Matt is a passionate journalist who loves nothing more than good reporting, music and comedy – all ingredients of a great radio story. He’s a reporter and producer at KUNC in Colorado, where he covers news stories on air and at kunc.org. He’s also reported for KPCC and KCRW in Los Angeles. As NPR’s National Desk intern in Culver City during the summer of 2015, he produced one of the first episodes of Embedded, the NPR podcast hosted by Kelly McEvers where reporters take a story from the headlines and “go deep.”
At Indiana University, he graduated with degrees in Journalism and Spanish. He also executive produced the weekly podcast, American Student Radio, which still broadcasts every Sunday on WIUX 99.1 FM Pure Student Radio, winner of the IBS college award for “Best Large College/University Station.” Matt is the founder and former president of IU’s student chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He also co-managed and played in Full Frontal Comedy, IU’s longest-running improv troupe.
Favorite reporting memories include jumping on the back of a stranger’s motorcycle in Uganda, publishing an article that led to the revision of IU’s preferred name policy for transgender students, and being told by his school’s president, “I don’t have time for you,” six times in a row at an IU football game.
Matt is a firm believer that everybody has an important story to tell.
NLGJA’s Leroy F. Aarons Scholarship Award for emerging journalists
Part of the team that won a Hearst Award for “Caught in the Gray Zone”
1st Place, Indiana University’s 2014 MLK Day Essay Contest
Voted “Best Reporter” by peers at the Indiana Daily Student Newspaper