Matt Katz has covered New Jersey governor Chris Christie for more than four years, first for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he created The Christie Chronicles blog, and now for WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio, where he runs The Christie Tracker, tweets @mattkatz00, and appears weekly on WNYC’s 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 of stories was WNYC’s first Peabody for news coverage since 1944.
Matt has written about Christie for The New Republic, The Washington Post, and POLITICO Magazine. Prior to moving to the State House in Trenton, he spent time in Afghanistan, writing a series on reconstruction efforts that won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.