When it comes to choosing a career, some people chase paychecks. I’ve always chased butterflies. It’s worked out fairly well so far.
My name is Matt, I’m a Chicago-based writer and editor who has experience covering just about every topic under the sun, from city council meetings during my days as a local TV news reporter/photographer to the Cubs’ historic playoff run in 2015, where I was responsible for coordinating and executing a successful coverage plan from the Wild Card game through the National League Division Series. I’ve interviewed any number of prominent subjects including Vice President Joe Biden, governors of three different states, Dennis Rodman, Frank Robinson, Scottie Pippen, Matt Forte, Joe Maddon, and others. I’ve made numerous guest appearances on both radio and television in Chicago including on WGN 720AM and CLTV’s Sports Feed.
Right now, I’m an Associate Editor at Internet Retailer magazine, where I cover the latest online retail trends, writing about companies ranging from established giants like Amazon.com to the up-and-comers that are disrupting the space like Bonobos and Adore Me. I’m also a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune and its sister publication, RedEye. In the past I’ve written for the Chicago Sun-Times, ESPN.com, the Register-Guard, MLB.com, and Bloguin’s The Outside Corner among others. In addition to leading coverage of the Cubs’ 2015 playoff run, I’ve also covered two Midwest League All-Star Games, the Ryder Cup, and hundreds of others of games across various sports.
I’ve got a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University, where I was a member of the school’s Homecoming Court, and a Master of Arts in Television Broadcast Journalism from the University of Miami. I also spent parts of three seasons working as one of the Milwaukee Brewers’ racing sausages.
My editors will tell you that I don’t have an off switch, and that I’m adept at generating quality content that drives page views. I’m happy at my full-time job, but always looking at taking on additional freelance work. Drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org, and let’s chat.