Matt was born and raised in New York, he attended Johns Hopkins University where he majored in International Studies with a concentration in American Politics, and then received a master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.
After graduation, Matt landed his first on-air job at KTWO in Casper, Wyoming, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor, covering topics from local politics to dinosaur digs. During his free time there, he honed his skills in skiing, horseback riding, and mountain climbing.
Later, he reported for WNWO in Toledo, Ohio, where he covered breaking news on politics, crime, and the economy. He also extensively covered the 2008 Presidential Campaign visits of Barack Obama, John McCain and Hillary Clinton, as well as the effects of the global financial crisis on America’s industrial centers.
For the last six years, Matt worked abroad, anchoring and reporting for a 24-hour news network in Moscow, Russia, where he met his beautiful wife. While overseas, he traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and parts of the Middle East, learning about different cultures and societies.
In his free time, Matt enjoys travel, working out, and writing. He recently finished his first novel, an international action thriller.
Matt’s delighted to be back home in the USA, where he’s enjoying covering life in Central Florida.