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Season 1 of my newest project available now.

“Journeys” are conversations that reveal the insight and inspiration that can only be found on the winding path of life experience. Co-hosted by Rebecca Rothstein, Kim Garner and Lee Ann Daly, three down to earth women, each accomplished “insiders” in their respective industries.

We count ourselves lucky to enjoy lively friendship with fascinating individuals at the vanguard of art, music, sports, business, pop culture, film, TV, the theater, technology, fashion and the consciousness community.

Join us in conversation with them as we journey deep into their story and their process—looking at the good stuff as well as the challenges that shaped their paths.

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More work

Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Colorado State University President Apologizes Following Bias Incident

More stories from kunc.org

CSU Says Alleged Racial Profiling Of Native American Students ‘Frustrating From Every Angle’

Larimer County’s Only Public Landfill Is Almost Full, With No Replacement – Yet

To Reverse The Disappearance Of Native Fish, Northern Colorado Is Turning To Fish Ladders

Berthoud High’s Student-Led Suicide Prevention Program Expanding To Other Northern Colorado Schools

Drive From Fort Collins To Denver Could Soon Take 3 Hours Without Change, Leaders Say

Colorado Transportation Officials ‘Taking The Year Off’ To Reevaluate High Driving Messaging Efforts

Here They Are: Meet The 31 Colorado Athletes Competing With Team USA

Denver One Step Closer To Cinching Amazon HQ2

AG Coffman Calls Federal Banking Laws ‘Outdated,’ Requests Federal Marijuana Industry Protections

More Than 100,000 People Submit Comments On Proposed Nat’l Park Fee Increases

Options For Colorado’s Salvadoran Community ‘Positive’ Following Protection Rollback, Leaders Say

Beer May Rule in Colorado, But State’s Winemakers Are Setting Their Sights High

Colorado-Born​ ​SCOTUS​ ​Case​ ​Could​ ​Shape​ ​Future​ ​Of​ ​Anti-Discrimination​ ​Laws

More stories from kpcc.org

AirTalk debates: What’s the best way to protest white supremacist rallies?

Teen LAPD cadets allegedly steal patrol cars, impersonate officers, chief says

Panel recommends investigation into Skid Row Neighborhood Council election outcome

He spent 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s running for office.

Rep. Schiff goes after Trump wiretapping allegations in Comey Intel Committee hearing

Watch how this Bellflower teacher reacts when she gets surprised with $25,000

Abandoned chickens rescued while trying to cross the road

SoCal Rep. Adam Schiff says Russian intervention is clear

There are just 5 bathrooms for the 1800 people living on Skid Row

8 alternatives to Big Sur following the Highway 1 bridge collapse

Blue Cut Fire: 105 homes destroyed; authorities try to determine cause

How victims of the Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait and see

‘This cannot stand’: leaders deliver strong message on hate crimes

Activists urge Hollywood to show more HIV/AIDS storylines

NCAA punishes CSUN for former basketball director’s violations

Could Skid Row get its own neighborhood council? 

Man who says he carried out ‘Hollyweed’ stunt surrenders, gets court date

10 of my favorite audio stories on 89.3 KPCC

Should LA spend $37 million on a firefighting plane? – July 26, 2016

Slain Dallas police officer worked in LA for 11 years – July 11, 2016

Businesses push for clarity in minimum wage laws – August 8, 2016

How victims of Sand Fire are sifting through the rubble – July 31, 2016

Surfers are stoked about the 2020 Olympic games – August 5, 2016

Here’s what LA County’s voting booth of the future will look like – June 30, 2016

Downtown L.A. residents say film shoots are taking over – July 6, 2016

LA’s Skid Row gets new source of drinking water – June 29, 2016

Highland Park residents prepare for possible rent strike – July 21, 2016

Pet care center opens for homeless on Skid Row – July 15, 2016

“The Capital,” Embedded

10 of my favorite stories I helped produce on NPR’s National Desk*

Embedded“- production assistant – July/August 2015

Family Knew Slain Charleston Pastor Would Lead A Consequential Life – June 19, 2015

Boy Scouts To Announce End of Ban On Gay Leaders – July 27, 2015

At a Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity – Hurricane Katrina revisited – August 25, 2015

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour in L.A. – July 7, 2015

Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For Retailers – June 24, 2015

Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good – June 23, 2015

Immigrants Sue Texas For Denying Birth Certificates to U.S. – Born Children – July 20, 2015

Why Do People Insist On Running In Freezing Temperatures? – WFIU Radio – March 7, 2015 

The Chicken Tax – June 15, 2015

Wildfire Worries Rage In Typically ‘Wet’ Washington State – July 15, 2015

“The Revolving Fund,” short-doc I produced in Uganda

How I learned to Love My Gay Voice” radio play by Matt Bloom

6 of my favorite Indiana Daily Student articles

Caught in the gray zone – Dec 12, 2014

Greenfield man sentenced for murder of 1-year-old daughter – Feb 24, 2016

To save a species – March 9, 2015

Local dancer finds identity through salsa dancing – Sept 1, 2015

The sunday after – March 30, 2015

Addiction specialists discuss Scott County, Ind.’s drug problem – April 23, 2015

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More Writing Samples

Baca trial: The defense calls a single witness

As wildfire grows, some residents evacuate, others wait and see

To save a species – one man’s life’s work reaches a pivotal moment

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Bio

IMG_5816 finalMatt 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.

AWARDS:

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


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