WNYC and NPR
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Friday, October 21, 2016
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served
Free and open to the public
Matt will tell the inside political story about Chris Christie’s seven years as governor, from the Bridgegate scandal to his controversial role in Camden to his presidential candidacy.
Matt Katz is a political reporter for WNYC and NPR 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 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.
In 2015 Matt and a team from WNYC won a Peabody Award for their coverage of Christie and the Bridgegate scandal. 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. In 2009 his four-part investigation about Camden set the stage for an end to the state’s takeover of city government.
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