Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

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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Christie: "I Did Not Understand the True Nature of the Problem"

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Christie's aides appeared to plan a traffic disruption as payback to the Fort Lee mayor, who didn't cross party lines to endorse the governor for reelection.

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3 Stages of Chris Christie's Crisis Management

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

As the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal unfolded over the last six weeks, the man at the center of the storm started by shrugging it off. But after emails surfaced this week l...

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Christie Aid Linked to GWB Lane Closures

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A top Christie aide is linked to the lane closures that caused major traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. New Jersey Public Radio's Matt Katz explains what happened and the implications for Chris Christie's political future. 

Check out the emails that exposed the link and more here.

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More Bridgegate-Style Politics in New Jersey?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Another North Jersey mayor is claiming he's receiving political retribution from Trenton.

Jersey City's pension system could save millions of dollars — if New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney allows legislators to vote on a bill reforming it. The bipartisan bill already passed unanimously in the state assembly. But so ...

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Christie Makes Court Nominations That Raise Eyebrows

Friday, January 03, 2014

Giving up on another Supreme Court nomination, the Republican governor has now failed to get three of his nominees through the Democratic state senate.

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What's Ahead in New Jersey Politics

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, and WNYC reporter Matt Katz give us a preview of what's on deck for New Jersey politics.


NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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GW Bridge Officials Hire Lawyers, Get Delay on Subpoenas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The two main players in the George Washington Bridge controversy have hired prominent white collar criminal defense attorneys who immediately asked for a delay in providing subpoenaed documents.

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Meet the 9 People Entangled in Christie's GWB Controversy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Retaliatory bridge closings. Public firings. Domain-name purchases involving political enemies. A federal investigation. The George Washington Bridge controversy has gone from strange...
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These Are the Domain Names Purchased by the Former Christie Appointee to the Port Authority

Monday, December 16, 2013

Many of domain names disgraced official (and close friend of NJ Gov. Chris Christie) David Wildstein purchased involve New Jersey Democrats.

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Meet Christie's Clean-Up Artist Headed to Port Authority

Friday, December 13, 2013


With the sudden resignation of Port Authority Executive Director Bill Baroni in the wake of the controversy of traffic-causing lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Republican Gov. Chris Christie is turning to a woman who has long been part of the governor's inner circle.

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Top Christie Aide Is Out at Port Authority

Friday, December 13, 2013

Two. That's now the number of top Christie aides who have resigned in the wake of a roiling controversy over the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge back in September.
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Next GWB Controversy Target: Chris Christie

Thursday, December 12, 2013

New Jersey Democrats investigating the handling of mysterious lane closures at the George Washington Bridge subpoenaed correspondence today from seven government officials in an effor...
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Nonprofit Alleges Sandy Victims Couldn't Appeal for Aid

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Were Sandy victims improperly denied federal funds for rebuilding?

Documents obtained by a nonprofit in New Jersey found that some Sandy victims may have lost out at a second chance at receiving federal relief money.

By Aug. 1, the Christie administration had spent its first batch of funds from $600 ...

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Christie Sarcastically Denies Involvement in GW Bridge Traffic Controversy

Monday, December 02, 2013

Not only did Christie deny the suggestion that he had anything to do with  the closures — he dismissed the accusation as absurd.

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NJ Legislators Rip Port Authority Bosses

Monday, November 25, 2013


New Jersey legislators are grilling top officials at the Port Authority about a decision to close local lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge in September that backed up traffic for days through Fort Lee.

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