Christie's career threatens a potential presidential bid. Andrea Bernstein, Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz break it all down, and Matt tells us why team Christie is worried.

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Thousands of Bridgegate Documents Released — Vulgarities Included

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thousands of pages of documents released Friday afternoon by New Jersey Democrats investigating Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal reveal new details about how the scandal unfolded.

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Bridgegate Unfolds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mike Kelly, columnist at The Bergen Record, and New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz and Nancy Solomon discuss the latest in the George Washington Bridge closure scandal one day after Gov. Chris Christie's public apology.

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Four Ways to Understand Bridgegate

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Thursday was a tough day for Chris Christie, and a dramatic one. With the release Friday of hundreds of pages of new documents related to the Bridgegate scandal, the New Jersey govern...

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